Civil Rights & Social Justice
Retiring Rep. Brian Sims finds next act with LGBTQ business, policy group
'Discrimination and violence against LGBTQ people are on the increase because it is fueled, in part, by legislative attacks in local, state, and national governments,' Sims said.
Abortion advocates aim to outflank lawmakers in 2024 using ballot measures | Analysis
The midterms showed the political potency of abortion ballot measures.
National Day of Mourning: The suppressed speech of Wamsutta (Frank B.) James, Wampanoag
For indigenous Americans, Thanksgiving is not a day of celebration. This is what they lost.
A reminder for your holiday table: Thanksgiving celebrates a racist genocide | Michael Coard
The tragic residue of the horrific plight that began 401 years ago continues to exist in 2022.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus welcomes new House members, reflects on Latino vote
The campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus welcomed the highest number of Democratic Latino lawmakers elected to Congress, during an event at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters. CHC BOLD PAC chair, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, said continuing to reach out to Latino communities and young voters will be key to taking […]
‘The future of Philadelphia is at stake’: New coalition to tackle Philly’s gun violence
'As a city, we have the resources, support and commitment to save lives,' Sharmain Matlock-Turner, of the Urban Affairs Coalition, said.
Funding for Social Security is at a crisis level. It’s hurting the disabled | Opinion
The failure to serve disabled people with intersectional and marginalized identities represents a crisis in equitable access to disability benefits.
Philly leaders and organizations set for Trans Day of Remembrance
The annual observance, which takes place today, is a time to honor and remember lives lost to transphobic violence.
Reproductive coercion is a form of domestic violence | Denise Johnson
Let’s not let pregnancy mortality be another unintended consequence for victims of domestic violence.
A lone Republican voted against impeaching Philly DA Larry Krasner
When the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impeach Democratic Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, a lone Republican voted “no.” Although the historic measure passed 107-85 over the objections of Democrats, state Rep. Mike Puskaric, R-Allegheny, broke ranks and voted against the action, which he said he believed would set a disastrous precedent for […]
The feds make it too hard for former inmates to access Social Security benefits | Opinion
The government punishes formerly incarcerated people twice by making them jump through too many hoops.
Coalition invites community participation to envision a better future for Black Pittsburghers
The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Obama Academy in East Liberty. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged.