Report: Lancaster protesters held on $1M bond in wake of police shooting

BY: - September 15, 2020

The eight protesters are facing felony riot, arson and vandalism charges, according to a report by LancasterOnline. 

Powers of Philly’s proposed police oversight commission remain unknown

BY: - September 9, 2020

City voters will decide whether to form a citizen police oversight commission in November amid protests over police killings of Black men.


RNC 2020: Out of ideas, Trump turns to 2016 playbook – Make America fearful again | John L. Micek

BY: - August 28, 2020

On Thursday, Republicans claimed they had a bold, new vision for America. They don't. They left their convention without a platform. It's a party bereft of ideas that can only do one thing: Peddle division and fear.


We’re saying her name over and over and over. Now grant Breonna Taylor justice | Ana White

BY: - August 28, 2020

How can Breonna Taylor be socially relevant, but largely muted in the one space where it matters most: the criminal justice system?

Pittsburgh police, Peduto respond to arrest of protest marshal by rifle-carrying officers in unmarked van

BY: - August 17, 2020

This continues an apparent months-long campaign of Pittsburgh Police arresting and seeking the arrest of dozens of protesters.


After the civil rights era, white Americans failed to support systemic change to end racism. Will they now? | Opinion

BY: - August 14, 2020

In principle, whites support efforts to end racism. But in practice, they have long been unwilling to support the fundamental change needed to do that.


Why do these urban planners – including many from Pa. – think we should defund police? | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 7, 2020

How we design cities affects criminal justice outcomes, planners argue, in a thought-provoking letter to the American Planning Association.

‘We’ve seen the devastating effects of gentrification’: Lancaster protest focuses on housing equity

BY: - August 6, 2020

The central Pennsylvania city is becoming a hipster maven. But not everyone is sharing in that new prosperity, some are losing their homes.

Why does it look like PGH cops are arresting as many BLM protesters as possible?

BY: - August 5, 2020

The Pittsburgh Police’s recent calls are part of a fairly large effort to arrest and charge seemingly as many people as possible.


Why we need to unpack the word ‘race’ and find new language | Opinion

BY: - August 4, 2020

By Nina G. Jablonski and George Chaplin Race-thinking has been discredited for decades. But it is still with us. Yet race is a historical contingency, not a state of nature. One of the most sinister things about race is that its sibling, racism, not only lasts, but continues to grow. Race has so co-opted our […]


The true fight for police reform is in statehouses across the U.S. This is why | Opinion

BY: - July 30, 2020

We can’t afford to wait any longer for necessary reforms like these. They are literally lifesaving. That's why we need to take the states.


Ally or Actor?: How to avoid the trap of performative activism | Ana White

BY: - July 7, 2020

Theatrics are the easy part. The much harder work comes with knowing how to navigate oneself in spaces both reserved for you and exclusively inaccessible.