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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Resigns Amid Signs of Harassment and Discrimination at the Department

Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross has abruptly resigned amid claims of harassment and discrimination at his department. The Philadelphia Police Department announced Ross’ resignation Aug. 20. Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney said Ross had ineffectively handled these cases of harassment and discrimination and that he believes Ross’ leave is best for…

New York State Expands Workplace Harassment Laws

New York State legislators are heading toward the forefront of cracking down on workplace sexual harassment. They ended their 2019 session passing a plethora of expansions to the state’s existing workplace discrimination laws. Most notably, they removed the requirement for the harassment to be “severe or pervasive” in order for…

2019 Black Census Reports Issues Most Pressing In Black LGBT Communities

As public conversation over President Trump’s proposed (and rejected) inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census continues, another census is reflecting intersectional concern over critical issues facing the Black LGBT community. Related story: Republicans Are Not Giving Up on the 2020 Citizenship Question As part of the  2019…

Congressman Who Harassed Aide Says Obamacare Made Him Do It

Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan will do just about anything to deflect blame for harassing a former aide. The congressman representing Pennsylvania’s 7th District was accused over the weekend of harassing a female aide and lashing out when he found out the woman had a boyfriend. He insisted, according to the…