Agency offers Philadelphians at-home HIV testing

The campaign is in collaboration with the Philadelphia AIDS Activities Coordinating Office and the health department. It’s targeting African American and Latinx men between the ages of 18 and 45, particularly men who have sex with other men and injection drug users. Men who have sex with men (MSM) have historically and continue to be disproportionally affected by HIV and AIDS. | From: Metro Philly (Read more.)


Pa. workers weigh risks, benefits of coronavirus reopenings

By July 3, all of Pennsylvania is supposed to have entered the “green” phase of reopening, when most kinds of businesses can restore limited operations after three months of restrictions. During that time, the commonwealth’s unemployment rate hit a record 15%, and many businesses closed permanently. Many jobless workers are being called back — even if life has not returned to normal. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

5 concrete ways employers can uplift Philadelphia’s Black workforce

How do we see racial oppression manifest itself in workforce and hiring practices? How can employers help mitigate this impact? Undoing the systemic oppression of the last several centuries will involve placing racial equity front and center in workforce practices, and this pieces suggests a few ways that employers in the Philadelphia region can do this. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)


‘Good jobs’ in exchange for lower taxes is Philly City Council’s plan to soothe parking industry

The plan involves creating a “Good Parking Jobs for Philadelphia Review Committee” composed of workers, industry, and Council that would assess the industry’s progress on developing good jobs. Exactly what that means is up to the committee, but parking workers, who are predominantly African American or immigrants from Africa, have said they’re forced to endure arbitrary firings, low wages, and unaffordable health care. | From: The Philadelphia Inquirer (Read more.)