Civil Rights & Social Justice

Black Maternal Health Week highlights dangers, inequities for pregnant persons

The 4th annual week-long initiative is dedicated to awareness, activism and deepening the conversation around maternal mortality in Black Americans, who are 2-3 times more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts, according to Centers for Disease Control data.

Pa. Republicans eyeing tighter voter ID requirements to meet wall of Wolf veto

This difference between what Republicans want, and what Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf might eventually sign, will animate the next three months of negotiations

‘Erie County is ready’: Tyler Titus looks to become Pa’s first openly transgender county...

Titus is running for the seat being vacated by current Democratic Erie Co. Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, who is not running for re-election.

Philly’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs welcomes a new deputy director

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA -- Mayor Jim Kenney’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has welcomed Erik Larson as the new deputy director of LGBT Affairs. Larson started working for the City of Philadelphia in 2018...

Protest songs remind us in times of tumult that we’ve yet to realize our...

Music born of angry times of domestic disunity in American history leave indelible marks on us that speak loudly about who we are rather than who we propose to be.

Answering a child’s question: A land of the free, home of the brave —...

How do we explain the ‘Land of the Free, Home of the Brave’ idea to the children, who are seeing the broken promises play out in real time?

Pa.’s horrible anti-transgender sports bill is horrible in dozens of other states, too |...

Just another reminder that terrible ideas, like misery, love company.

Deb Haaland can help dismantle the doctrine of discovery | Opinion

The doctrine led to exploitation of entire peoples and unraveling our relationship with the land

‘No one is asking for this’: LGBTQ advocates lash transgender sports bill | Frank...

And one member of the region’s transgender community also says she'll be mounting an electoral challenge to the bill’s prime sponsor.

Why sports remain hostile territory for LGBTQ Americans | Opinion

For all of the gains LGBTQ people have made over the past few decades, sports remain a highly visible reminder that homophobia and transphobia persist.