Joie Nearn, Imani Weeks and Sydne Hopkins of Science Leadership Academy scripted, filmed and edited a mini-documentary investigating colorism in the Black community. The project is called For the Love of Brown Girls.

On Monday, City Council’s Committee on Rules will hold a Public Hearing on several bills, including two dealing with the South Philadelphia casino project to be developed by The Cordish Companies. Read on to learn how to watch or hear it live at 900amwurd.com.

After months of complaints about overt racial discrimination on the campuses of the University of Missouri, Black student groups have succeeded in forcing the resignation of Tim Wolfe, the university system president.

Solomon writes: A string of government studies has shown that black children are treated differently. The latest, a scathing Justice Department report on the juvenile-justice system in St. Louis County, Mo., found that when black youth get in trouble, they are treated more harshly than whites.

Be sure to tune in on Friday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for our EXCLUSIVE broadcast of Michelle Alexander’s April 30 keynote address at the Ending Mass Incarceration Conference, held at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA.

Our community is familiar with the annual shutout/snub typically handed down by the Academy Awards. Nominations of people of color in any category have been few and far between, and actual awards to Black actors, directors, or others in the film industry have been even more infrequent.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) today voted to award Philadelphia’s second casino license to Live! Hotel & Casino/Stadium Casino LLC, a joint venture of The Cordish Company and Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc. Of the four applicants considered, Stadium Casino LLC is the only one with zero minority ownership.

The beautiful and talented actress Lupita N’yongo recently filmed a short skit with beloved “Sesame Street” character Elmo –where they discuss the wonders of skin and the importance of loving the “skin you’re in.”

In May 2014, The Atlantic published “The Case for Reparations,” an article by national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates. This topic has been discussed for generations, but rarely as thoroughly as Coates’ masterful feature. Click the photo or headline to read more.

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