Expediting pardons is good for Pennsylvania | Opinion
By Andrea Lindsay Last week, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons (BOP) announced updates to its “expedited review” program for pardon applicants, promising to deliver pardons to more people, sooner. This program adopts several of the expedited review tracks proposed in Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity’s (PLSE) 2022 report Expediting Pardons in Pennsylvania, which I authored, […]
We’re weaponizing fear into violence. Jordan Neely paid the price | Opinion
If Americans want to end this epidemic on the streets, don’t lash out at the victims of systematic marginalization.
How community organizing helps people thrive in challenging times | Opinion
The future seems bleak, but models exist all around us for building safer and more equitable spaces where people can thrive.
Looking to a more equitable future, Philly’s Black developers step up for their city
'There is an unmatched opportunity to ensure that the future of our city is truly inclusive of all our residents,' one advocate said.
‘We have two options: Do something or do nothing’: New app connects conflict resolution volunteers to those in need
Philadelphia Interfaith Coalition has partnered with Philly Truce volunteers to offer its members’ houses of worship as safe spaces to conduct mediations.
Perry, DePasquale engage in brisk debate on pandemic, policing
Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Perry and Democratic Auditor General Eugene DePasquale dodged and weaved through a fast moving hour-long debate Thursday night.
Stop calling it a choice: Biological factors drive homosexuality | Opinion
By Bill Sullivan Across cultures, 2 percent to 10 percent of people report having same-sex relations. In the U.S., 1 percent to 2.2 percent of women and men, respectively, identify as gay. Despite these numbers, many people still consider homosexual behavior to be an anomalous choice. However, biologists have documented homosexual behavior in more than […]