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Pa.’s probation reform bill actually weaponizes it | Michael Coard

BY: - July 9, 2023

Yes, there's an urgent need to fix a flawed system. This equally flawed bill isn't it.


Ten reasons why Black people shouldn’t celebrate Independence Day | Michael Coard

BY: - July 4, 2023

Some 247 years later, we're still waiting for true freedom and liberation.

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Appellate court ruling on Philly cops’ social media posts sends a dangerous message | Michael Coard

BY: - June 20, 2023

We need far more than just mere reform to fix a broken system.

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You have the right to remain silent. You should exercise it | Michael Coard

BY: - June 15, 2023

The 'Miranda Warning,' a bedrock principle of law, turned 57 years old this week. Here's why you should still care about it.


Here’s how to stop Black gun crime – and white gun crime, too | Michael Coard

BY: - June 6, 2023

To end our plague of violence, we need to make it nearly impossible for Americans to own guns.

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Progressives make gains in Pa.’s biggest counties – despite establishment Dems | Michael Coard

BY: - June 2, 2023

In Philly and Allegheny County, progressives seized the moment on Primary Day. We're here to stay.

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Want more Pa. Black voters to vote progressive? Here’s how | Michael Coard

BY: - May 21, 2023

It starts with Black voters taking charge of their own progressive movement - and white progressives not being so paternalistic.

Firefighters battled a massive blaze that destroyed a West Philadelphia neighborhood after police firebombed the MOVE residence, killing 11 people in May 1985. — Temple University Archives Photo

Four decades later, embers of Philly’s MOVE bombing still smoldering | Michael Coard

BY: - May 16, 2023

A West Philly neighborhood went up in flames, taking lives and property with it. We're still waiting for accountability.

CIR Online/Wikimedia Commons Black Panther Party members at California State Capitol (1967)

Want to pass real gun reform? Give more law-abiding Black people guns | Michael Coard

BY: - May 7, 2023

It would happen faster than when Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday pulled their guns at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.


Are influential anti-DEI Trumpers trying to turn Pa. into Florida? | Michael Coard

BY: - April 25, 2023

The signs are there. Be aware -- and then vote.


Pa.’s landlord-tenant law literally can get you killed | Michael Coard

BY: - April 7, 2023

Officials have a lot of explaining to do in the shooting of a Philadelphia woman.

Protesters during the 2020 George Floyd protests in Philadelphia (Photo courtesy of Michael Coard).

Philly’s settlement a win for protesters; police reform fight continues | Michael Coard

BY: - March 26, 2023

This was a 'truly unique civil rights lawsuit' because it sought more than mere money.