Tag: Philadelphia

Jewish Cemetery Vandalized in Latest Anti-Semitic Incident

As more incidents of anti-Semitism take the national spotlight, about 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia were overturned this weekend, police reported. This comes just one week after about 150 headstones were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri. Aaron Mallin made the discovery at Mount Carmel Cemetery…

Comcast’s Chief Diversity Officer Talks ‘Race’ at Screening

Comcast’s Chief Diversity Officer, David L. Cohen, speaks on Feb. 18, prior to an advance screening of “Race” at the Prince Theater in Philadelphia. (Comcast Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek) Comcast NBCUniversal (No. 30 on DiversityInc’s 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity) hosted an advance screening of the Focus Features film “Race”…

Scholastic Shelves ‘Smiling Slaves’ Picture Book

By Sheryl Estrada An illustration from “A Birthday Cake for George Washington.” Scholastic Publishing is stopping the distribution of a controversial children’s book about George Washington’s enslaved cook, Hercules, and his daughter, Delia, after being highly criticized for illustrating slavery as joyful. “A Birthday Cake for George Washington,” released on…