Civil Rights & Social Justice

High stakes for Pa. as Supreme Court grapples with census citizenship question

The high court's eventual decision could have significant consequences for Pennsylvania’s federal funding and political representation.

Pa. Rep. Joyce helped elevate false claims migrants in Arizona were carrying tuberculosis. Republicans...

Joyce's statements are an unfortunate reminder that Republicans have turned undocumented immigrants into a faceless other to be feared.

The controversy over Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s marijuana listening tour, explained

Fetterman's initiative has come under attack this month from Republican lawmakers, who claim the strong show of support for legalization doesn’t reflect what they see in their districts.

Taking undocumented immigrants’ housing won’t help the ‘most vulnerable,’ Mr. President | John L....

The Trump administration is upping the ante in its war on undocumented immigrants with a new proposal to boot them from public housing -- all in the name of helping "the most vulnerable" Americans. But...

As legal pot efforts take hold across the country, opponents organize in Pennsylvania

Bills that would legalize recreational marijuana for all adults in Pennsylvania are presumed to be dead on arrival in the state House and the Senate, where one Republican leader called the idea “reckless and irresponsible.”

This is why they call it ‘Easter,’ and other things you didn’t know about...

Christian and non-Christian (pagan) elements have continued to blend together.

Congress, don’t crush my American Dream, pass the Dream and Promise Act | Opinion

Some 2.1 million Dreamers could be put on a pathway to citizenship through the legislation, according to published reports

What is Passover? Your four questions, answered

On Friday, at sundown, Jews all over the world celebrated the start of Passover, which runs for the next seven days. It is one of the most important holidays on the Jewish calendar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4ofR01Fn7s And while...

Advocates want Pa. to update its Equal Pay Act by 2020. It will take...

While the wage gap has narrowed in the U.S. over the past few decades as women have obtained education levels equal to men, researchers are still trying to figure out exactly why it remains.