Civil Rights & Social Justice

A new book celebrates Philadelphia’s Black women leaders

What started off as a passion project to highlight lesser-known names in Black history morphed in an eight-year quest and a new book.

Join us March 25-29 for a celebration of gender diversity | Opinion

Over the years of attending the Keystone Conference I have had the opportunity to meet and get to know so many wonderful loving and caring people.

Kenney to offer plan to make Community of College of Philly tuition-free for qualifying...

The program targets the role played by poverty in preventing city residents from pursuing a college education.

U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal justices challenge abortion restrictions in high-stakes case

The challenge to Louisiana's restrictive law has implications for states across the nation. Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a brief in the case.

Can a movie improve race relations? Bucks County’s DA thinks so

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub is taking a new, preemptive approach to racial relations and police interactions in his jurisdiction.

Here’s 15 things you didn’t know about the ‘Dred Scott’ decision | Opinion

Constitutional scholars state that this ruling is “widely considered the worst decision ever made by the Supreme Court.”

Former POWER leader joins Philly DA’s office as senior advisor

In addition to his work in the DA’s office, the Rev. Gregory Holston serves as pastor at Janes Memorial United Methodist Church in Germantown.

Philly honors reparations advocate, plans a path forward for restitution | John N. Mitchell

Officials and activists here in Philadelphia honored Simmons for her work on Reparations Awareness Day, which was Feb. 25.

NAACP suing state for prison gerrymandering

They argue in their civil lawsuit, which was filed in Commonwealth Court on Thursday by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Ballard Spahr, that it’s illegal for Pennsylvania to count prisoners as residents of the counties where they are incarcerated rather than the county where they were living before they were incarcerated.

How one man’s perseverance led a Pa. borough to adopt its LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinance

Local leaders aren't waiting for lawmakers in Harrisburg to adopt LGBTQ anti-discrimination ordinances, so they're moving on their own.