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The Nizah Morris tapes that authorities don’t want to hear

Over the years, people have asked me what’s the most alarming aspect of Nizah Morris’ homicide. Was it that police gave a severely-intoxicated Trans...

252 articles, 14 writers, and 19 years of Nizah Morris

Two hundred fifty two. That’s the number of articles that PGN has done on the Nizah Morris case, a little more than one a...

Police and district attorney handling of Nizah Morris case reveals flaws in state law

When Naiymah Sanchez remembers the people she looked up to as a young woman in the Philadelphia community, the names that come to mind...

PGN subpoenas DA Krasner in Nizah Morris case

Last week, attorneys for PGN subpoenaed District Attorney Larry Krasner to testify at an upcoming court hearing regarding the paper’s request for additional records...

Judge allows subpoenas in Nizah Morris case

On June 8, Common Pleas Judge Joshua H. Roberts said he would allow PGN to issue subpoenas to various officials for information regarding why...

Hearing scheduled in Nizah Morris case

A court hearing has been scheduled for June 8 regarding PGN’s request to receive additional documents in the Nizah Morris case. Morris, 47, was a...

District Attorney’s Office still faltering on Nizah Morris case

While the District Attorney’s Office should be applauded for creating a new LGBTQ+ commission designed to help protect the LGBTQ+ community, we cannot forget...

PGN seeks enforcement of Nizah Morris transparency order

PGN recently filed a legal document seeking enforcement of a 2008 court order mandating transparency in the Nizah Morris case. The paper is trying...

From Nizah Morris to Mia Green

Last week, after the swift arrest made in the killing of trans woman Mia Green, LGBTQ community leader Deja Lynn Alvarez publicly thanked the...

A seventeen-year saga for transparency in the Nizah Morris case

This month marks the 65th birthday of Nizah Morris. It’s difficult to believe that Nizah would be a senior citizen if she were alive...

We still need justice for Nizah Morris

Protesters are demanding change and the defunding of police units across the nation as a result of the police killing of George Floyd. In...

Why won’t judge, DA release Nizah Morris’ records?

This week, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Edward C. Wright denied a request for records by trans attorney Julie Chovanas relating to the Nizah...

Why is the DA holding back Nizah Morris’ records?

Nizah Morris was a trans woman of color found with a fractured skull in 2002, shortly after receiving a “courtesy ride” from police. To...

Sister of Nizah Morris pleads for return of pet dog

Bradley Brown, a sister of Nizah Morris, is pleading for the return of her pet Shih Tzu, “Chyna.” On June 23,...

Nizah Morris advocates march through Center City

Holding candles and chanting "trans lives matter," about 60 advocates for Nizah Morris marched through Center City this week. The Dec. 22 event marked...

Top national honor for Nizah Morris coverage

It was announced this week that Philadelphia Gay News writer-at-large Tim Cwiek is the recipient of a national investigative journalism award for his reporting...

Roslyn Wilkins, mother of Nizah Morris, 82

Roslyn M. Wilkins, the mother of Nizah Morris, died Sept. 8 after a brief illness. She was 82 and lived in West Philadelphia. ...

Judge sides with city on Morris records

In a one-page ruling this week, a Philadelphia judge denied PGN’s request for additional records in the Nizah Morris case, despite a prior court...

DA Krasner challenges subpoena in Morris case

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner is challenging PGN’s subpoena to appear at an upcoming court hearing regarding the paper’s request for additional records in...

PGN continues pursuit of records in Morris case

Last week, attorneys for PGN filed a supplemental brief in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, reiterating the paper’s request for additional records in the Nizah...



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