An attorney for the ACLU of Philadelphia says the city violated the First Amendment when it turned down the ad, citing its subject matter.
Representatives 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.
After threat of a lawsuit by the local branch of the NAACP, Philadelphia City Council has agreed to expand the number of hearings into how the city will be redistricted in accordance with the latest census.
Philadelphia will soon become the latest U.S. city to “ban the box,” prohibiting questions about a person’s criminal record on job applications.
The local branch of the NAACP is accusing a South Philadelphia hotel of discrimination, for allegedly asking that the attached restaurant not schedule any hip-hop parties.
A poet, novelist, political activist and vice president of the newly formed National Association of Colored Women in 1896… yet the name Frances Ellen Watkins Harper cannot be found in most history books.
President Obama has been campaigning hard in heavily democratic cities like Philadelphia to rally the African-American vote.
A political storm has surrounded the national tea party –a major figure is out.