‘Our democracy is in peril’: Women risk arrest in voting rights protest in D.C.
U.S. Capitol Police arrested about 100 women for civil disobedience at the march outside the U.S. Supreme Court's ornate building on Capitol Hill on Monday, 7/19/21.
Harrisburg should not pass up this opportunity to invest in the Black economy | Opinion
With $10 billion at their disposal this budget season, Pa. lawmakers have a generational chance to improve the Commonwealth. They must invest in Black-owned businesses.
Poll: Pa. should use stim funds to help low-income Black, Brown & white households | Monday Morning Coffee
The pandemic made inequality worse. Pa. residents want state government to help fix it.
It’s time to give Pa. a raise: Lawmakers, Wolf should not wait to increase the minimum wage | Opinion
People’s struggles to pay for fundamentals like housing have been made even more evident over the last 15 months.
Connecting low-income families to high-speed internet: Let’s learn from past failures and build on what works | Opinion
Philadelphians and all Americans have seen too much time and money wasted on projects that sound good but fail to deliver.
Change universities to change capitalism | Opinion
Producing a truly more humane and effective system will also require changing American higher education.
Barber, Poor People’s Campaign call for ‘3rd Reconstruction’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The question posed by the Rev. Dr. William Barber on the real cost of inequality, and the toll it exacts on all of us, demands an answer.
We need to close the digital divide in Pa.’s communities of color | Andrea Custis
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.
How rising rents and renovations have displaced Pittsburghers and added to the city’s ongoing issues with gentrification
As Pittsburgh draws more jobs in the tech and health care fields, it becomes a more desirable city for real estate investment wishing to profit off of neighborhoods’ increased area median incomes.
Why Black and Hispanic small-business owners have been so badly hit in the pandemic recession | Analysis
With fewer funds to fall back on, minority-owned enterprises have struggled in the recession. To make things worse, many are in sectors that have been badly hit by lockdowns.
Blacks, Hispanics more than twice as likely to experience financial pain from COVID-19 | The Numbers Racket
The survey found that overall, one-in-four U.S. adults have had trouble paying their bills since the outbreak began, a third have dipped into their savings or retirement accounts, and about one-in-six have had to borrow money from friends or family members or got food from a food bank.
Wolf administration task force offers slew of recommendations to close racial, economic disparities revealed by pandemic
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.