Civil Rights & Social Justice


Immigrants aren’t a roadblock to progress or prosperity. They amplify it | Gisele Barreto Fetterman

BY: - April 29, 2019

America has always been a home for the exiles and asylum-seekers, for anyone looking for a better life.

California Synagogue Shooting: Pa. officials react to violence at Congregation Chabad in Poway

BY: - April 28, 2019

The shooting came six months to the day of the mass shooting at Tree of Life in Pittsburgh, Pa.

High stakes for Pa. as Supreme Court grapples with census citizenship question

BY: - April 25, 2019

The high court's eventual decision could have significant consequences for Pennsylvania’s federal funding and political representation.


Pa. Rep. Joyce helped elevate false claims migrants in Arizona were carrying tuberculosis. Republicans only have themselves to blame

BY: - April 24, 2019

Joyce's statements are an unfortunate reminder that Republicans have turned undocumented immigrants into a faceless other to be feared.

The controversy over Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s marijuana listening tour, explained

BY: - April 23, 2019

Fetterman's initiative has come under attack this month from Republican lawmakers, who claim the strong show of support for legalization doesn’t reflect what they see in their districts.


Taking undocumented immigrants’ housing won’t help the ‘most vulnerable,’ Mr. President | John L. Micek

BY: - April 23, 2019

The Trump administration is upping the ante in its war on undocumented immigrants with a new proposal to boot them from public housing — all in the name of helping “the most vulnerable” Americans. But immigration activists and advocates for low-income Pennsylvanians say all the White House’s plan would do is leave thousands of children, […]

As legal pot efforts take hold across the country, opponents organize in Pennsylvania

BY: - April 22, 2019

Bills that would legalize recreational marijuana for all adults in Pennsylvania are presumed to be dead on arrival in the state House and the Senate, where one Republican leader called the idea “reckless and irresponsible.”


This is why they call it ‘Easter,’ and other things you didn’t know about the holiday | Analysis

BY: - April 21, 2019

Christian and non-Christian (pagan) elements have continued to blend together.


Congress, don’t crush my American Dream, pass the Dream and Promise Act | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2019

Some 2.1 million Dreamers could be put on a pathway to citizenship through the legislation, according to published reports


What is Passover? Your four questions, answered

BY: - April 20, 2019

On Friday, at sundown, Jews all over the world celebrated the start of Passover, which runs for the next seven days. It is one of the most important holidays on the Jewish calendar. And while we may have missed your Friday night seder (our apologies), it’s still not too late to answer four, key questions […]

Advocates want Pa. to update its Equal Pay Act by 2020. It will take more to close the gender wage gap

BY: - April 19, 2019

While the wage gap has narrowed in the U.S. over the past few decades as women have obtained education levels equal to men, researchers are still trying to figure out exactly why it remains.


‘Black dignity:’ A recent book puts it front and center — as it should be | Anwar Curtis

BY: - April 19, 2019

Sometimes adults need a village of their own.