Civil Rights & Social Justice

Democratic lawmakers call on Pennsylvania to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy statewide

Rep. Brian Sims has introduced a bill to do just that, but it hasn't moved in the state House.

LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, China and ‘gotcha hypocrisy’ | John N. Mitchell

One of the primary tools of those who continue to enjoy the benefits that systemic American racism affords them is “gotcha hypocrisy.”NBA superstar LeBron James is receiving an Ivy League-level education in it now....

Amid Democratic dissent, brokered election reform bill advances in the Pa. House

The bill allows voters to register up to 15 days before an election and vote by mail, and — most controversially — ends straight-ticket balloting.

After verdict, Philly bike courier’s family faces racial threats

Found not guilty, Michael White and his family still endure racial threats on social media. Now they're talking about that experience.

Bishop brings attention to South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala visited Philadelphia this week, and had plans to meet with policymakers here and in Washington, D.C.

Jury finds Black bicycle courier not guilty of manslaughter in Rittenhouse stabbing

The defense argued that courier Michael White was just reacting in a split second to a threat from an older, larger, intoxicated man.

Astronomer Pitts: Visibility matters especially in science

The impact of not seeing people that looked like him in the sciences helped Pitts to understand the importance of inclusion and visibility.

Penn Law students of color want ‘racist’ professor fired

The protest follows the Penn Undergraduate Assembly's unanimous approval last week of a resolution calling on the university to fire professor Amy Wax.

Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day |...

By Malinda Maynor LoweryIncreasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause.More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an alternative to – or in addition to...

Wanted for LGBTQ Capitol rallying day: Those willing to share their stories of discrimination

The Oct. 22 event is intended to highlight those who have been denied housing or other accomodation because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.