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Black police officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

The number of minority officers in policing has more than doubled in the last three decades, but many departments still have a smaller percentage of Black and Hispanic officers compared to the percentage of the general population those communities make up.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

Hospitality workers canvass for Biden, hoping to boost Black and Latino vote in Philly

The push is organized by the union Unite Here, which is planning to have more than 100 canvassers go to 100,000 homes before November 3, targeting North and West Philadelphia neighborhoods.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

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‘We stand very strong’: Community sharing helps African businesses in Philly stay afloat during COVID-19

“Susu” is  a kind of informal loan club popular in Philadelphia’s African business community. The concept is practiced worldwide under a variety of names.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

Our Body Politic Special Series

By Fred Vigeant

North Philly residents demand to be included in search for new Temple University president

The university’s Board of Trustees created a search committee that included two Black men, one Latino man, two white women and 11 white men. Thirteen members are trustees.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Hispanic Heritage Month

WITF Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the following programs scheduled to honor contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans

By Fred Vigeant

Pennsylvania is becoming more racially diverse. And that could be a big deal for the 2020 election.

Demographic data shows if PresidentTrump intends to capture the commonwealth again this year, he can’t rely on the same coalition he relied on four years ago.
By Katie Meyer/WHYY