Civil Rights & Social Justice

Philly’s first Black woman police chief is right under our noses | John N....

Mayor Jim Kenney, I think I’ve solved your problem. Here's how to get a great candidate and save the city some cash at the same time.

SlamCamp teaches storytelling as key to a better Philadelphia

"Everyone has a story to tell," an organizer said, "Hearing each others stories bring us together as a community."

Wolf signs bill to let synagogues, mosques and churches apply for $5M in safety...

In response to last year’s Tree of Life shooting, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed into law a $5 million program that provides grants to beef up security at nonprofits, such as houses of...

Food stamps literally keep families alive in Philly. Help us stop the Trump benefit...

By Dawn Holden WoodsFor the fourth time in the past three years, millions of vulnerable children and families who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, are being...

Many states now require anti-bullying training that includes a focus on LGBTQ students –...

It is clear to me that the teachers and counselors I train need additional guidance to fully support their LGBTQ students.

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council agree to anti-gun violence cash

By John N. MitchellPHILADELPHIA -- Mayor Jim Kenney announced plans on Wednesday for the transfer of more than $5 million to assist in a pair of plans aimed at staving off gun violence and...

Controversial victims’ rights amendment Marsy’s Law wins majority support; still faces court challenge

The amendment expanding rights for crime victims still faces a constitutional challenge that could end up before the Pa. Supreme Court

Voters may cast a ballot on Marsy’s Law, but a count will have to...

Pennsylvania voters can cast their ballots Tuesday — but when it comes to one controversial ballot measure, the state won’t be a-counting.

An N.C. senator is using pay for Black student-athletes as racist dog whistle |...

Richard Burr wants to tax student-athletes who are pumping billions of dollars into university coffers.

Philly Council passes bill to extend labor protections for domestic workers

The domestic workers — many of whom are undocumented women of color earning an average annual wage of $10,000 — have been fighting for a bill of rights for more than a year.