Civil Rights & Social Justice

Philly NAACP Prez: Outcome of Comcast case could roll back civil rights protections

A $20 billion lawsuit a Black media mogul and comedian has filed against Comcast is headed to the Supreme Court this week.

Meek Mill and Michael Rubin highlight another example of criminal injustice

“Situations like this keep me grounded and focused on my mission for reform that I dedicated myself to two years ago," Mill said.

DACA case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week

A ruling to uphold the program could anger Trump’s conservative base, while a ruling against it would likely energize liberals.

Philly’s first Black woman police chief is right under our noses | John N....

Mayor Jim Kenney, I think I’ve solved your problem. Here's how to get a great candidate and save the city some cash at the same time.

SlamCamp teaches storytelling as key to a better Philadelphia

"Everyone has a story to tell," an organizer said, "Hearing each others stories bring us together as a community."

Wolf signs bill to let synagogues, mosques and churches apply for $5M in safety...

In response to last year’s Tree of Life shooting, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed into law a $5 million program that provides grants to beef up security at nonprofits, such as houses of...

Food stamps literally keep families alive in Philly. Help us stop the Trump benefit...

By Dawn Holden WoodsFor the fourth time in the past three years, millions of vulnerable children and families who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, are being...

Many states now require anti-bullying training that includes a focus on LGBTQ students –...

It is clear to me that the teachers and counselors I train need additional guidance to fully support their LGBTQ students.

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council agree to anti-gun violence cash

By John N. MitchellPHILADELPHIA -- Mayor Jim Kenney announced plans on Wednesday for the transfer of more than $5 million to assist in a pair of plans aimed at staving off gun violence and...

Controversial victims’ rights amendment Marsy’s Law wins majority support; still faces court challenge

The amendment expanding rights for crime victims still faces a constitutional challenge that could end up before the Pa. Supreme Court