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In Black Face or A Black Face, Mummers Should be Better

In Black Face or A Black Face, Mummers Should be Better

PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 3, 2019 – The mummer comic performance “Made in America” was racially offensive and a continuation of a dark and disgraceful aspect of mummer history.   Using a black man to depict Jay Z leading a white man on a leash depicting Mayor Kenney was as offensive as if the spoof had been done in black face.  In fact, on first glance many of the African Americans who called me with objections, thought exactly that….assuming the “Jay Z” performer was in black face. 

Senator Williams Applauds Signing of Clean Slate Legislation

Senator Williams Applauds Signing of Clean Slate Legislation

Harrisburg, July 3, 2018 – Last week, Senator Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia) joined Governor Tom Wolf, lawmakers, and advocates for the signing of House Bill 1419, also known as the Clean Slate bill. “There are too many people who have done their time and have...

Williams Expungement Clinic Part of MLK Day of Service

HARRISBURG, January 19, 2017 – On Monday, Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) joined Rep. Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia) to host an expungement clinic as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service efforts. “The expungement process helps...

Williams Proposes Measure to Reschedule Marijuana at Federal Level

HARRISBURG, January 17, 2018 – Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) announced that he is introducing a resolution urging Congress to reschedule marijuana from a Schedule 1 substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act. “Keeping marijuana as a Schedule 1...

Williams’ Gunlock Give-a-Way in Philadelphia on December 16

Chilling Events Involving Children, Accidental Deaths Involving Guns Prompt Action Harrisburg – December 11, 2017 − State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) in partnership with Sheriff Jewel Williams and Inspector Derrick Woods of the Southwest...