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.