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House passes Mayes’ legislation to prohibit hair discrimination

July 16, 2023

After being introduced in the past two legislative sessions, the PA House of Representatives today passed the CROWN Act, sponsored by state Rep. La’Tasha D. Mayes, D-Allegheny, to end hair discrimination in Pennsylvania. The CROWN Act would update Pennsylvania’s current anti-discrimination law, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, to prohibit discrimination based on hair type, hair…

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Authorities charge 5 more in probe of child sexual abuse among Jehovah’s Witnesses in Pennsylvania

July 16, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry speaks during a news conference, Friday, July 7, 2023, in Philadelphia. A Pennsylvania grand jury investigating child sexual abuse in the Jehovah’s Witnesses community has charged another five people with raping or molesting children as young as 4, the latest developments in an ongoing probe that has identified…

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Jesse Jackson to step down as head of civil rights organization Rainbow PUSH

July 16, 2023

BY GARY FIELDS, CLAIRE SAVAGE AND TERESA CRAWFORD CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to step down from leading the Chicago civil rights organization Rainbow PUSH Coalition he founded in 1971, the organization announced Friday. “Reverend Jesse Jackson is officially pivoting from his role as president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition. His commitment is unwavering, and he will…

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Vice President Kamala Harris makes history with tiebreaking votes in Senate

July 13, 2023

BY CHRIS MEGERIAN AND LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, who made history as the first woman or person of color to serve as vice president, made history again Wednesday as she matched the record for most tiebreaking votes in the U.S. Senate. The vote, her 31st, advanced the nomination of Kalpana Kotagal to the Equal Employment…

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H&R Block, TaxAct and Tax Slayer shared ‘extraordinarily sensitive’ data about taxpayers with Meta, lawmakers say

July 12, 2023

BY FATIMA HUSSEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of congressional Democrats reported Wednesday that three large tax preparation firms sent “extraordinarily sensitive” information on tens of millions of taxpayers to Facebook parent company Meta over the course of at least two years. Their report urges federal agencies to investigate and potentially go to court over the wealth of…

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Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking reparations for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

July 10, 2023

BY JAKE BLEIBERG An Oklahoma judge has thrown out a lawsuit seeking reparations for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, dashing an effort to obtain some measure of legal justice by survivors of the deadly racist rampage. Judge Caroline Wall on Friday dismissed with prejudice the lawsuit trying to force the city and others to make recompense for the destruction of…

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Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey lands his best fundraising quarter in his Senate reelection campaign

July 7, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks before President Joe Biden about his infrastructure agenda while announcing funding to upgrade Philadelphia’s water facilities and replace lead pipes, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at Belmont Water Treatment Center in Philadelphia. Casey said he’ll seek a fourth term, bringing unmatched name recognition in Pennsylvania politics to his party’s…

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