Two Phila. Groups Sponsoring Black History Month Student Essay ContestThe Philadelphia branch of the NAACP and the antiviolence initiave "Hands Across Philadelphia" are teaming up with the Philadelphia school district to launch a new essay contest focused on black history.
4 More Nonprofits Push For Reforms In Next Philadelphia Teachers ContractThe Coalition for Effective Teaching, a three-month-old group of nonprofits endorsing changes in the next teachers pact, is adding four new groups.
Voting Rights Advocates See Hard Times In Wake Of US Supreme Court Decision"This decision was a bad day for America and for voting," says Jennifer Clarke, executive director of the Public Interest Law Center and one of the plaintiff attorneys in Pennsylvania's yearlong battle over voter ID.
Nutter Says He Won't Back a Delay in Philadelphia School Closure PlanA coalition of groups is asking Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter to pressure the School Reform Commission to put a one-year moratorium on the plan to close dozens of schools.
Community Activists Demand Nutter Delay Philadelphia School ClosuresLocal NAACP president Jerry Mondesire says repeated attempts to contact the mayor have been met with silence.
Despite Law Being On Hold, PA Voters Can Expect To Be Asked For Photo IDElection judges are still required to ask Pennsylvania voters for a photo ID. However, at least for this election, voters are not required to show it.
Even After Judge's Ruling, Pa. Voter ID Opponents Not Slowing DownThere was applause but not quite jubilation when the Pa. Voter ID Coalition got the news that photo ID cards would not be necessary for next month's election.
Philadelphia Election Officials Lay Out Plans To Make Sure Voters Have Proper ID Come NovemberAfter last week's court ruling upholding Pennsylvania's controversial Voter ID law, election officials in Philadelphia are scrambling to make sure voters do have proper ID come November's presidential election.
Hundreds Rally In Harrisburg To Oppose New Pa. Voter ID Law“I say to you, and I want you to quote me directly: Tom Corbett is liar!" Jerome Mondesire of the NAACP told the crowd.
Lawmakers Propose Renaming Philly's Courthouse For Pioneering Black Woman JuristPhiladelphia City Council has taken a step toward renaming the city's Criminal Justice Center in honor of the late Juanita Kidd Stout, a Philadelphia trailblazer who was first female African-American elected as a judge in the United States.
NAACP Plans Legal Action On Behalf Of Lower Merion Police OfficerRepresentatives of the NAACP say they are standing behind veteran officer Kerry Godbold, whom they say was passed over by the department in his bid to become a sergeant earlier this year.