civil-rights

Philly attorney continues to challenge statewide anti-bias rule

BY: - October 17, 2021

The dispute is pending before U.S. District Judge Chad F. Kenney of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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150 years after his murder, the resurrection of Octavius Catto continues | Michael Coard

BY: - October 12, 2021

He is resurrected each time a Black person votes, and each time a Black student attends historic Cheyney University.

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Pa.’s veteran suicide rate exceeded state’s rate in 2019 | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 6, 2021

Nearly 7 in 10 veterans took their own lives using a firearm in 2019, exceeding statewide numbers, according to U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs data.

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It’s time to stop asking, and time to start suing, for reparations | Michael Coard

BY: - October 6, 2021

We do whatever needs to be done to attain justice and we do it by any means necessary. And one of those means is litigation.

Advocates, elected officials call on UPMC to raise wages and improve community outreach

BY: - September 30, 2021

'At UPMC, Black workers, particularly Black women workers, are concentrated in the hospital jobs that pay their lowest wages,' one activist said

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I’m a Central York grad. The book ban was an embarrassment | Ray E. Landis

BY: - September 29, 2021

Will local residents follow-up their activism in the voting booth in November?

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This Pa. activist group is putting people first. Here’s how you can help | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - September 16, 2021

'I went from thinking nothing is attainable to finding hope and purpose,' Tammy Rojas, of Dauphin County, said

Meet Pauli Murray: The civil rights activist you’ve never heard of

BY: - September 14, 2021

Pauli Murray worked alongside some of the biggest names in the Civil Rights movement but many have never heard of them. A new film tells their story.

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Five things you didn’t know about slavery’s birth 402 years ago | Michael Coard

BY: - August 27, 2021

Slavery was a key component of daily life here in Pennsylvania generally and Philadelphia particularly.

Independent report on handling of MOVE bombing victims’ remains attempts to clear Penn of fault

BY: - August 25, 2021

Penn Museum handed over the remains of the MOVE bombing victims to MOVE members July 2, according to the report.

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Creating change a long game for Williamsport LGBTQ activist Dan Maneval | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - August 22, 2021

After a pandemic-prompted delay, and fundraising challenges, West Branch Pride coming in September 2022.

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How Native students fought back against abuse, assimilation at Carlisle boarding school | Opinion

BY: - August 13, 2021

Some fought, to the death, to retain their language, culture and traditions