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(Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Watchdog Group Calls For Independent Probe of Pa. Legislative Sting Controversy

Ellen Kaplan of the Committee of 70 says the matter of the quashed sting needs to be investigated, and a public accounting needs to be made.

03/18/2014

(Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in "12 Years a Slave.")

Movie Review: ’12 Years a Slave’

This true and harrowing story of a free black man kidnapped into slavery in 1841 hits like a sledgehammer.

10/24/2013

Coatesville's Daquan Worley, Matt Ortega and Isaiah Flamer (credit: Joseph Santoliquito)

Coatesville Football Returning To Normal After Racial Controversy

They knew them. Or at least they thought they knew them. They would see them every day in Coatesville High School walking in the halls, talking between periods. They were there with them last December, there at Hershey Park Stadium to support them when they played in the PIAA state championship.

10/03/2013

(Cell phone video posted to the crossingbroad.com web site captures Eagles' wide receiver Riley Cooper using the N-word in a dispute with a security guard at a Kenny Chesney concert.)

Anti-Defamation League Offers Sensitivity Training For Riley Cooper

Barry Morrison, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in Philadelphia, says that too often such behavior by professional athletes is too quickly dismissed.

08/02/2013

(DA Seth Williams, in file photo.)

Phila. DA Says Riley Cooper’s Racist Rant Should Become ‘Teachable Moment’

Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams says Eagles team management has reached out to him as they deal with the aftermath of the video of wide receiver Riley Cooper’s racist remark.

08/01/2013

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Riley Cooper Caught Using Racial Slur At Kenny Chesney Concert, Apologizes

Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper was caught uttering a racial slur at a recent Kenny Chesney concert in Philadelphia.

07/31/2013

US-SCHOOL-SHOOTING-MEMORIAL

Drexel Professor Analyzes Statements Made By President On Zimmerman Trial

A Drexel professor has analyzed President Obama’s remarks on the George Zimmerman trail outcome.

07/19/2013

Stigall Show Log 7.18.13

Chris discusses some supermarket and pharmacy’s decision not sell this month’s issue of Rolling Stone, Jimmy Carter’s issue with race, and Philadelphia Council President Darrell Clarke’s idea to use additional sale tax revenue for employee pensions.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/18/2013

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Local Residents React To Zimmerman Verdict

People rallied at the Municipal Services Building at 15th Street and JFK Boulevard in Center City Saturday night, only an hour after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

07/14/2013

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

A Romney/Ryan supporter at a campaign event in Ohio (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Campaign Drops Dog Whistle And Moves To Blatant Racism

Romney supporters, including his son Tagg, have moved away from dog whistle politics and are now engaging in outright disrespectful and racist campaigning.

10/18/2012

Actress Stacey Dash (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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

Barack Obama campaigns in 2007 (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s 2007 Speech is Disturbingly Racist

While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.

10/05/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

Mitt Romney accepting Donald Trump's endorsement (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Bring Back Politics Of Racial Division

In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.

08/08/2012

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