Voting and Your Rights, courtesy of Michael Coard, Esq. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS- AND PROTECT THEM! How can you find the location of your polling place? Call the Citizens’ Access Center at 866-268-8603. What time do the polling places open and close? They open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Who is legally permitted
Ever since Africans were transported in shackles to this country 396 years ago on August 20, 1619, they have been victims of the American/European race war. And the police lynchings last month of Freddie Gray in Maryland and Walter Scott in South Carolina are just a few of thousands of examples irrefutably proving that Blacks
Historic Cheyney University — an all-time great institution — now has an all-time low student enrollment with an all-time high budget deficit. In other words, until recently, Cheyney’s very existence was in jeopardy due to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s decades-long racial discrimination in violation of federal law, state law, and a 1999 signed agreement with
On May 14, a law-related injustice occurred in Philadelphia. On that date, Narcotics Field Unit Police Officers Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman, and John Speiser were incredibly found not guilty in federal court despite very strong evidence from civilian witnesses and a police witness that those cops routinely engaged in
Exactly two years ago this week, during the end of July 2013, a team of archaeologists from the URS Corp. began breaking ground at the Weccacoe Playground after receiving scholarly evidence about a burial site there. And the rest, as they say, is history. But before discussing that history, I must ask a few questions:
American slavery was born 396 years ago this week on August 20, 1619. And it lived throughout America, including in Philadelphia. On that fateful day, as noted by English settler John Rolfe, a rich tobacco planter, “… there came a Dutch man of warre that sold us twenty and odd Negars” in the Virginia Colony
The Philadelphia Tribune Posted: Friday, September 4, 2015 12:00 am by Michael Coard | Last week’s column was one of two parts. In it, I wrote that the U.S. Department of Education was expected to soon release its response to the scathing Aug. 26, 400-page report by Financial Services, Inc. that condemned Cheyney University for failing
On July 10, activist Sandra Bland, 28, was heading to a new job that was to begin Aug. 3 with the Cooperative Extension Services at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University. But three days later, she was dead with a plastic garbage bag around her neck at the Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas.