Civil Rights & Social Justice

The hugely important court fight over abortion rights you’re not hearing about is right...

The U.S. Supreme Court is getting all the attention. But here's another reason why the states are critically important to the abortion rights fight too.

These students were once captives of Boko Haram. Now they’re finding new meaning to...

Four young women who escaped Boko Haram during the 2014 Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping are now studying in the US. Their professor recounts a recent breakthrough in their quest to go to college.

Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro joins lawsuit to block Trump restrictions on family planning...

The filing comes a day after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a separate federal challenge to the administration’s rule change.

Abortions rise worldwide when the U.S. cuts family planning funding | Analysis

Abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa under the Bush-era 'global gag rule.' The law, which Obama repealed and Trump reinstated, cuts funding for abortion providers abroad.

Glen Mills case proves Pennsylvania needs to do more to protect vulnerable kids |...

Too many young people in Pennsylvania residential foster care are subjected to a pattern of abuse and maltreatment.

Pennsylvania gets C+ grade from national gun control group

The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence gave Pennsylvania's gun laws a slightly better mark in 2018 following the passage of a bill restricting domestic abusers' access to firearms.Passing the law improved Pennsylvania's...

The ‘Green Book’ is out of print, but its message still resonates today |...

The history behind the Best Picture winner. From the 1930s to the 1960s, 'The Negro Motorist's Green Book' and 'Travelguide: Vacation and Recreation Without Humiliation' offered African-American roadtrippers lists of black-friendly businesses.

Trump’s Title X gag rule is an attack on the most vulnerable | Opinion

The irony of taking away family planning services in the name of reducing abortion is startling.

Will paper personal mail return to prisons? Corrections secretary says ‘no’

Since September, people incarcerated in Pennsylvania's prison have not received original copies of their personal mail.Will that change? For the moment, the state's Corrections secretary says "no."Under a policy designed to keep drugs out...