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Celebrate Black History Month 2022 at Kutztown University

February 12, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Ilyasah Shabazz KUTZTOWN, Pa. – February is Black History Month. Established in 1976, Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history, science, mathematics, literature, art, music, and culture. Kutztown University celebrates the month with events for the entire community. The Multicultural Center aims to celebrate and honor cultures and…

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PA Department Of Education: Apply now to sponsor summer meals for at-risk students

February 12, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is encouraging organizations across the state to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through PDE’s Summer Food Service Program. Sponsors must apply by May 31, 2022. “Hunger impacts families across the commonwealth; it does not discriminate,” said Secretary of Education Dr. Noe…

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Court throws Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law into doubt

February 4, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. A statewide court said Friday Jan. 28, 2022 that Pennsylvania’s expansive two-year-old mail-in voting law is unconstitutional, agreeing with challenges by Republicans. Friday’s decision by a five-judge…

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Montgomery County to host virtual panel discussions on Black health and wellness 

February 4, 2022

NORRISTOWN, Pa. -– Montgomery County’s Black History Month Committee invites the community to attend a four-week long virtual series of panel discussions for Black History Month. This year’s program will focus on the national theme, “Black Health and Wellness,” as established by the Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH). “As…

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Gov. Wolf fulfills commitment to raise minimum wage for Commonwealth workers

February 4, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Governor Tom Wolf (Photo/governor.pa.gov) Governor Tom Wolf recently announced that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will fulfill its commitment to raise the minimum wage for commonwealth employees to $15 per hour by January 31, 2022. Gov. Wolf signed Executive Order 2016-02 in March of 2016 to raise the minimum wage for commonwealth employees under…

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Gov. Wolf announces $15 million for gun violence prevention, calls for partnership to improve community safety, equity

January 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Sen. Vincent Hughes speaks with the press. Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Senate Democratic Appropriations Chairman Vincent Hughes in Philadelphia to announce a $15 million increase in funding to further support grassroots gun violence prevention efforts through the Pennsylvania Commission for Crime and Delinquency’s (PCCD) Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention program….

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The Hot Seat

January 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Val Arkoosh, Dr. Mehmet Oz and State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta Now that Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey is stepping down, challengers are starting to come out of the woodwork.  Here’s a look at some of the names you’re going to be hearing. By Denise Clay-Murray If you went to the Pennsylvania Farm Show earlier…

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Casey applauds historic nomination of Arianna Freeman to Third Circuit

January 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Arianna Freeman (Photo/ Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pa.) If confirmed, Freeman would be the first woman of color on the Third Circuit. WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement applauding the nomination of Arianna Freeman to the United States Court of Appeals for…

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Bridge collapses in Pittsburg, PA

January 28, 2022

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) — A two-lane bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday, prompting rescuers to rappel nearly 150 feet (46 meters) while others formed a human chain to help rescue multiple people from a dangling bus. The collapse came hours before President Joe Biden was to visit the city to press for his $1…

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Biden’s high court pledge shows growing power of Black women

January 28, 2022

Biden’s early discussions about a successor to Breyer have focused on U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs and California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger By NICHOLAS RICCARDI As he struggled to survive the 2020 Democratic primary, Joe Biden made a striking pledge before voting began in heavily African American,…

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