Civil Rights & Social Justice

Bishop brings attention to South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala visited Philadelphia this week, and had plans to meet with policymakers here and in Washington, D.C.

Jury finds Black bicycle courier not guilty of manslaughter in Rittenhouse stabbing

The defense argued that courier Michael White was just reacting in a split second to a threat from an older, larger, intoxicated man.

Astronomer Pitts: Visibility matters especially in science

The impact of not seeing people that looked like him in the sciences helped Pitts to understand the importance of inclusion and visibility.

Penn Law students of color want ‘racist’ professor fired

The protest follows the Penn Undergraduate Assembly's unanimous approval last week of a resolution calling on the university to fire professor Amy Wax.

Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day |...

By Malinda Maynor LoweryIncreasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause.More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an alternative to – or in addition to...

Wanted for LGBTQ Capitol rallying day: Those willing to share their stories of discrimination

The Oct. 22 event is intended to highlight those who have been denied housing or other accomodation because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

There’s a well-documented link between guns and suicide. Just what Pennsylvania should do about...

Gov. Tom Wolf and some moderate Republicans are calling for a red flag law, while another key member of the GOP has another idea.

Ahead of Hershey performance, comedian Bill Maher says Pa. ‘may be the most important...

Ahead of return visit to Pa., the HBO host held forth on the state of our politics; the state of our comedy, and what it's like to be 63.

This isn’t hard: LGBTQ Pennsylvanians deserve protections under the law

Pass the protections. Put Pennsylvania in the vanguard where it belongs.

How laws targeting clinics could end abortion access | Analysis

For decades, anti-abortion politicians have been quietly trying to push abortion out of reach by passing abortion restriction on top of restriction.