Aug. 10, 2021 8:43 am
A year after the declarations of ‘Black Lives Matters’, was it all a show?
It’s hard to gauge what has actually changed in most workplaces to create a more equitable and inclusive environment for staff, says Generocity columnist Valerie Johnson.
May 24, 2021 9:51 am
‘We Breathe, We Live: Brotherly Love Protest Stories’ part of ongoing dialogue about race and policing in U.S.
Glenn Holsten's film for Philly's EMOC brings together seven men of various backgrounds, ages and experiences to share their thoughts one year after the killing of George Floyd. Watch it tonight (May 24) at 9 p.m. on WHYY-TV.
Apr. 20, 2021 5:54 pm
Reactions to the guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial
The Twitterverse exploded with reactions. Here are some tweets from some folks from Philadelphia's nonprofit and civic sectors.
Apr. 15, 2021 3:26 pm
Black families confront a child welfare system that seems intent on separating children from parents
Investigative reporter Steve Volk examines the challenges and opportunities facing the foster care system in part one of a two-part series.
Feb. 4, 2021 9:18 am
Opinion: COVID-19 is not the only pandemic we are experiencing
Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins says her sixth grade students have asked to talk about "real history" during Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools. She explores how to have a dialogue about systemic oppression and inequities with them.
Jan. 29, 2021 8:00 am
Radical Remedies: Finding resilience, resistance and joy in community-based narratives
In Philadelphia, Scribe Video Center mirrors Detroit Narrative Agency's rapid-response initiative that was born of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and anti-Black violence last summer.
Jan. 11, 2021 3:13 pm
Building Anti-Racist White Educators and Melanated Educators Collective are working together on antiracist curricula
A recent grant allows B.A.R.W.E. to compensate M.E.C. for its input, helping B.A.R.W.E. honor its commitment to not unfairly burden Black educators in building antiracist work.
Dec. 3, 2020 1:47 pm
Executive director of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates resigns after accusations of racism, workplace abuse
After the resignation, the director of a peer reproductive rights nonprofit calls on the PPPA board to ensure that the organization's internal operations reflect its externally-expressed values.
Nov. 17, 2020 10:00 am
This successful Black-led org couldn’t get a loan that wasn’t predatory. Philanthropy needs to step up
"YEAH is working on a shoestring, breaking the cycle of violence in Cobbs Creek. The program is evidence-based, and we should be tripping over ourselves to fund it," says guest columnist Sarah Martinez-Helfman.
Oct. 29, 2020 12:00 pm
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf teachers are taking to Zoom to help their students create a plan to vote
"While addressing social justice issues is vitally important, the heart of civic engagement in our country is voting," Melissa Draganac-Hawk the school's director of student affairs told columnist Krys Sipple.