Civil Rights & Social Justice

This is how we unleash the power of Latinx leadership | Opinion

Diversity and inclusion go both ways. Institutions must provide us with the same access to opportunities, and we must be prepared to step up and take on those roles for the sake of our communities.

New Jersey recognizes secular wedding celebrants under state law. Is Pennsylvania next?

Commonwealth statute regarding who can officiate a wedding — and legally sign a marriage certificate — is narrow and at the same time confusing.

Ramadan 2019: Why it’s called Ramadan – six questions about the holiday answered |...

There are many misunderstandings around Ramadan. A scholar explains the religious observance and its spiritual significance.

In Harrisburg, Breaking the Chainz is building a community | Anwar Curtis

Love your neighbor as yourself, and remember the right chain will never be broken. 

We have to challenge injustice and hatred when we see it, or risk a...

Holocaust deniers and eliminationist white nationalists mask themselves as patriots and defenders of freedom.

GOP-controlled state House panel advances Down syndrome abortion ban

The House Health Committee voted along party lines Monday to advance a controversial proposal to ban abortions after an in-utero Down syndrome diagnosis.The panel voted 15-9 to approve legislation, sponsored by Rep. Kate Klunk,...

‘This is the best opportunity we’ve had’: Why advocates think this could be the...

Just five years ago, central Pennsylvania voters rejected an incumbent after he came out as gay.Former Rep. Mike Fleck, a Republican from Huntingdon County, lost a tight primary in 2014, two years after he...

‘We cannot ignore the threads’ that connect acts of hate, Holocaust survivors, supporters say...

Wednesday's remembrance ceremony in the ornate reception room outside Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's office in the Capitol was the 35th annual observance.

These two party bosses used to oppose open primaries. Now, they’re all in

Alan Novak spent eight years as the chairman of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party, trying to secure votes for GOP candidates across the state.During that time, Novak said, his party “didn’t think much about independent”...

Good-government groups join forces to push open primaries to top of Pennsylvania’s reform agenda

Pennsylvania currently has closed primaries, meaning a registered voter can only help narrow a field of candidates in the spring if they belong to the same party.