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Philly City Council passes right to counsel bill for low-income tenants

A report last year found a $3.5 million investment to provide legal counsel to low-income tenants facing eviction could save the city an estimated $45 million annually.

Michael White ‘hates what happened’ in Rittenhouse Square last year

White is back to work these days. He said he is also writing poetry, dabbling in music, and wants to go back to school at some point.

Harrisburg church hosts support group for parents with transgender kids

The group's first meeting is scheduled for Mon., Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the guild room at Grace Church on State Street, blocks from the Capitol.

Stretch of Philly’s Broad Street to be renamed after civil rights champion, the Rev....

The stretch of North Broad Street between Oxford Street and Girard Avenue will be renamed "Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan Way" in his honor. The unveiling ceremony begins at noon in front of the Leon H. Sullivan Human Services Center at 1415 N. Broad Street.

Riding Virginia’s blue wave, Congress renews push for Equal Rights Amendment 

A similar resolution has been introduced in the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate, it's unclear whether it will get any traction.

Philly NAACP Prez: Outcome of Comcast case could roll back civil rights protections

A $20 billion lawsuit a Black media mogul and comedian has filed against Comcast is headed to the Supreme Court this week.

Meek Mill and Michael Rubin highlight another example of criminal injustice

“Situations like this keep me grounded and focused on my mission for reform that I dedicated myself to two years ago," Mill said.

DACA case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week

A ruling to uphold the program could anger Trump’s conservative base, while a ruling against it would likely energize liberals.

Philly’s first Black woman police chief is right under our noses | John N....

Mayor Jim Kenney, I think I’ve solved your problem. Here's how to get a great candidate and save the city some cash at the same time.

SlamCamp teaches storytelling as key to a better Philadelphia

"Everyone has a story to tell," an organizer said, "Hearing each others stories bring us together as a community."