Un programa empezado por la Fiscalía del Distrito en 2012 sigue cambiando vidas de personas que cometieron crímenes no violentos por primera vez, ofreciéndoles la posibilidad de obtener un título académico en lugar de cumplir con una sentencia de prisión.
A program started by the city’s District Attorney Office in 2012 continues to change lives, allowing some first-time nonviolent felony offenders to choose a diploma instead of a prison sentence.
New Jersey U.S. Senator Cory Booker introduced a measure recently on marijuana that could dramatically improve the lives of thousands of blacks and Latinos in the Philadelphia region if fully implemented, letter and spirit.
Juan Cartagena, president of the Puerto Rico Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) thinks the war on drugs has had a multiplying effect on racial discrimination against Latinos.
Los latinos, al igual que ha ocurrido con los afroamericanos, han sufrido de discriminación a través de la historia, y también ahora, bajo nuevas vertientes segregacionistas de las leyes Jim Crow, que estuvieron dirigidas a grupos étnicos no blancos en EEUU, entre 1876 y 1965.
Tucked down in some news coverage about the recent death of Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, were accounts of the 1989 U.S. invasion of that Central American country to arrest Noriega, a longtime CIA asset turned collaborator with mega drug dealers.
The first edition of the Franklin Social Innovation Prize is aimed to promote non-profit initiatives among Penn students and recent graduates.
"Artivist" Tania Bruguera took part in the exhibition Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, organized by The Barnes Foundation.
As Nikki Johnson-Huston was click-clacking her heels to get to her office on 15th and Market, she suddenly craved a steaming cup of Wawa coffee to get her through the 9-to-5 grind.
Una meta del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ha inspirado a cientos de filadelfianos de diferentes razas, religiones y edades en la manifestación del Centro de la Ciudad el día 4 de abril – el cuadragésimo noveno aniversario del asesinato de King – donde todos renovaron la lucha por un aspecto ignorado de la lucha de King: los Derechos de Plata.
A goal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired hundreds of Philadelphians of different races, religions and ages at a Center City rally on April 4th – the 49th anniversary of King’s assassination – where they renewed the fight around an overlooked aspect of King’s advocacy: Silver Rights.
It is said that about 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions are broken by the second week of February. I didn’t make it that far.
Larry Krasner has won the democratic primary for district attorney in Philadelphia.
The seven Democrats in the race are promising to change the city’s approach to law enforcement and lower its incarceration rate.
Seis candidatos luchan por el afecto público un día antes de que se cierren los registros de votaciones
Six candidates fought for the public affection a day after registration to vote closed.
Chicago -- Scholars from the Harvard Business School and Tufts University's
Department of Psychology recently confirmed the obvious in contemporary
American race relations. The title of their report, 'Whites See Racism as a
Zero-Sum Game That They Are Now Losing' pretty much says it all.