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Black family sues Sesame Place, alleging discrimination

A Baltimore family is suing a Sesame Street-themed amusement park for $25 million in federal court over claims of racial discrimination.

By The Associated Press

What is hair discrimination and would the CROWN Act eliminate it?

It would also protect people against bias based on hair texture and protective styles like cornrows, braids, twists, bantu knots, locs, afros, and more.

By Aniya Faulcon

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Updated: 2022-06-22 18:40:56

Ken Burns Presents “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness”

“Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness” provides a window into the daily life with mental health challenges – from seemingly insurmountable obstacles to stories of hope and resilience. The film confronts the issue of stigma, discrimination, awareness, and silence and helps shift the public perception of mental health issues today.

By Christina Zeiders

Federal lawsuit accuses Chester Twp., police of civil rights violations in arrests of Black residents for loitering

The lawsuit alleges Chester Township, the Chester Township Police Department and individual police officers violated residents’ constitutional rights by arresting them for loitering outside their own homes.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

Wolf, Pa. Democrats again push for passage of LGBTQ discrimination protections

Similar legislation has failed to move out of Republican-controlled committees, and it’s unclear if this year will be any different.

By Sarah Anne Hughes/Spotlight PA and Colin Deppen/Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania voters back bid to ban race discrimination in constitution

Constitutional law professors say it will have little practical effect because courts already consider such discrimination to violate both the state and federal constitutions.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Chambersburg committee considering new anti-discrimination ordinance, local human relations commission

The group plans to make its recommendation in late July or early August, after hearing from outside experts and community members. 
By Alanna Elder/WITF