economic-disparities

COMMENTARY

Billionaires slipped the surly bonds of Earth, but couldn’t escape its problems | Friday Coffee

BY: - July 23, 2021

"Jeff Bezos is going into space tomorrow. Yesterday, on earth, I saw a man search for food in a trash can," the critic Charles Preston observed on Twitter.

Federal data shows states still lag in getting aid to struggling renters. How is Pa. doing?

BY: - July 22, 2021

Pa. ranked fifth nationally in the rental aid paid out in June, pushing out more than $45M

COMMENTARY

Why Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Whitey on the Moon’ still feels relevant today | Opinion

BY: - July 22, 2021

The year 2021 is shaping up to be an interesting year to revisit Scott-Heron’s “Whitey on the Moon.”

‘Our democracy is in peril’: Women risk arrest in voting rights protest in D.C.

BY: - July 20, 2021

U.S. Capitol Police arrested about 100 women for civil disobedience at the march outside the U.S. Supreme Court's ornate building on Capitol Hill on Monday, 7/19/21.

COMMENTARY

Harrisburg should not pass up this opportunity to invest in the Black economy | Opinion

BY: - June 24, 2021

With $10 billion at their disposal this budget season, Pa. lawmakers have a generational chance to improve the Commonwealth. They must invest in Black-owned businesses.

COMMENTARY

Poll: Pa. should use stim funds to help low-income Black, Brown & white households | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 21, 2021

The pandemic made inequality worse. Pa. residents want state government to help fix it.

COMMENTARY

It’s time to give Pa. a raise: Lawmakers, Wolf should not wait to increase the minimum wage | Opinion

BY: - June 21, 2021

People’s struggles to pay for fundamentals like housing have been made even more evident over the last 15 months.

COMMENTARY

Connecting low-income families to high-speed internet: Let’s learn from past failures and build on what works | Opinion

BY: - June 4, 2021

Philadelphians and all Americans have seen too much time and money wasted on projects that sound good but fail to deliver.

COMMENTARY

Change universities to change capitalism | Opinion

BY: - May 26, 2021

Producing a truly more humane and effective system will also require changing American higher education.

COMMENTARY

Barber, Poor People’s Campaign call for ‘3rd Reconstruction’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 25, 2021

The question posed by the Rev. Dr. William Barber on the real cost of inequality, and the toll it exacts on all of us, demands an answer.

COMMENTARY

We need to close the digital divide in Pa.’s communities of color | Andrea Custis

BY: - May 14, 2021

A permanent broadband benefit would rightfully place broadband access in the same category as food, healthcare, and education – things that all Americans count on for survival and basic opportunity.

How rising rents and renovations have displaced Pittsburghers and added to the city’s ongoing issues with gentrification

BY: - May 4, 2021

As Pittsburgh draws more jobs in the tech and health care fields, it becomes a more desirable city for real estate investment wishing to profit off of neighborhoods’ increased area median incomes.