civil-rights

COMMENTARY

Some 68 years after Brown v. Board, similar foes continue stubbornly fighting progress | Opinion

BY: - May 19, 2022

W.E.B. DuBois once said, 'Either the United States will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.'

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We must fight back against attacks on LGBTQ+ kids and adults | David Hecker

BY: - May 16, 2022

Many of these attacks are focused on our schools and could have drastic consequences for gay and transgender educators and students.

Brother of 2 MOVE bombing victims calls for Philly to release their remains

BY: - May 2, 2022

“They are my sisters. They are my immediate family,” Lionell Dotson Sr., said at a news conference outside City Hall last week. “They took them from me. They are holding them like they are trophies."

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Are we all floating in the soup of hatred and violence? | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - May 1, 2022

From one end of the country to the other, hate is metastasizing. We have to speak up and confront it.

Wolf admin panel seeks to strengthen to strengthen LGBTQ protections

BY: - May 1, 2022

The Pa. Human Relations Commission proposed new rules treating anti-LGBTQ discrimination as a form of sex discrimination.

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How a shuttered bathroom at a Pgh grocery store explains structural racism | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - April 27, 2022

Structural racism does not require evil people dressed in white robes to be effective. It operates quietly, but relentlessly.

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What are book bans really about? Fear | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 19, 2022

The river of knowledge only flows in one direction. Our job is to keep it free of obstructions.

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Jackie Robinson addresses civil rights supporters protesting outside the 1964 GOP National Convention. Ted Streshinsky/Corbis via Getty Images

Jackie Robinson was a radical. Don’t listen to the sanitized version of history | Opinion

BY: - April 18, 2022

He challenged banks for discriminating against Black neighborhoods and condemned slumlords who preyed on Black families.

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Attorney Cecil B. Moore raises his hand with the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Photo via Temple University Libraries

Happy 107th birthday Cecil B. Moore: The perfect role model for Black attorneys | Michael Coard

BY: - April 5, 2022

All Black attorneys know how systemically racist America is - Cecil Moore knew it, and did something about it.

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Black Lives Matter protests are shaping how people understand racial inequality | Opinion

BY: - April 3, 2022

Black Lives Matter was able to shift attention away from its protests and toward its agenda of building an anti-racist society.

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Lily Freeman, 15, of Bucks County, speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol on Tuesday, 3/29/22 (Screen Capture).

Targeting vulnerable transgender kids? A cruel and dangerous waste of time | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 1, 2022

If there's any consolation, Rep. Barbara Gleim's bill is headed for a guaranteed veto. But the GOP has showed itself for what it is.

COMMENTARY

The Pa. House’s transgender sports ban will harm our youth — not help them | Opinion

BY: - April 1, 2022

It’s not the job of a politician or a school to decide a student’s (or anyone’s) gender and put them in boxes.