Working & The Economy

These Philly therapists are helping strong Black women learn that it’s okay to be...

Some strong Black women, particularly those who are entrepreneurs, are unaware that they are struggling with depression.

Capital-Star’s reporting prompts Pa.’s teacher pension fund to audit travel expenses to L.A.

Pennsylvania’s largest pension fund is auditing its travel expenses after reporting by the Capital-Star revealed opaque expense records for cross-country travel.

Wolf admin ending non-profit clothing grants in favor of cash, raising GOP concerns

Nonprofit groups and legislative Republicans say they aren’t happy with a plan to provide job-seekers on public assistance with $150 in cash to buy professional clothing.Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, who proposed the change as...

What census mapping can tell us about the Keystone State | The Numbers Racket

Counting 327 million people is hard. It’s even harder when you think of how many of those people live in remote areas of the country, don’t have permanent homes, are small children, or belong to tough to count populations.

Philly leaders want to pull 100k out of poverty, but details, cost of that...

The details and the cost of reducing Philadelphia's 24.5 percent poverty rate were noticeably absent from the 14-page action plan.

Craigslist at 25: A reminder that a more democratic version of the web can...

By Jessa LingelFake news. Online surveillance. Phishing scams. Biased algorithms.It’s easy to be cynical about the internet, and harder to remember a time when being online felt less commercial and more democratic. But there...
Pat Albright repurposes a sign to protest the elimination of General Assistance. (Photo by Sarah Anne Hughes)

Pa.’s cash assistance program’s former beneficiaries say they’ve been forgotten by Harrisburg

The fight to protect a cash assistance program for impoverished adults spurred a spate of fervent activism across Pennsylvania last June, including a shouting match on the state Senate floor and a protest outside Gov. Tom Wolf’s private home in York.

Could charging Pa. motorists for rush-hour driving pay for infrastructure? PennDOT wants to find...

Officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation told a House panel this week that they’re studying a congestion fee as a solution to the state’s constant search for cash to fund highway and public transit investment.

In Philly, across race, class lines, a search for solutions to the city’s biggest...

When people of color suffer from poverty and gun violence, white people are not interested in solving those issues, a Philadelphia elected official says.

Philly designers, others call on City Council to create fashion industry task force

There are more than 6,000 people working on textile manufacturing and apparel manufacturing in Philadelphia, according to federal data.