Civil Rights & Social Justice

As protests spread statewide, Wolf urges Pennsylvanians to ‘speak your mind and speak it...

“We need to work constantly to eliminate racism,” Wolf said during a Sunday briefing, “from the smallest thought, to the biggest action."

Peaceful Erie protest for George Floyd turns violent

The violence began after fireworks were fired at City Hall and a window at the police station was broken. Police called the unrest "a riot."

‘Let today not end today’: Hundreds rally at Pa. Capitol for George Floyd, Black...

The came in their hundreds on a blazing hot day in late spring to say one name out loud: George Floyd

‘People of color are exhausted’: What it’s like to be Black and American in...

"Frankly, we’re tired of asking — and in George Floyd’s case, begging — to live. We are American citizens, same as white people.

Black docs: Philly has shortchanged the African-American community

By Michael D'OnofrioPHILADELPHIA -- The Kenney administration has shortchanged the African-American community in its response to the novel coronavirus that has cost Black lives, says a pediatric surgeon working to provide free COVID-19 testing...

The Trump administration fails Pa. by leaving minority-owned businesses behind 

Minority-owned small businesses are not just pillars of the Black and Brown community. They are the fibers of the fabric of the American economy.

‘People of color want freedom … from infection, freedom from death’: Pa.’s Evans, lawmakers...

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately harmed communities of color, laying bare the systemic racial disparities across the United States, experts told Pennsylvania lawmakers this week.

4 ways COVID-19 has exposed gaps in the US social safety net | Analysis

The United States is experiencing its steepest economic slide in modern history. Tens of millions of Americans have filed new unemployment claims.

One month in, Wolf admin’s health disparities task force ‘proud’ of progress

The task force's recommendations “will represent both short-term and long-term goals related to the disparity reported during the COVID-19 pandemic

NAACP virtual town hall: Local, state and federal leaders say communities of color need...

The town hall was the third in a four-part series that the NAACP Pa. organized to discuss COVID-19’s impact on communities of color.