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What happens when laws that suppress protests clash with our freedoms? | Opinion

BY: - July 20, 2022

Americans have always held, as a matter of faith, that if they don’t like something, at least they have the freedom to raise hell about it.

Penn Law professor Amy Wax (University of Pennsylvania photo)

Penn law professor faces evaluation by peers for ‘racist speech’

BY: - July 19, 2022

Professor Amy Wax has been accused of "disparaging immigrants, people of color, and women," according to Penn Law School's dean.

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Kids charged in brutal Philadelphia murder still deserve due process | Michael Coard

BY: - July 19, 2022

The online lynch mobs already are baying for blood. There's a long and racist history of that happening.

What legislation did Gov. Tom Wolf approve or veto during budget season?

BY: - July 13, 2022

In a flurry of budget season legislation, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed Republican-backed bills dealing with poll watchers, transgender athletes, and energy policy and approved laws on election funding, affordable housing and a loophole that can let people who commit serious crimes get away with a ticket.

The July 3, 2003 cover of Philadelphia Gay News, about the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas.

Did the end of Roe open the door to the return of sodomy laws? | Analysis

BY: - July 10, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton want to bring back anti-gay sodomy laws.

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A photo illustration of some of the attendees at the first Niagara Conference meeting in Fort Erie, Canada, in 1905. From left, top row: H.A. Thompson, Alonzo F. Herndon, John Hope, possibly James R.L. Diggs. Second row: Fred McGhee, Norris B. Herndon, J. Max Barber, W.E.B. Du Bois, Robert Bonner. Bottom row: Henry L. Baily, Clement G. Morgan, W.H.H. Hart, B.S. Smith. — Library of Congress photo

The Niagara Movement, a precursor to NAACP, fought for economic and civil rights | Michael Coard

BY: - July 6, 2022

The Niagara Movement was right in rejecting an accommodationist approach and in advocating for economic wealth backed by intellectual, voting, and political power.

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Embracing police accountability is the only way to make our communities safer | Opinion

BY: - July 6, 2022

Policymakers have yet to embrace a full transformation in public safety that we need to make all our communities safer and more just.

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Female students talking about a book in a library

Celebrate Title IX’s anniversary, but keep working to fulfill its promise | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - July 1, 2022

Title IX advocates connect the skills and confidence women acquire in athletics to later professional success.

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An image of SCI-Greene, the state prison in Greene County, Pa. (Pa. Corrections Department photo).

Hunger strike to protest solitary confinement at SWPa. prison continues | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 24, 2022

Incarcerated people at the state prison in Greene County have been on strike since June 7.

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When you say ‘that’s not us’ remember this historic tale of racial savagery | Michael Coard

BY: - June 14, 2022

The story of white racism in America is one of sociopathy, psychopathy, perversity, sadism, savagery and malice.

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White supremacy and the post-Roe pregnancy-to-prison pipeline | Opinion

BY: - June 12, 2022

Women of color have warned for half a century of the racist result of anti-abortion laws.

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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.'