Special to the Capital-Star

Giving back and speaking up: Meet the Philadelphia LGBTQ Bar Association

By: - November 26, 2021

'As lawyers, we have a responsibility to be leaders in society, and as LGBTQ+ lawyers, we have a special responsibility to advocate for the entire LGBTQ+ community,' a leader said.

State Police’s Camp Cadet develops self-esteem, discipline, teamwork in youth | Helping the Helpers

By: - November 26, 2021

'We want to build that positive bridge so they can bring that to their community and society as well,' Pa. State Police Trooper Robert Broadwater said

Uniontown Salvation Army building connections with locals through programs | Helping the Helpers

By: - November 25, 2021

'When people are in need, our job is to find out what the need is and what their story is,' Salvation Army Capt. Erin Rischawy said.

Philly agrees to pay $2M in settlement over LGBTQ foster care lawsuit

By: - November 24, 2021

Officials also will renew a Catholic foster care agency's contract, and not require it to follow a nondiscrimination policy.

U.S. food safety experts offer tips for Thanksgiving

By: - November 24, 2021

By Lynne Terry The pandemic has not gone away, but the focus on Thursday will be on food and loved ones, not on disease. But Thanksgiving can also be a source of illness if you don’t follow food safety rules. Turkeys, like chicken, can harbor campylobacter and salmonella, which are commonly found in the guts and […]

PASSHE’s Greenstein: School funding is vital to Pa.’s economic growth

By: - November 23, 2021

'What happens when employers are unable to provide the skilled workers they need to succeed? They move,' he warned.

Philly DA Krasner: We’re doing ‘everything we can’ to fight rising violence against city women

By: - November 23, 2021

The prosecutor's comments came days after a pregnant woman was shot dead while unloading baby shower gifts.

Pa.’s Latino community has growing political clout – and they’re going to use it | Analysis

By: - November 23, 2021

By Harrison Cann Pennsylvania is changing and politicians have to catch up. The 2020 census results revealed more than just how voting maps may be drawn, but they also showed the growing influence of Latino voters in Pennsylvania politics. “The truth of the matter is that from here on out there is no candidate who […]

Pgh NAACP slams ‘lack of transparency’ in probe of Black man who died in police custody

By: - November 22, 2021

Jim Rogers died Oct. 14 after being tasered by a police officer. Activists want answers -- and accountability.

‘Rent to Own’ companies ordered to deed 285 homes to consumers in Pennsylvania

By: - November 21, 2021

About three dozen of the homes are located in Allegheny County, which is out of more than 80 that are located in the Pittsburgh metro area.

Homelessness, unemployment remain issues for transgender Philadelphians

By: - November 21, 2021

'Being unstable in housing makes a lot of things unsustainable,' one community member said. 'Like just remaining employable, not knowing where your next meals are coming from, not even knowing if you’re going to have clean clothes for the next day.'

Jobs and transit: Officials explain how infrastructure law will benefit African Americans

By: - November 20, 2021

Officials stressed the law will create millions of jobs that do not require a two- or four-year degree.