Civil Rights & Social Justice

Temple University announces anti-racism initiative

It calls for reinvesting in Temple’s Department of Africology and African American Studies, prioritizing recruitment and retention of faculty and employees of color, investing in campus-wide anti-racism training and launching a bridge program for North Philadelphia youth.

Candidates, constituents of rural Pa. call for ‘their own Bill of Rights’

Several of the candidates said that residents of rural Pennsylvania don’t feel “heard” in Harrisburg.

In Lancaster, criminal justice reform advocates say $1M bail was meant to ‘punish or...

The groups, Lancaster Stands Up, SafeHouse Lancaster, Green Dreamz, ACLU PA, and the Lancaster NAACP, denounced what they described as a “broken criminal justice system.” 

Human Rights Campaign beefs up outreach to Pa.’s LGBTQ voters

The civil rights organization has directors in several states mobilizing the LGBTQ vote, including Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.

Pgh cop under investigation for misconduct is one the city’s highest-paid employees

Officer Paul Abel Jr. made $156,106 in total compensation last year, records showed. That's more than Mayor Bill Peduto's salary.

In Philly, Black clergy warn voters of color will face challenges casting their ballots...

“It is very clear that there is an attempt to suppress the vote,” state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, said, adding that it will particularly impact communities of color.

White protesters, shouting racial slurs, try to disrupt Cheyney U. classes

Cheyney University, the nation's oldest Historically Black College and University, was the scene of a demonstration that attempted to disrupt classes on Tuesday.

Poll: Pa., 2020 battleground voters say Trump’s immigration policies firing a ‘No’ vote |...

More than four in 10 voters say President Donald Trump's stand on immigration is giving them a reason to vote against him.

Pitt, CMU y afiliados planifican animada celebración del Mes de la Hispanidad

Los eventos, muchos en modo virtual debido al COVID-19, incluyen lecciones de baile, sesiones de networking, talleres educativos, demostraciones de cocina y más.

Report: Lancaster protesters held on $1M bond in wake of police shooting

The eight protesters are facing felony riot, arson and vandalism charges, according to a report by LancasterOnline.