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WATCH: New Docuseries Explores Environmental Pain and Resistance in 'Braddock, PA'

Episodes follow an urban farmer, aspiring politician and others fighting forces that threaten this Pennsylvania borough. 

Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014, near McKittrick, California.

STUDY: Pennsylvania's Communities of Color In More Danger From Health Consequences of Fracking

Researchers found a disproportionate number of people of color living near power plants. 

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Golfing While Black: Club Calls Police on Women for 'Playing Too Slowly'

“It was a horrific experience.”

Trump Pushes Unfounded Claim That Millions of Undocumented Immigrants Illegally Voted for Clinton

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton are working on a recount in Wisconsin. Meanwhile, the president-elect just keeps tweeting.

Muslim Communities Fight Cemetery Backlash With Mixed Results

A new article from The Associated Press documents resistance to Muslim cemetery construction in four municipalities across the country. 

Indie Slavery Epic 'The North Star' Picked Up By RLJ Entertainment

The independent film about runaway slaves going up to Pennsylvania was picked up by RLJ Entertainment for distribution. 

Pennsylvania Legislators Seek to Rename ‘Negro Mountain’

The story goes that the mountain was named after “Nemesis,” a black man who gave his life fighting Native Americans on the ridge.

Two Republican Leaders Give Up on Voter ID

Sen. Rand Paul and Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett throw in the towel on voter ID

Pennsylvania Voter ID Ruled 'Unnecessarily' Burdensome, Unconstitutional

Judge blocks voter ID law, but not on grounds that it is racially discriminatory, oddly.

Winners and Voter Turnout for Election Day 2013

Turnout was low all around, but there were clear victories for progressive and moderate conservatives around the nation.

Public Universities Funding Less Low-Income Students Nationwide

A new study from ProPublica and The Chronicle for Higher Education shows colleges most frequented by low-income students are giving them less aid than ever.

Pa. GOP Chair Credits Voter ID With Cutting Obama Voters

Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians lack ID to vote under new law. Republican chair says that was good for his party.

Voter ID Plunges Forward in Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Alaska

Just a month from Election Day states are already pining for restrictions in the next election.

The Election Is Over, but the Voting Rights Fight Is in Full Swing

The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.

Obama Nominates First Openly Gay Latina Federal Judge

If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro would be the first out gay Latina to serve on the federal bench.

Tea Party Crowd's Answer for Why Romney Lost? Voter Fraud!

An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

Pennsylvania's Spanish-Speaking Voters Face Barriers at the Polls


Voter ID Confusion and Tea Party Poll 'Monitoring' in Pennsylvania

Election Protection watchers are hearing lots of reports about conflict over voter ID requirements at Pennsylvania polling sites.

Pennsylvania Argues Voters Are 'Frustrated,' Not 'Disenfranchised'

Pennsylvania’s attorneys have found a new argument to defend the state’s voter ID law: We all share the same burdens and frustrations equally, regardless of race or class, and that’s not disenfranchisement.

How the Mayweather-Pacquiao Saga Reminds Us of the Voter ID Game

In both boxing and voting, the strategy is the same: keep the opponent away.