The Hill, or "Little Harlem" as it was referred to from the '30s thru the '50s, was one of the elite African-American neighborhoods in America. It was home to one of the most vibrant jazz scenes in the country, as well as one of its hottest clubs, The Crawford Grill, which was owned by Gus Greenlee.
In grad school, whenever I needed to clear my head, I'd get in my car and drive. It was, as most lovers of the open road will agree, a sensual experi...
Until HB 2364 or another bill with a similar goal is able to become law, I expect local school directors' jobs in the commonwealth to remain challenging.
Depending upon how things go, environmentalists could get a bit of what they have been asking for: a slowdown in new fracking and some time to assess the environmental impacts more thoroughly.
State capitals may be hotbeds of partisan madness, but they are also the hubs around which local economies, cultures and sentiments spin.
I've recently received a flurry of inquiries regarding Joe Biden's Irish heritage, so thought that it might be interesting to share research I did in 2008 during the last election cycle.
You've proven what I deeply believe: Mother love is a force to be reckoned with. I am so honored to be by your side, knowing that everything we do will make the world just a little bit better for our children.
If we're going to continue to move forward with fracking, there has to be some mechanism for making the people who get run over by the process whole.
For children born in the iPhone age, a one-room school is inconceivable. For those who attended the Richmond Little Red School, it was a way of life i...
When the voting rights of our most vulnerable citizens are threatened, everyone's rights are threatened. Democracy is not a fait accompli, it requires attention and constant care or else it might be lost.
Pennsylvania has a lot of school districts in grave financial distress. But as bad as this is, it gets far, far worse.
The number of Asians in the country is on the rise. Will this group of voters be courted by candidates to the same extent as other constituencies?
Since, as any fifth-grader will tell you, we don't have a national vote for president, tracking the race by means of national polling is almost completely irrelevant.
Do we have to open up our entire voting system to fraud because Viviette Applewhite doesn't feel like taking even the most minimal steps to prove that she's actually eligible to vote?
For those interested in seeing an integral part of Rust Belt history, Cleveland is still an essential stop.
There hasn't been much activity in Brownsville, Pa. in some years, but to visit the town, it's impossible not to be affected by its remnants and by its ghosts.