This is the boldest step to close the racial wealth gap in generations | Opinion

BY: - June 18, 2023

One state’s 'Baby Bonds' program should be a model for the whole country.

Swimming Pool Warning (Getty Images)

How a chronic lifeguard shortage serves as a springboard to address racial inequities

BY: - June 13, 2023

Shuttered pools hit low-income families particularly hard, since they don't have a lot of affordable options for summer fun.

Coalition invites community participation to envision a better future for Black Pittsburghers

BY: - November 17, 2022

The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Obama Academy in East Liberty. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged.

New report calls for more resources, educational supports for Pittsburgh’s Black families

BY: - October 26, 2022

The document 'provides tremendous insights into these families’ truths, challenges, and triumphs,' its authors wrote.

Black families are falling further behind on home ownership | Analysis

BY: - October 18, 2022

The Black-white disparity in homeownership is larger now than it was in 1960.


Why doesn’t the Phillies roster look like Philadelphia? | Capital-Star Letters

BY: - August 27, 2022

In a city with a majority minority population, shouldn’t they be trying to harder to reflect their hometown?

Carlow University President Dr. Kathy Humphrey advocates for pay equity at a June 30 press conference.

Local groups launch campaign to encourage pay equity in Pittsburgh

BY: - July 3, 2022

In Pittsburgh, the pay gap between Black women and white men is larger than the national average. A new campaign aims to close the gap.

“The epidemiological data linking the social construct of race to the physical reality of suffering are painfully clear, on COVID and a raft of other diseases.” (Getty Images)

COVID in Black and white: A Juneteenth reflection | Opinion

BY: - June 19, 2022

The epidemiological data linking the social construct of race to the physical reality of suffering are painfully clear.

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.


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.