Civil Rights & Social Justice

Stretch of Philly’s Broad Street to be renamed after civil rights champion, the Rev. Leon Sullivan

BY: - November 14, 2019

The stretch of North Broad Street between Oxford Street and Girard Avenue will be renamed "Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan Way" in his honor. The unveiling ceremony begins at noon in front of the Leon H. Sullivan Human Services Center at 1415 N. Broad Street.

Riding Virginia’s blue wave, Congress renews push for Equal Rights Amendment 

BY: - November 13, 2019

A similar resolution has been introduced in the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate, it's unclear whether it will get any traction.

Philly NAACP Prez: Outcome of Comcast case could roll back civil rights protections

BY: - November 12, 2019

A $20 billion lawsuit a Black media mogul and comedian has filed against Comcast is headed to the Supreme Court this week.

Meek Mill and Michael Rubin highlight another example of criminal injustice

BY: - November 12, 2019

“Situations like this keep me grounded and focused on my mission for reform that I dedicated myself to two years ago," Mill said.

DACA case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week

BY: - November 11, 2019

A ruling to uphold the program could anger Trump’s conservative base, while a ruling against it would likely energize liberals.

COMMENTARY

Philly’s first Black woman police chief is right under our noses | John N. Mitchell

BY: - November 10, 2019

Mayor Jim Kenney, I think I’ve solved your problem. Here's how to get a great candidate and save the city some cash at the same time.

SlamCamp teaches storytelling as key to a better Philadelphia

BY: - November 9, 2019

"Everyone has a story to tell," an organizer said, "Hearing each others stories bring us together as a community."

Wolf signs bill to let synagogues, mosques and churches apply for $5M in safety grants

BY: - November 8, 2019

In response to last year’s Tree of Life shooting, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed into law a $5 million program that provides grants to beef up security at nonprofits, such as houses of worship or a faith-based community center.  The program was originally proposed by Sen. Andrew Dinniman, D-Chester, as part of a larger […]

COMMENTARY

Food stamps literally keep families alive in Philly. Help us stop the Trump benefit cuts | Opinion

BY: - November 8, 2019

By Dawn Holden Woods For the fourth time in the past three years, millions of vulnerable children and families who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, are being put at risk to face extreme food insecurity. This time, consideration is being given to making a technical change to […]

COMMENTARY

Many states now require anti-bullying training that includes a focus on LGBTQ students – but risks remain | Opinion

BY: - November 7, 2019

It is clear to me that the teachers and counselors I train need additional guidance to fully support their LGBTQ students.

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council agree to anti-gun violence cash

BY: - November 7, 2019

By John N. Mitchell PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney announced plans on Wednesday for the transfer of more than $5 million to assist in a pair of plans aimed at staving off gun violence and reacting swiftly to it in areas of the city affected by gun violence. “All of us in city government — […]

Controversial victims’ rights amendment Marsy’s Law wins majority support; still faces court challenge

BY: - November 5, 2019

The amendment expanding rights for crime victims still faces a constitutional challenge that could end up before the Pa. Supreme Court