Civil Rights & Social Justice

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.

Levine’s policies are fair game for criticism. Attacking her identity is vile bigotry

Speaking up and saying we condemn the hate in our midst is one thing. But unless there's the follow through with action, then it's only a half-measure.

Under fire for her policies, Health Secretary Levine remains an icon to Pa.’s trans...

Levine was a minor celebrity within the Wolf administration already, as the first transgender woman to hold a statewide cabinet position in Pennsylvania. 

Bike-share program to help deliver free cribs in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced last month that it would offer free Pack n’ Play cribs so babies have a safe place to sleep.

Report: Anti-Semitic incidents in Pa. hit 2nd-highest level ever in 2019 | Wednesday Morning...

Pa.'s 2019 tally was the 5th highest nationwide, according to the ADL, and the second-highest since tracking began in 1979.

Here’s how to support abuse survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic | Opinion

Children who live in abusive households are being quarantined with their abusers, with nowhere to turn in a time of crisis.