Civil Rights & Social Justice

Nationalism is atheism. America was born of a grander vision | Bruce Ledewitz

The irony of the new nationalism is that America was founded on the notion of exceptionalism, but not in the narrow sense that white nationalists intend.

Philly Black leaders: More cops fired over alleged racist, violent Facebook postings

“More people were involved in that. More people have been fired,” said Solomon Jones, who heads the Rally for Justice Coalition.

Stop calling it a choice: Biological factors drive homosexuality | Opinion

By Bill SullivanAcross cultures, 2 percent to 10 percent of people report having same-sex relations. In the U.S., 1 percent to 2.2 percent of women and men, respectively, identify as gay.Despite these numbers, many...

Pa. Republican looks to block PennDOT from officially offering gender-neutral licenses

A Republican lawmaker from central Pennsylvania wants to stop the Wolf administration from officially offering gender-neutral driver’s licenses.But under state law — which makes no reference to sex or gender on licenses — the...

This Philly lawmaker wants Pennsylvania to offer reparations to its black residents

One Pennsylvania lawmaker is making his own case for reparations  — not just for slavery, but for 400 years of institutional racism. Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Philadelphia, released a memo last week asking for his colleagues’...

Sexual abuse against gay and bisexual men brings unique stigma and harm | Opinion

At least 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. This number rises to 1 in 4 men across their lifespan. The rates of sexual abuse and assault are even higher in boys and men from sexual minority populations.

How Trump’s appalling treatment of migrants is reviving the Christian Left | Opinion

Christian groups are focusing on immigration because welcoming strangers and caring for the vulnerable are embedded in the Christian tradition.

Pa.’s Shapiro one of 20 attorneys general suing Trump administration over proposed family detention...

Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, announced last Wednesday that the administration is moving forward with a new rule that would essentially end the Flores agreement.

400 years of black giving: From the days of slavery to the 2019 Morehouse...

Robert F. Smith's gift to Morehouse College was an extension of the underappreciated heritage of African American philanthropy that began in 1619.

Catholic Church sex abuse: The difference a Pennsylvania grand jury made in lives of...

By Brian ClitesIt has been one year since the Pennsylvania grand jury report named 300 sexually abusive Roman Catholic priests in the state. After an 18-month investigation, the grand jury concluded that “over one...