Civil Rights & Social Justice

Ramadan 2019: Why it’s called Ramadan – six questions about the holiday answered |...

There are many misunderstandings around Ramadan. A scholar explains the religious observance and its spiritual significance.

In Harrisburg, Breaking the Chainz is building a community | Anwar Curtis

Love your neighbor as yourself, and remember the right chain will never be broken.

We have to challenge injustice and hatred when we see it, or risk a...

Holocaust deniers and eliminationist white nationalists mask themselves as patriots and defenders of freedom.

GOP-controlled state House panel advances Down syndrome abortion ban

The House Health Committee voted along party lines Monday to advance a controversial proposal to ban abortions after an in-utero Down syndrome diagnosis.The panel voted 15-9 to approve legislation, sponsored by Rep. Kate Klunk,...

‘This is the best opportunity we’ve had’: Why advocates think this could be the...

Just five years ago, central Pennsylvania voters rejected an incumbent after he came out as gay.Former Rep. Mike Fleck, a Republican from Huntingdon County, lost a tight primary in 2014, two years after he...

‘We cannot ignore the threads’ that connect acts of hate, Holocaust survivors, supporters say...

Wednesday's remembrance ceremony in the ornate reception room outside Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's office in the Capitol was the 35th annual observance.

These two party bosses used to oppose open primaries. Now, they’re all in

Alan Novak spent eight years as the chairman of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party, trying to secure votes for GOP candidates across the state.During that time, Novak said, his party “didn’t think much about independent”...

Good-government groups join forces to push open primaries to top of Pennsylvania’s reform agenda

Pennsylvania currently has closed primaries, meaning a registered voter can only help narrow a field of candidates in the spring if they belong to the same party.

Fetterman reports high support for cannabis legalization, decriminalization

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman told Democratic lawmakers on Monday that residents in 50 counties have shown strong support for legalizing recreational cannabis for adults.Appearing Monday before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Democratic...

Immigrants aren’t a roadblock to progress or prosperity. They amplify it | Gisele Barreto...

America has always been a home for the exiles and asylum-seekers, for anyone looking for a better life.