Civil Rights & Social Justice

Latino, community leaders in York announce second annual Latino Health Summit

YORK, Pa. -- Political and community leaders, as well as healthcare executives from across this south-central Pennsylvania city gathered Tuesday to announce their effort to address health disparities among Hispanic-Americans in Pennsylvania.The second Latino...

Attorneys say state prison policy on legal mail has stymied communication with clients

A lengthy back-and-forth on copiers and paper jams isn't the most compelling courtroom drama, but it gets to the heart of a lawsuit against the state Corrections Department and its new legal mail policy.After...

Lincoln’s ‘House Divided’ speech teaches important lessons about today’s political polarization | Opinion

Lincoln didn’t claim that perfect equality could be achieved. But he saw broad commitments to the idea of equality as essential to the ongoing work of creating, as the Constitution puts it, a more perfect union – and a freer one for all.

The ACLU is taking Pennsylvania’s corrections department to court over copy-and-save legal mail policy

According to the ACLU, "Pennsylvania is the first and still only state prison system in the country to copy and store legal mail."

President Trump says there’s a crisis at the border. The data says something else...

President Donald Trump did an end-run around Congress last week, declaring a national emergency that will enable him to redirect roughly $8 billion from across the government to fund the construction of his much-ballyhooed...

GOP’s Down syndrome bill is a reminder that states are the battleground over abortion...

The invasive bill that Klunk and Turzai want to forcibly deliver into law is most likely unconstitutional, practically unenforceable, and undeniably hypocritical.

This week, a celebration of everything that’s great about being ‘Black in the ‘Burg’...

(*This column has been updated to accurately identify the organization Young Professionals of Color. It was misidentified in an earlier version.)By Anwar Curtis February is Black History Month. I won't bore you with the back...

State lawmakers introduce ‘red flag’ gun bills on anniversary of Parkland shooting

On the one-year anniversary of a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Pennsylvania lawmakers and activists renewed calls for a “red flag” law that would limit firearm access for troubled individuals.Two state senators introduced...

Honoring ‘The Great Migration,’ Pa. state agencies celebrate Black History Month

The event, in the Forum Auditorium, behind the state Capitol, focused on the legacy of "The Great Migration."

Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai will reintroduce Down syndrome abortion ban bill

Pennsylvania's state House Speaker has fired the first shots of 2019's culture war, saying he plans to reintroduce a controversial bill that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, even though...