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Opinion

City Life

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

I have a front-row seat to Black Philly. As a radio host at a Black radio station (Radio Courtroom on WURD), a columnist at a […]

City Life

Why Are 42 Percent of Black Voters Still Undecided on Philly’s Next Mayor?

With just a month to go until the city’s Democratic primary, there’s still a sense of uncertainty surrounding who will become Philly’s next mayor. In previous […]

City Life

Are Online Reviews Helping Consumers — or Driving Our Indecision?

Joseph S. doesn’t want me to buy the meat thermometer. He bought the same one on Amazon a few months ago, and even though he’s […]

City Life

The Problem With Jeff Brown’s Racial Code-Switching

The most disappointing aspect of high-profile election cycles is that they reveal troublesome qualities of people you didn’t previously take major issue with. I’ve never […]

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Ya Fav Trashman Opens Up About the Spectacular Collapse of His Campaign

This past September, it seemed like former sanitation worker Terrill Haigler, best known as Ya Fav Trashman, had everything, everywhere, all at once. The 33-year-old Germantown […]

Be Well Philly

Help! I’m Struggling to Take Care of My Plants

I have a knack for killing plants. I’m the grim reaper of flora, with a graveyard’s worth of leaves, stems, roots and flowers that have […]

City Life

It’s Time for the Gloves to Finally Come Off in Philly’s Mayoral Race

Last week, petition day for the upcoming municipal primaries came and went — and nobody blinked. Everyone who’s anyone is still in the running for […]

City Life

Candidates, Don’t Be Afraid to Criticize Philly’s Sheriff Just Because She’s a Black Woman

Picture this: You’re a Philly mayoral candidate, and one of the city’s top law enforcement officials has spent over $6,600 in taxpayer money for a […]

City Life

Why I’m Boycotting the Roots Picnic This Year

According to Visit Philadelphia, this summer’s upcoming Roots Picnic is “loaded with legends and icons” — but all I can see is a tragic lineup […]

City Life

Philly Didn’t Win the Super Bowl. We Celebrated Anyway.

It really felt like we had it for a second there. There are no two ways about it: Last night was a huge disappointment. The […]

City Life

Here’s How Much Money the Philly Mayoral Candidates Have Raised and What It Means

Finally, fund-raising front-runners are starting to emerge in Philly’s crowded mayoral race. What we’re seeing is that seven (of the 10-plus) mayoral candidates most certainly […]

City Life

Helen Gym’s Hypocritical Return to the Union League Isn’t Her First Misstep

If there’s one thing this crowded mayoral primary is revealing to us, it’s that some candidates are learning the difference between running for City Council […]

City Life

Jeff Brown’s Latest Ad Isn’t What We Should Hope for From a Mayoral Candidate

“People of color, especially Black people, have been my life’s work.” That was the response ShopRite proprietor turned mayoral candidate Jeff Brown gave during a […]

City Life

Please, No More Philadelphia Mayor Candidates!

In a city that doesn’t hold runoff elections or employ ranked-choice voting, a crowded primary means less democracy. As of press time, there are officially […]

City Life

Even in Victory, Pennsylvania House Democrats Are Finding Ways to Lose

If 2023 has taught us anything thus far, it’s this: Know how to count. Someone should have told that to elected-after-15-rounds-of-voting U.S. House Speaker Kevin […]