Civil Rights & Social Justice

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

Voters may cast a ballot on Marsy’s Law, but a count will have to...

Pennsylvania voters can cast their ballots Tuesday — but when it comes to one controversial ballot measure, the state won’t be a-counting.

An N.C. senator is using pay for Black student-athletes as racist dog whistle |...

Richard Burr wants to tax student-athletes who are pumping billions of dollars into university coffers.

Philly Council passes bill to extend labor protections for domestic workers

The domestic workers — many of whom are undocumented women of color earning an average annual wage of $10,000 — have been fighting for a bill of rights for more than a year.

Pa.’s Corrections department could be on the hook for legal fees over prisoner mail...

Documents obtained through a Right to Know request show that the agency has paid out more than $7 million in taxpayer-funded settlements for federal lawsuits in 2019.

Acceptance comes in so many different forms | Opinion

Part of acceptance is allowing those closest to us the time they need to understand the truth that we're living with every day.

Ex-Starbucks regional manager claims company discriminated against white employees after wrongful arrests

The former regional director for Starbucks claims she was fired because she was white less than a month after the wrongful arrests last year of two Black men at the coffee giant's Rittenhouse Square location

‘Hate doesn’t discriminate’: Pa. House, Senate Dems roll out anti-hate crimes package

The package's sponsor knows he has his work cut out for him in an institution where, if change happens at all, it happens at a glacial pace.