racial-justice

Homeowners could reject racist deed restrictions under bill passed in Pa. House

BY: - June 29, 2023

State Rep. Justin Fleming told a story on the Pennsylvania House floor of friends who bought a home and discovered the deed to the property contained an archaic and racist restriction on who could live there.

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

No internet, no vaccine: How lack of internet access has limited vaccine availability for racial and ethnic minorities | Opinion

BY: - February 14, 2021

To address the internet gap, we believe that policymakers must identify lack of internet access as a barrier and protect against its effects.

Fetterman justifies — but does not apologize for — chasing down and brandishing shotgun at Black jogger while Braddock mayor

BY: - February 10, 2021

His political future now clear, Democratic Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has addressed a controversial incident that occurred eight years ago when he was mayor of Braddock, Allegheny County. In Dec. 2013, Fetterman chased a Black jogger in his pickup truck after hearing what he thought were gunshots while playing outside with his son, according […]

Wolf administration task force offers slew of recommendations to close racial, economic disparities revealed by pandemic

BY: - August 13, 2020

On Thursday, that panel, formally known as the Health Disparities Task Force, released its final report. Sprawling across 34-pages and six topic areas, it detailed more than 50 recommendations for Gov. Tom Wolf to review and act upon.