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Bar, Halloween Display, News, Noose, Pennsylvania, Racism -

A bar owner in Pennsylvania is in hot water after hanging up decorations that depict a black man being hung. According to WPXI, Skip Riggle, the owner of Kickstand Restaurant is Elizabeth, Pa., claims that allegations of racism are completely unfounded because he put up a Halloween display showing what was supposed to be the […]

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Confederate Flag, Esperanza Menendez, Halloween Costume, Lower Macungie Township, News, Pennsylvania, Ralf Menendez, Top Stories -

It was no treat for 17-year-old Esperanza Menendez who came face to face with two white males whose faces were painted Black as part of their racist Halloween costume in Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania. “Y’all f**ked up ya’ll shouldn’t do that s**t…that’s not funny,” she said. “It’s not racist,” voices said from the background about the males who […]

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Pennsylvania lawmakers on Wednesday passed the first anti-violence legislation in more than a decade that deals directly with firearms.

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This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections ordered a lockdown of its entire 47,000-person-prison system after yet another spate of employees was rushed to the hospital, sickened by what the DOC is calling “unknown substances,” which many believe to be illicit opioid-related drugs.


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#BlackOnBlue, antwon rose, Black on Blue, News, Pennsylvania, Police Brutality, Video -

  TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation, or share your own story, using the hashtag #BlackonBlue. Police and state lawmakers alike agree that state laws need to be updated in the wake of […]

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Mourners displayed signs reading "Justice for Antwon" and "#SayHisName" in the funeral procession Monday for a black Pennsylvania teenager fatally shot by a white police officer as he fled a traffic stop a week ago.

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Movie Theater, News, Pennsylvania, Police Brutality -

Three young black girls in North Versailles, Pennsylvania were kicked out of a movie theater by a police officer after an employee claimed they were “acting like animals.” The Root reports that a woman recorded the incident, and while commenting on the unfair treatment of the girls, she herself was arrested. The woman who recorded the […]

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Pennsylvania, Politics, Uncategorized, Voter Disenfranchisement, Voter ID, Voter ID Laws -

A new voter ID law passed by Republicans in Pennsylvania could disenfranchise over three quarters of a million voters, and will likely hit the poor and minorities hardest.

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Barack Obama, First Amendment, Free Speech, Nazi, Nazi Germany, Pennsylvania, Philip Waite, Politics, Spring Cove -

ROARING SPRING, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania school district says a teacher was exercising his First Amendment rights during a speech in which he drew parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States under President Barack Obama...

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A Democratic state election official says he will not enforce the Pennsylvania voter ID laws...

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ACLU, Election 2012, Pennsylvania, Politics, Video, Voter ID, Voting, Voting Rights -

theGRIO REPORT - A new report commissioned by the ACLU finds that many Pennsylvania residents who would not have the proper identification to vote in the general election are unaware that they could be turned away at the polls...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Hundreds of demonstrators descended on Pennsylvania's Capitol on Tuesday to protest a tough new voter ID law...

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Election 2012, Justice Department, Pennsylvania, Politics, Voter ID, Voting Rights -

theGRIO REPORT - The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of Pennsylvania's new voter-ID law, which would bar anyone with a photo identification from casting a ballot in this year's elections...

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theGRIO REPORT - This past weekend Global Fusion Festival (GFF) in Philadelphia tried to bring together as many cultural groups represented in Philadelphia as they could fit together...

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theGRIO REPORT - Although the ID itself may not be at a cost, the documents needed to get the voter ID are not free...

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theGRIO REPORT - A controversial voter identification law adopted earlier this year here could potentially prevent tens of thousands of people from casting ballots in a state President Obama essentially must win to be re-elected...

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Assault, Chuck E Cheese, Lynaa Eva Dobbins, Monroeville, News, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh -

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A Pittsburgh woman has been jailed on charges she attacked her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend and other women with a knife and a brick at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant during a party for her son...

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Break In, Crime, Delaware County Prison, Hero, Home Invasion, News, Pennsylvania, Upper Darby -

VIDEO - A 13-year-old boy is being called a hero after saving his family from a violent home invasion on the 4th of July.

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