Nancy Phillips is an editor on The Inquirer's Justice and Injustice Desk.

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Sex assaults, lawsuits at Massage Envy in Chester County

Nine women were sexually assaulted or touched inappropriately during massages at a Massage Envy franchise in West Goshen township, Chester County in episodes that their lawyer says are part of a pattern of attacks at Massage Envy centers across the country.

Troubled Cheyney averts a crisis, keeps accreditation

Cheyney University, the nation's oldest historically black college and a school nearly at the brink of collapse, got a key reprieve Friday when a regional education panel allowed the university to keep its accreditation while it struggles to right its course.

Cheyney awaits accreditation decision

Cheyney University officials presented their case to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Thursday; the president is awaiting a decision.

How one historically black college changed its fortune

Paul Quinn College in Dallas faced accreditation threats and financial problems before Michael Sorrell stepped in and dramatically improved the school.

Can Cheyney University survive? Why the nation's oldest black college is so troubled

Cheyney's top administrators, along with its trustees and the state system's board of governors, have deepened the crisis through lax oversight and startling mismanagement, an Inquirer and Daily News investigation has found.

Can Cheyney University, the nation’s oldest HBCU, survive?

A Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News investigation found Cheyney, the nation's first HBCU, is wrought with decades-long incompetence and startling mismanagement.

Antifa, black-clad and often violent, is strong in Philly

Antifa adherents are especially strong in Philadelphia.. While the right denounces them, they present a thornier puzzle for the left: do they check the most ugly tendencies of the far right or are they an authoritarian bloc whose violence and street theater is a gift to Trump?

Alleged killer was in prosecutors' scopes, but still walked

Two missing police officers and two judges' rulings set the stage for Derrick Rollins' freedom.

Haverford Twp. murder suspect hunt continues

Derrick Rollins, who police say killed a man in a random attack in Haverford Township last month, continued to elude police nine days after a shooting that stunned a quiet community and sent investigators scrambling to arrest him.

Legal experts praise Bucks deal that led to murder confession

They say the agreement was a swift and smart way to bring the gruesome case to a close.