Civil Rights & Social Justice

Why Paula Peebles’ story of gun-selling cops can’t be dismissed | John N. Mitchell

PHILADELPHIA -- Imagine being surrounded 24 hours a day by uber-violent hood rats whom you know will remorselessly kill you, a family member or a loved one for snitching.Now, imagine that this is only...

Defaced Cecil B. Moore mural: ‘Just like new’

Corin Wilson, a project manager with Mural Arts Philadelphia, said her organization jumped to restore the mural as quickly as possible.

Bucks County congressional hopeful named in lawsuit denies she used racist, homophobic language

Candidate Debra Wachspress says the allegations in the suit are "complete and utter distortions," and that the suit itself was "fraudulent."

White supremacy propaganda in 2019| The Numbers Racket

Year-over-year, 2019 saw an increase in propaganda distribution by these groups with 2,713 cases of distribution reported. A doubling of activity from 2018 when the number was 1, 214.

Black History Month 2020: When Pittsburgh was the center of Black baseball | Opinion

By Rob RuckDuring the half-century that baseball was divided by a color line, Black America created a sporting world of its own. Black teams played on city sandlots and country fields, with the best...

‘They say, ‘Oh, wow, she’s the boss.’ New Philly Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw on...

Danielle Outlaw knows that many expect her to help bring down the homicide rate, which was the highest in 2019 that it has been in over a decade.

Pa’s Dean: ‘I’m looking forward to … telling my granddaughters,’ as U.S. House removes...

Many Republican lawmakers argued on the House floor Thursday that the Equal Rights Amendment would be used by supporters to fight abortion restrictions.

This Harrisburg couple is working to increase access to opportunity — one child at...

Two weeks ago, during a service at Harrisburg Brethren In Christ, Senior Pastor Hank Johnson said something that really stood out for me:"We are disciples, called to make disciples,” he said, as my mind...

The landmark Voting Rights Act turns 55: For Black voters, a time to reflect

With a pivotal presidential election approaching, activists and scholars say African-Americans should continue the work of protecting Black voters’ rights.

Transgender Pa. prison inmate sues Corrections Dept., claiming they were denied proper healthcare

The lawsuit, filed last month in the U.S. District Court for Pennsylvania’s Western District in Pittsburgh, seeks monetary damages and immediate medical care and housing accommodations for the prisoner, who was born as a woman but does not identify as male or female, according to court documents.