Sep. 29, 2021 9:40 am
Opinion: It’s time to permanently close Berks County’s immigrant detention center
"As we speak, the Biden administration is pushing to turn the Berks County family prison into a women's prison," says guest columnist Jasmine Rivera.
Sep. 20, 2021 3:40 pm
Opinion: We have a duty to protect our children from spikes in RSV cases
Philadelphia's Department of Health recently called attention to the drastic increase in RSV cases in Philadelphia this summer, says guest columnist Melissa Page.
Aug. 26, 2021 10:47 am
Opinion: USCIS must waive fees for Afghan refugees
HIAS PA and other orgs have prepared hundreds of humanitarian parole applications on behalf of PA residents from Afghanistan, but the fee of $575 per application can be an insurmountable roadblock, says guest columnist Cathryn Miller-Wilson.
Jul. 23, 2021 12:30 pm
Opinion: The FOP contract and how the police do not keep us safe
Contract negotiations are currently underway. We cannot allow the FOP to dictate our future, says guest columnist Mary Stricker.
Jun. 30, 2021 8:30 am
Opinion: Over-policing Black immigrants can turn one mistake into deportation
For Black immigrants, even a minor or sealed conviction can be cause to reset their citizenship clock, or render them deportable, says guest columnist Cathryn Miller-Wilson.
Jun. 23, 2021 8:30 am
Opinion: Funders can do better, but so can nonprofits
Nonprofit professionals have the power to connect a major funder to the work. This power should not be taken for granted, says guest columnist Nicole Tell.
May 28, 2021 9:36 am
Opinion: Historical underinvestment and continuing discrimination is violence against the AAPI community
When we discuss housing and rent affordability in Philadelphia, when we discuss the need to secure and extend public benefits, when we discuss wage theft — we must include the AAPI community in our campaigns, says guest columnist Kee Tobar.
May 25, 2021 12:01 pm
Opinion: We stand in opposition to PA House Bills 118, 904, 1500 and 1095. So should you
Anti-abortion lawmakers are launching an aggressive assault on the rights of those who experience miscarriage, face a complicated pregnancy or exercise their legal right to abortion, say guest columnists Lizbeth Rodriguez, Elicia Gonzales and Signe Espinoza.
Apr. 29, 2021 8:54 am
Opinion: Dare to imagine a different kind of board
Guest columnist Abdul-Aliy Muhammad identifies some of the problems they see in current boards, and proposes some alternative structures.
Apr. 20, 2021 8:41 am
Opinion: Why aren’t we paying our early childhood educators what they deserve?
"It is time for Pennsylvania and Philadelphia to invest in teachers by increasing the per child rate provided to the organizations who are educating our young children," says guest columnist Kathy McHale.