Policing has its roots in slave-catching. To change it, we must change that legacy | Opinion
By Terrence A. Alladin The beating of Tyre Nichols by five Black police officers of the Memphis Police Department is a racial problem. The fact that Tyre Nichols is a Black man and that the five police officers are Black men does not diminish the effect that race played in this awful incident. Nichols was […]
The Panama Canal Treaties were Carter’s biggest foreign policy win | Bruce Ledewitz
They were not only Carter’s greatest achievement, they were a great achievement of a very different America.
By any measure, liberal democracy is superior. Here’s why | Bruce Ledewitz
The lead article in the latest edition of Harper’s Magazine is a four-way discussion of the topic, “Is Liberalism Worth Saving?” The forum presents a broad array of American elite opinion: Patrick Deneen, a post-liberal right-wing critic; Francis Fukuyama, a mainstream left-liberal who once called our system the end of history; Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, a […]
A brief history of the Black church’s diversity, and its vital role in our politics | Analysis
The image of the Black church as the nation's moral conscience has always been a complicated matter
Teach Black history — don’t ban it | Opinion
Politicians fire teachers and ban books, but more and more Americans are standing up against this effort to erase our history.
What’s behind the attack on Black history? Fear, of course | John L. Micek
There always has been a corrosive element of know-nothingism in our politics. Now, we're plumbing new depths of cruelty.
Dr. King’s ‘Road Ahead’ — and what it means to one Pa. community | Charles D. Allen
Our commemoration committee invites you to be part of this celebration as we seek to unite our Carlisle Community in truth and love.
Honor Flight Pittsburgh: Serving veterans in a meaningful way | Helping the Helpers
Twice a year, the nonprofit takes veterans to Washington D.C. to visit monuments and share their experiences.
Let’s not whitewash the racism from American history | Opinion
It’s true that 125,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were forced from their homes and businesses.
The 13th Amendment didn’t end slavery – but it did fuel mass incarceration | Michael Coard
Black people are still being enslaved in 21st century America. This is how
JFK’s Thanksgiving wish: That we’re ‘humbly grateful’ for what brings us together
Fifty-nine years ago, on Nov. 4, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed this Thanksgiving proclamation. Little more than two weeks later, on Nov. 22, 1963, he lost his life to an assassin’s bullet during a trip to Dallas, Texas. Nearly sixty years later, with the nation trying to healing from the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]
National Day of Mourning: The suppressed speech of Wamsutta (Frank B.) James, Wampanoag
For indigenous Americans, Thanksgiving is not a day of celebration. This is what they lost.