racial-disparities

Rochelle Jackson, founder and director of the BWPA

New survey highlights inequities faced by Black women in Pittsburgh

BY: - May 8, 2022

'We need folks to recognize that these reports and data, these statistics, these experiences, they are real,' advocate Rochelle Jackson said.

Unemployed, Black, and with a record: Companies should rethink hiring policies, study suggests

BY: - February 22, 2022

'Employers need to understand that one big reason they cannot find the workers they need is too often they exclude those who have had involvement with the criminal justice system,' an expert said.

AlleCo DA Zappala rescinds policy halting plea deals to Black lawyer who called his office racist

BY: - June 8, 2021

Between 2016 and 2017, Zappala’s office charged Black teens as adults 20 times as often as it charged white teens as adults in Allegheny County.

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.

As Philadelphia educators get vaccinated, city’s Black teachers remain underrepresented

BY: - March 2, 2021

Some district teachers are expected to return to their classrooms Wednesday in anticipation of students resuming in-person learning on March 8, the city and school officials said Monday.

More than two months after launch, Philly’s racial vaccine gap persists

BY: - February 24, 2021

Black residents remain under-represented among those who have received the first-vaccine dose compared to their share of the city’s population (44 percent)