Civil Rights & Social Justice

The Legislature needs to step up to keep Pa. residents in their homes. Here’s...

Please, contact your local lawmaker and call on them to support our Safe at Home bill package to keep families in their homes.

Allegheny Co. Port Authority employees protest ban on Black Lives Matter masks

In a statement sent before the protest, the Port Authority's CEO said the agency "unequivocally believes that Black lives matter."

IT problem derails Pa. Pardons Board votes on commutations; deliberations expected to resume Thursday

The Board of Pardons heard dozens of clemency requests on Tuesday and Wednesday from people hoping to have their criminal records expunged.

ADL and National Urban League work together to get out the vote

The new voting rights project is spearheaded by the Urban League of Philadelphia (ULP) and the ADL Philadelphia’s young professional affiliates.

Central Pennsylvania DA faces calls for resignation over Kenosha-related social media post

A central Pennsylvania prosecutor is facing calls for his resignation over a Facebook post that he says is being blown out of proportion. On Sunday, Cumberland County's elected district attorney, Republican Skip Ebert, responded to...

Report: Pa. ranks 31st nationwide for women’s political participation | Tuesday Morning Coffee

The Keystone State gets a 'D' grade in a study from the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research, up from a D-Minus in 2015.

Philly Urban League launches reentry program for the formerly incarcerated

"You have to give individuals the opportunity to be self-reliant ... and how they do that is through jobs and employment,” an advocate said.

Eagles QB Wentz: ‘There’s a hurting community.’ Why we can’t let civil war win...

Opening his eyes, and his mouth, the Eagles QB speaks a simple truth: 'There's a hurting community.'

LGBTQ candidates in Pa. and Del. hope to win seats in November

In Butler County's 12th District, Democrat Dan Smith, who is openly gay, is trying to unseat GOP incumbent Daryl Metcalfe, who has made homophobic comments.

Philly nonprofit works to end period poverty

By Ayana Jones PHILADELPHIA -- When Lynette Medley encountered women who were using newspapers and socks because they couldn’t afford menstrual supplies, she took action. Medley established a bank of free feminine hygiene products and in-home...