The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) is coming together in Philadelphia this week. That means that starting Wednesday, there are dance performances every night. It also means that 63 instructors will be giving classes in dance traditions that span the diaspora. So, for example, if you wanted to see performances from Philadanco, the […]

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia woman is making history in Wellington, Florida, as the first Black woman to play in the prestigious U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship. With birds chirping in the background, 25-year-old . . .

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. ‘Black Men In America’: Trymaine Lee and Charles Coleman Jr. spotlight the strength of the Black vote11:32 Resident of a town founded by formerly enslaved people fights to keep its history alive10:04 The History of Ralph Bunche, the first person […]

The event “Rhythms of Resilience: Philly School Alumni on Hip-Hop, Africana Studies, and Self-Discovery” was held virtually for teachers across the district to attend and ask questions via Zoom. African American studies teacher Ismael Jimenez hosted the panel that included former students and current hip-hop artists Starr Skii and MTM Flow. Both attended Kensington Creative […]

Source: Martine Severin / Getty Mass shootings tend to dominate the debate over gun violence – but they accounted for just 3% of all firearm homicides in the United States in 2021. The vast majority of gun homicides are murders that happen in an extremely concentrated number of neighborhoods – places where the rate of […]

This story is a part of the Every Voice, Every Vote series. What questions do you have about the 2023 elections? What major issues do you want candidates to address? Let us know. The primary win of former Councilmember Cherelle Parker in the race to become Philadelphia’s 100th mayor is historic. Parker’s nomination comes after

From Philly and the Pa. suburbs to South Jersey and Delaware, what would you like WHYY News to cover? Let us know! Philadelphia Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr. was a surprise guest at a policy discussion during Black Cannabis Week at Temple University. As the representative for Council District 4, Jones was not among the elected […]

A politically connected contractor allegedly created a shell company and “submitted false, inaccurate, and inflated invoices” as part of a scheme to circumvent Philadelphia’s anti-discrimination policies, according to the city’s chief auditor. The accusations against General Asphalt Paving Co., run by the Meehan family of former Philly Republican leaders, are detailed in an Aug. 9 […]

Philadelphia City Council will consider creating a reparations task force next week, a move that would make this the latest U.S. city to explore payments and other compensation to Black descendants of enslaved Africans. The resolution to create the task force was introduced at Thursday’s meeting by Councilmembers Jamie Gauthier and Kendra Brooks. If it moves forward, the […]

Ala Stanford, the founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium who rose to lead regional operations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has stepped down from her position in the federal government to focus on her clinic in Philadelphia. She said she plans to continue to promote equity in health care nationally, […]

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