Chad Merrill was just trying to be the peacemaker, according to family and friends, when he stepped up in defense of his friend, a black man, who was being subject to racial slurs and other verbal abuse.
The mayor of a Pittsburgh suburb called on police officers to go old school on the people protesting the officer-involved shooting of a 17-year-old, even offering a photographic example: a historic photograph of cops attacking kids with water cannons and police dogs during the Birmingham, Ala., 1963 Children’s Crusade.
Nationwide, graduations are an opportunity to reflect and savor accomplishments and to brightly anticipate the future.
The young wypipo are at it again, and this time a school district in Pennsylvania has gotten a lesson in just how racist some of its students can be once a teacher leaves the classroom.
I was introduced to Summer Lee last year by a mutual friend. We met for drinks in the lobby of the Ace Hotel, and she shared her background (Howard University Law grad who recently moved back to the Pittsburgh area), the work she was currently doing to oust racist members of the Woodland Hills School Board (she…
Although I have spent 99.9 percent of my years as a black male, during the course of my lifetime, I can remember a few rare occurrences when I had brief out-of-body experiences.
A Pennsylvania golf club that called the police on five black female golfers on Saturday is defending itself after initially apologizing—somewhat—for making the women feel “uncomfortable.”
White people get really indignant over the smallest of things, especially when it comes to black people. They are easily offended by the little things we do, and they take extra offense if we don’t immediately fall in line and do what they say after they have taken their precious time to “scold” us about it.
Bill Cosby is scheduled to be in court Monday in a bid to stop several of his accusers from testifying in his sexual assault retrial April 2.
Apparently unaware of Steve King, Stephen Scalise, Steve Bannon and other Republican Party Steves who are racist as shit, a candidate for the House of Representatives has threatened to bow out of an upcoming Republican forum if a white supremacist running for the same congressional seat is allowed to attend.
The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge presiding over the case of rapper Meek Mill was ordered by the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday to make a decision on the rapper’s application for bail “without further delay.”
Winter is approaching and, with it, all the difficult weather conditions that often apply. Because of that, one kindhearted Philadelphia man thought that he would have to temporarily give up his mission of giving free haircuts to the homeless—that is, until one equally kindhearted stranger stepped in and gave him a…
Local police are investigating a photo that shows four teenagers, believed to be students at Coatesville High School, posing behind pumpkins carved with racist symbols.
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, formerly the Ashmun Institute, is a school rich in history and culture. While I was excited to attend the first HBCU—catch this fade if you disagree—upon first look 10 years ago, there was nothing remotely spectacular about the campus. Lincoln was extremely small and old, and it…
As the NFL protests continue and teams and the association at large continue to argue about how to deal with players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and black oppression, school football players—across high schools and colleges alike—are also showing their solidarity and their own…
It turns out that Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), a politician who proudly flaunts his pro-life bonafides, doesn’t really mind abortions as long as his mistress has access to them.
Liante Robinson says she’s still searching for answers after her 11-year-old son was attacked by a white classmate at a Pennsylvania middle school.
A Pittsburgh cop is on desk duty while his use of force during a controversial arrest earlier this week is scrutinized following the release of cellphone video footage.
A Pennsylvania is man is facing multiple charges after allegedly screaming racial slurs at a woman and threatening to “shoot her brains out” after what police describe as a road rage incident that took place in July along state Route 999.
Police are searching for a suspect who they say gunned down a recent high school graduate during a road rage incident in Chester County, Pa., on Wednesday.