Maya K. Francis - Philadelphia Magazine

Maya K. Francis

City Life

What’s Unsaid in the #BlackLivesMatter Discussion

Francis: Police brutality is just the first item on the agenda.

City Life

Allure’s Misguided Guide to Afros

Francis: On living in a country that loves black culture more than black people.

City Life

Whitewashing History

Francis: What do Ben Affleck and the Confederate Flag controversy have in common?

City Life

Blackness Isn’t Transferable

Francis: Dylann Roof, Rachel Dolezal, and the experience that can’t be borrowed.

City Life

Serena Williams Is Black and Female

Francis: Why our greatest athlete doesn’t get her due.

City Life

How to Handle Sex Assaults on Campus?

Francis: The Emma Sulkowicz case suggests there are no easy answers.

City Life

Tony Come Lately?

Francis: Candidates — local and national — suddenly discover that black lives matter.

City Life

Why I Won’t Watch Floyd Mayweather Fight

Francis: How much should we expect of our athletes?

City Life

The Astonishing Ubiquity of Walter Scott’s Death

Francis: We absolutely need video to prove police misconduct. But does over-saturation risk desensitization?

City Life

Trevor Noah and the Never-Ending Cycle of Internet Shame

Francis: In the Digital Era, a mistake is never just a mistake.

City Life

Sometimes, Racism Is Just Racism

Francis: No excuses for the OU frat boys.

City Life

Medicating Women’s Feelings? What Else Is New?

It’s as sexist as it is timeless.

City Life

Why Jonathan Chait Is Wrong About Political Correctness

Francis: Does it challenge “bedrock liberal ideals” — or white men with platforms?

City Life

Three Lessons for Police

What Philadelphia can learn from New York’s example.

City Life

Why “I Can’t Breathe” Matters

LeBron and other athletes take up the activism their predecessors declined.