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Pulitzer/Oprah-Approved Writer Colson Whitehead Speaks for Free at UPenn

After years as toiling away as a “beloved but kinda underappreciated” Genius-granted author, Colson Whitehead reached superstar status last year with the best-selling The Underground […]

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OPINION: The City Tolerates the FOP’s Lack of Respect for Black Lives

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” […]

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OPINION: White People, Only You Can Stop the Next Charlottesville

The moment I came out of the womb, I already had two strikes against me: being black and gay in a nation that continues to […]

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OPINION: Why I’m Giving Up on “Allies”

During this tumultuous political climate, no quote resonates with me more than this one from the late Black Panther Party leader Eldridge Cleaver: “There is […]

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LGBTQ&A: Alex Deering

Alex Deering is a Democratic committee member in Philadelphia’s 16th Ward, Division 6. We spoke with the rising civic leader about his political aspirations and […]

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OPINION: Single-Identity Social Justice Is No Justice at All

“There’s a gay Trump supporter in Philly,” a close friend of mine texted me on the last weekend in February. “Really? That doesn’t make sense,” […]

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OPINION: We Can No Longer “Agree to Disagree” About White Privilege in America

As the hand-me-down celebration known as Black History Month settles, I’m reminded of the legacy of my ancestors and the inheritance that has historically been […]

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Donald Trump Is the President America Deserves

Another day, another insult from president-elect Donald Trump. As you have no doubt heard, on the eve of MLK weekend Trump took to attacking the […]

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Cheltenham Teacher Suspended for Alleged Racial Remarks

Cheltenham High School has suspended a teacher who reportedly told her students to “stop bitching about being black” while discussing election results.

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After Trump’s Win, White Liberals Are Now a Minority

Around 2:40 a.m. on election night, I left the watch party I’d been attending and took an Uber home. It was shortly after the Associated […]

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Here’s the Lineup for Lululemon’s Sweet Weeklong Schuylkill River Trail Race

Calling all runner friends! Remember how we told you guys about the awesome weeklong 8K race Lululemon is putting on along the Schuylkill River Trail […]

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What Simone Manuel’s Gold Medal Comments Say About Race in America

The #blacklivesmatter movement has been no stranger to controversy. In its short existence it has garnered a reputation for being anti-American, a race-baiting organization, and, […]

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After the Latest Freddie Gray Acquittal, All I Feel Is Numb

What more can you write, post, scream, cry, cuss and pontificate about after a while? At some point, there’s a leaden numbness that creeps into […]

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Study: Pa. and N.J. Have High Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Incarceration

A recent report by the D.C. based Sentencing Project found that New Jersey was the most racially disparate state in terms of incarceration, and Pennsylvania […]

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How to Get a Free (Yes, Free!) Bib for the Sold-Out Philly 10K

Hey, Be Well Philly readers, we need your help! For our upcoming print issue of Be Well Philly, which you’ll be able to get your hands […]