Civil Rights & Social Justice

One nation under who? New poll paints perilous picture for American pluralism | John...

America has a bunch of foundational myths — George Washington and his famed cherry tree; the belief that anyone can get ahead if they just work hard enough; and the stubborn belief that our...

State civil rights commission will host meeting in Carlisle after KKK fliers found

The commission in charge of investigating civil rights violations in Pennsylvania will host at least one meeting in Carlisle after police found fliers seemingly distributed by the Ku Klux Klan.Carlisle Police said in a...

Victims’ rights amendment Marsy’s Law moves out of House committee

A bill aimed at protecting the rights of crime victims advanced out of state House committee 19-4 Thursday, with Democrats and Republicans on both sides of the tally.Marsy's Law, introduced by Rep. Sheryl Delozier,...

As U.S. hate group activity hits a new high, the Southern Poverty Law Center...

Pennsylvania-based hate groups ranging from Holocaust deniers and neo-Nazis to white nationalists and the Ku Klux Klan all popped up on the Southern Poverty Law Center's radar last year, providing a fuller picture of...

‘His legacy lives on’: K. Leroy Irvis, Pennsylvania’s only black House speaker, remembered

K. Leroy Irvis is remembered as "the Lion of Pennsylvania" -- a civil rights champion, incorruptible force for good, and the commonwealth's first black state House speaker.Perhaps less noted is his great sense of...

Latino, community leaders in York announce second annual Latino Health Summit

YORK, Pa. -- Political and community leaders, as well as healthcare executives from across this south-central Pennsylvania city gathered Tuesday to announce their effort to address health disparities among Hispanic-Americans in Pennsylvania.The second Latino...

Attorneys say state prison policy on legal mail has stymied communication with clients

A lengthy back-and-forth on copiers and paper jams isn't the most compelling courtroom drama, but it gets to the heart of a lawsuit against the state Corrections Department and its new legal mail policy.After...

Lincoln’s ‘House Divided’ speech teaches important lessons about today’s political polarization | Opinion

Lincoln didn’t claim that perfect equality could be achieved. But he saw broad commitments to the idea of equality as essential to the ongoing work of creating, as the Constitution puts it, a more perfect union – and a freer one for all.

The ACLU is taking Pennsylvania’s corrections department to court over copy-and-save legal mail policy

According to the ACLU, "Pennsylvania is the first and still only state prison system in the country to copy and store legal mail."

President Trump says there’s a crisis at the border. The data says something else...

President Donald Trump did an end-run around Congress last week, declaring a national emergency that will enable him to redirect roughly $8 billion from across the government to fund the construction of his much-ballyhooed...