Civil Rights & Social Justice

Morale down: Philly’s Black police face post-Floyd era

Crystal Williams-Coleman has waded into an oncoming hail of anti-police crossfire ever since becoming president of Philadelphia’s Guardian Civic League in March 2020.

How electric cars can advance environmental justice: By putting low-income and racially diverse drivers...

By Andrea Marpillero-Colomina The global auto industry has begun a historic shift from gas- and diesel-fueled cars to electric vehicles. President Biden’s infrastructure plan seeks to speed up this transition by requesting billions of dollars...

Asian Americans, Hispanics are the fastest growing part of the U.S. population | The...

Between 2000 and 2019, the Asian population in the United States grew 81 percent, making it the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group during the same timeframe, increasing from 10.5 million people in 2000 to a record-setting 18.9 million in 2019. 

Philly and beyond celebrates the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’

According to one expert, Gaye’s message of social justice may be even more significant today.

It’s 1-4-3 Day Weekend in Pa. Commit a random act of kindness | Five...

"A little kindness goes a long way—especially this year," Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday.

Pa.’s Rep. Perry only Keystone State Republican to vote against bill protecting Asian-Americans from...

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, the central Pennsylvania Republican who objected to the results of the November 2020 election, and who remains a close ally of President Donald Trump, was the only member of the...

Roe v. Wade gave people who can get pregnant a choice about having children....

Roe v. Wade greatly improved the lives of generations of women across the U.S. in the last decades of the 20th century and early in the 21st.

Game Plan: Philly’s queer sports teams look forward to summer

Now that the COVID vaccines have proven effective and life is somewhat returning to normal, it’s time to play ball again, with teams of course following the City of Philadelphia’s guidelines regarding the virus.

El Consejo de Filadelfia aprueba una resolución que se opone al Proyecto de ley...

La resolución no es vinculante, lo que significa que no tiene fuerza de ley. Pero, como un gesto simbólico, viene cargado con un gran significado, dijo un alto asistente del consejo a la Estrella-Capital el viernes.

U.S. House condemns Atlanta shootings and Asian American racism

House Republicans also argued that the Atlanta measure was partisan and that it blamed former President Donald Trump for the rise in attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.