tag | Black people

NFL judge: Lawyers for Black players can join mediation

The lawyers have challenged the settlement’s use of “race-norming” in dementia testing since 2018.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

A stark racial divide on vaccinations leaves many at risk as Pa. reopens

As the state eases distancing and mask mandates, health officials are still failing to successfully vaccinate communities that have been disadvantaged from the start.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

Philadelphia health commissioner resigns over mishandling of MOVE bombing remains

In a statement, Mayor Jim Kenney said he learned of a “very disturbing incident” in which Thomas Farley had bombing victims’ remains cremated and disposed of, rather than returning them to the family.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

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‘We are not subjects of study!’: Protesters march on Penn Museum to decry handling of MOVE remains

Bones thought to have belonged to two girls killed in the 1985 bombing were stored at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for decades through a muddled chain of custody.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Why Black and Latino people still lag on COVID vaccines — and how to fix it

Vaccination rates for Black and Latino people in Philadelphia are still half what they are for whites.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Foundation grant aids Pittsburgh’s Black opera landmark

The Richard King Mellon Foundation announced it was awarding $500,000 to efforts to restore the National Negro Opera Company House.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Supporting BIPOC Owned Businesses

By Staff