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OPINION: Meek Mill’s Prison Sentence Isn’t the Hill to Die On

I was sitting in the Marriott hotel at 12th and Market on Monday shortly after the #FreeMeekMill rally at the Criminal Justice Center when a […]

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The Unpatriotic Cynicism of the NFL’s Salute to Service

If you’re among the Philadelphians who view watching an Eagles game the same way some folks view breathing, you know that this is Salute To […]

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OPINION: On the Million Woman March’s 20th Anniversary, I Don’t Feel Optimistic

When I was a reporter for the Reading Eagle Times, I was sent to cover the Million Woman March in Philadelphia. I had a car […]

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OPINION: The Rizzo Statue Isn’t Going Anywhere

Thanks to a group of white dudes who decided to go to Charlottesville, Virginia, kill someone, and ruin tiki torches for the rest of us, […]

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Stop Using the Poor to Justify Your Hatred of the Soda Tax

For reasons that I’ll get into later in this column, I don’t eat a lot of pie. But over the Fourth of July weekend, I […]

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When Children Force Us to Remember What We’d Rather Forget

If you’re a newcomer to Philadelphia, chances are you’ve walked by the Municipal Services Center and paid very little attention to the statue that stands […]

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OPINION: The Black Community Should Take No Joy in Bill Cosby’s Mistrial

In 2004, comedian Bill Cosby was honored by the NAACP as part of its 50th-anniversary celebration of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education ruling. […]

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A Celebration of Resilience in a Changed Neighborhood

The neighborhood surrounding the intersection of Grays Ferry Avenue and South Street has been named and renamed a few times over the years. Southwest Center […]

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Progressives, I Am Done With You

Now that Philadelphia’s district attorney race has been set and we know that it’s going to be a battle between Republican Beth Grossman and Democrat […]

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What Republicans Could Learn About Free Speech From Philly’s Hebrew Israelites

I’ve always been a big fan of spring. We as Americans tend to talk reverently about spring because it’s seen as a time of renewal. […]

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The Electric-Car Parking Debate Is About Power — but Not the Kind You Think

Let me start this column on City Council’s decision to issue a moratorium on electric car charging station parking permits with a number: $40,000. That […]

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What’s Behind the DOJ’s Abdication on Checking Police Abuse

On Wednesday, a judge in Baltimore denied a Department of Justice request to delay a public hearing designed to let city residents share their views […]