Tag: Philadelphia

Philadelphia vote counting back on amid legal tug-of-war

November 5, 2020
Vote-counting efforts in Philadelphia were temporarily suspended on Thursday following a court order that granted President Trump’s campaign closer access to oversee the operation, according to reports. The count resumed shortly after noon, the Philadelphia Inquirer said. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has not said if it will hear the appeal planned by city officials, the

History of the Black Panther Party: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America (1994)

October 2, 2014
Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 — August 22, 1989) was an African-American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. Newton had a long series of confrontations with law enforcement, including several convictions, while he participated in political activism. He continued to pursue an education, eventually

Ban the Box

August 8, 2014
Ban the Box Legislation   Ban the Box is a nationwide movement that supports legislation prohibiting employers from including questions about criminal records on job applications.  In New Jersey, the Opportunity to Compete Act, also know as “ban the box” has gained support from civil leaders and legislators. The purpose of the legislation is to ban

Robert F. Williams-Father of Black Power Movement

August 7, 2014
See larger image Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (Paperback) New From: $33.83 In Stock Robert F. Williams Black Power Before Black Power Movement   Robert F. Williams is arguable one key historical figure whose rightful place in American history has been ignored. Rob was truly a man ahead

Editor&’s Statement – African American Politics – A History of Struggle

February 24, 2014
The history of African Americans is a history rich with political struggle. Whether we study the early  slave rebellions, the Civil War, #reconstruction, Post-Reconstruction, the Garvey Movement, the 1960s Civil Rights and Black Power movements, or the rise of Black elected officials up to, and including, the election of Barak Obama, African Americans have engaged in deliberate