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Employment Discrimination Laws Apply Not Just To Race But Also Color

Many employers don’t realize that there is, in fact, a difference between race and color – and it’s a discrimination lesson companies are learning the hard way.

06/03/2014

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Minorities Not Taking Advanced Placement Tests In Computer Science

According to Education Week, new data from the College Board shows less than 20% of students taking AP computer science tests were female, about 3% African American and 8% Hispanic.

02/04/2014

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African American Community Celebrates The Start Of Kwanzaa

The African American community celebrated the beginning of Kwanzaa Thursday night.

12/26/2013

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Inspiring Kids To Become Better Readers, Writers and Students

The Library of Congress has just honored 826 DC with its first-ever Literacy Award, recognizing organizations working to address illiteracy in America.

11/19/2013

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National Mentoring Movement Puts Down Roots In Philadelphia

While the organization has worked in the greater Philadelphia area in the past, this week the movement spread to Philadelphia with the launch of Southeastern Pennsylvania Cares.

07/13/2013

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Fewer Minority Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Compared to white children, African American children are reportedly 69% less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, and Hispanics are 50% less likely.

07/02/2013

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Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

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Opinion: The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.

09/11/2012

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Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

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Top Black History Month Events In Philadelphia

With Black History Month upon us, Philadelphians won’t struggle to find special programming, events and venues that are celebrating.

02/01/2012

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church And Mother Bethel AME Celebrate History With Joint Mass

The two churches that started what has become known as the Black Church Movement in America united for a historic worship service Sunday morning at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Lancaster Avenue.

11/20/2011

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African-American Vote Could Be Pivotal In Mid-Term Elections

President Obama has been campaigning hard in heavily democratic cities like Philadelphia to rally the African-American vote.

10/29/2010