I’m black. My parents are white. But it’s not a simple black-and-white issue.

I was raised in Wilkinsburg. And my parents are white. I point out their skin color as different than mine often, and it matters. Don't get me wrong. I am a huge fan of interracial relationships of all kinds, but what I have learned is that the depth of all relationships that cross racial lines rely on true love, the flexibility for growth, deep education and mutual respect.

Wolf’s plan for open data is promising, but Pennsylvania has its work cut out for it

data Whether it’s an app in Chicago that tells you if your car has been towed, or New York City officials using data to identify the source of a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak, those kinds of projects — inside and outside of governmental institutions — are not happening with state data in Pennsylvania.

Mostly because it’s not available.

Pennsylvania is one of 26 states that doesn’t provide a robust open data website, according to a PublicSource analysis of every state’s open data website.