Civil Rights & Social Justice

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.

Trump budget would take millions away from disabled Americans, former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge...

In a New York Times op-Ed, the former Pennsylvania governor called on the Trump administration to restore all the funding it’s proposed to cut for disability programs.  

‘A People’s Budget:’ Activists rally at the Capitol for a higher minimum wage, free...

'Estamos listos para este poder?' -- 'Are you ready for this power?' one activist asked.

I’m a Mexican immigrant. Without a higher minimum wage, the American Dream is still...

A Mexican immigrant came to the United States seeking a better life. After 20 years, her salary still doesn't reach $10 an hour. A higher minimum wage would elevate all workers.

Tax Day 2019: This is how U.S. tax law discriminates against women, LGBTQ Americans,...

Instead of reflecting a society constantly striving to better itself, U.S. tax laws are mired in the past.

How the Pa. General Assembly is trying to expand rights for crime victims

The House and Senate have approved a dozen victim-centered bills over the last past week, including a few identical versions of the same bill passed by both chambers.