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Michael Coard

City Life

This Is What Black Voters in Philly Say They Want From the Next Mayor

As a radio host at WURD, a columnist for the Tribune and a TV host for PhillyCAM, I hear from a lot of Black voters. Here’s what they’ve told me they care about in the mayoral primary. 

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Schools, Stop Removing the Names of Racists From Your Campuses

Keep them there and let everybody know what terrible people they were.

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Charles Bowser: The Ultimate Power Player

The legal colossus who inspired a generation of Black politicians in Philadelphia.

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Dear Philly: Stop Patting Yourself on the Back Over Octavius Catto

Here are 10 more Black statues that need to rise.

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OPINION: I Took on the PPA and Won

Coard: And my court victory could be worth millions to Philly drivers.

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Five Reasons African-Americans Need to Stop Drinking the Poisonous Clinton Kool-Aid

Coard: Reject the labeling of Blacks as super-predators by voting for a super president for Blacks. Vote Bernie!

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This Is the Monster Celebrated on Columbus Day

Coard: On October 12th, Philadelphia celebrates a racist, rapist, robber and genocidal maniac. This needs to stop.

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Rename a Philly Street for the Great Charles Bowser

Coard: I’m supporting a campaign to have Nicolas Street renamed in honor of one of the city’s greatest change agents.

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America’s Founding Racism Rears Ugly Head in Charleston

Coard: Sticks and stones will break your bones, but systemic racism will kill you (if you’re black).

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MOVE 30: Inside the May 1985 Assault on MOVE

Coard: Remembering Philly’s bomb-dropping, guns-blazing, child-murdering day.

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10 Steps for Emancipation From Police Brutality

Coard: Why today’s police departments are modern versions of colonial-era slave patrols.

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Remembering Philly’s Champion of African Consciousness

Coard: Edward Wesley Robinson Jr. would have turned 97 today.

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The Revolution Remains Untelevised

Coard: Remembering Gil Scott-Heron, hip-hop godfather and Lincoln University alum.

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It’s Time to End Black History Month

Coard: I agree with many whites who argue that Black History Month should be abolished.

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10 Reasons Cheyney Alumni Are Suing Pa., Feds

Coard: Here’s what the federal civil rights lawsuit we filed today is about.