Civil Rights & Social Justice

In Philly, a growing call to change city street named for ‘Dred Scott’ author

With the Rizzo statue gone, and Columbus in a box, a 23-year-old Temple University graduate student has set his sights on getting Taney Street renamed.
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Racism is white people’s fault. It’s our responsibility to end it | Bruce Ledewitz

Derek Chauvin was not using some police department-approved chokehold and then got carried away. Chauvin was enforcing white authority over a black man.

In NEPA, a joyous celebration of Juneteenth — and a call to action

Bill Browne has a funny story to tell you. He’s sitting under a yellow tent on a cloudy Friday afternoon in downtown Wilkes-Barre. 

Community leaders talk race, Columbus statue in South Philly

The discussion went beyond the Columbus statue controversy to address issues of criminal justice reform, disparities in education, housing and poverty.

For Juneteenth, we’re ceding the floor | Friday Morning Coffee

When Langston Hughes says it so much better.

We can’t address racial injustice in Pa. without fixing our unfair public school funding...

At a time of great upheaval and change, and in the middle of a global pandemic, we have all been called to acknowledge and confront systemic racism.

Land loss has plagued Black America since emancipation. Is it time to look again...

The current soul searching over America's racist legacy is also an unrivaled opportunity to look again at the idea of collective Black action and ownership

What is Juneteenth? The origin of the holiday and why so many companies are...

Pennsylvania and 46 other states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday, but efforts to make it a national holiday have stalled in Congress.

‘I know my path:’ With Supreme Court’s DACA decision, central Pa. teen future looks...

In a 5-4 decision, Chief Justice Roberts sided with the court’s liberal wing in finding that the Trump administration broke the law in 2017 when it rescinded the program

The Poor People’s Campaign: Worthy of Quaker support then and now

We need the Poor People’s Campaign and other mass movements to grow until racism, materialism, and militarism are dismantled. Join us.