Civil Rights & Social Justice

With one election barely over, state lawmakers look to make fixes ahead of the...

Time’s likely up for Pennsylvania’s Legislature to override the outcome of the 2020 election. But lawmakers have already turned their eyes to changing how Pennsylvanians vote in the future.

Philly Rep. Kenyatta honored for LGBTQ advocacy work

Kenyatta has received the Victory Institute’s Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award, which honors an “up-and-coming state or local LGBTQ elected official whose promising political career will move equality forward.”

Visit Philly spearheads effort to support growth of Black and Brown businesses

The tourism marketing agency organization is using advertising, web and social media and public relations bring awareness to these small Philadelphia businesses, which are disproportionately at risk for closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advocates call on NEPA school board member to resign over call to remove LGBTQ...

School board members in Sullivan County, Pa., near Wilkes-Barre, say they'll undergo LGBTQ sensitivity training.

Philadelphia native reveals toll of gun violence in new ‘Weight of Death’ docuseries

“Gun violence in urban cities is real,” he said. “We need to address this because this is an epidemic that is tearing our city apart at an alarming rate.”

Los defensores de la inmigración presionan a Biden a no solo recuperar DACA sino...

Pero los defensores de la inmigración están presionando para que el programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia no solo sea reafirmado sino expandido y escrito en ley. Ellos lo ven como un objetivo mínimo en la política de inmigración, con protección de deportación para los miembros de la familia de los destinatarios de DACA también.

A pandemic Thanksgiving: How Pa.’s LGBTQ community is celebrating during lockdown

“The most we’ll venture forth is to sit on the sofa and call or text our friends,” says Mary Groce who lives with her partner Suz Atlas at the John C. Anderson Senior Apartments in the heart of the Gayborhood. “We even plan to Zoom with family during dinner.” 

Immigration advocates push Biden to not only bring back DACA but to expand it

Advocates view reinstating the Obama-era policy as a minimum goal, with deportation protection for DACA recipients’ family members extended as well.

AIDS Memorial Quilt launches nationwide virtual tour during another world health crisis

On December 1st we will honor World AIDS Day as our community has done for over 30 years. However, as part of the new normal of COVID-19 related shutdowns, this year’s events have gone virtual. One of those virtual representations includes the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. It is considered to be the world’s largest piece of community folk art, weighing in at some 54 tons.

Overdose prevention network advocates for Philly safe injection site

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA -- While oral arguments in the case USA v. Safehouse took place at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Monday, Philadelphia Overdose Prevention Network (POPN), a composite...