Social Justice


A scene from a protest in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 2020. Image via Shutterstock
Research Shows the Mass Protests Did Not Lead to More COVID-19 Infections. This Is Why.

Protest organizers in Philadelphia have championed social distancing, wearing face masks, and more to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

A protester walks near smoke after tear gas was dispersed during a march calling for justice over the death of George Floyd  in Philadelphia, Monday, June 1, 2020. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Why Philly Protesters Went Back to the Place They Were Tear-Gassed

During Sunday's demonstration, protesters called for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw to resign.

FILE - In this June 7, 2020, file photo, protesters participate in a Black Lives Matter rally on Mount Washington overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. In recent years, there have been dozens of examples of officers who had numerous complaints against them of excessive force, harassment or other misconduct before they were accused of killing someone on duty. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Pittsburgh Protesters Are Now Suing the Police

The lawsuit includes videos of officers firing projectiles at protesters, firing a canister at the chest of a female protester from about 10 feet away, and firing tear gas and smoke at people walking away from the protest site.

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Colorado Is Reopening Investigation Into Horrifying Police Killing of Elijah McClain. Here’s What We Know.

In the video, Elijah McClain can be seen sobbing as he repeatedly tells officers, “I’m just different.” Samara McClain said her brother was a massage therapist who planned to go to college.

People attending a rally against racism clap and hold signs Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Beaver, Pa. in a protest in the wake of the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
PA Lawmakers Passed A Series of Police Reform Bills. Here’s What’s in Them.

The legislation requires police agencies implement strict use-of-force policies, document and report use-of-force incidents, and bans the use of chokeholds.

In this June 15, 2020, file photo, a giant "BLACK LIVES MATTER" sign is painted in orange on Fulton Street, Monday, June 15, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Today Is Juneteenth. Here Are 7 Things You Can Do to Fight for Racial Justice.

Five racial justice activists share what steps Americans can take to push for changes in policing and achieve true racial justice.

Nina Ahmad, the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania Is Set to Elect Its First Person of Color to Statewide Executive Office

In the race for state auditor general, Democrat Nina Ahmad, who came to the United States from Bangladesh 40 years ago, will face off against Republican Tim DeFoor, who is Black.