Opinion Archives - Page 9 of 112 - Philadelphia Magazine

Opinion

KEEP (News)

kenney kensington disaster opioid epidemic
City Life

Mayor Kenney, Where Is the Call for Bobby Henon to Step Down?

As an experienced politician, Mayor Jim Kenney should know by now that when it comes to holding political figures accountable, consistency is the key to […]

sheriff, sexual harassment
City Life

By All Means, Philly, #MuteRKelly — but #EvictJewellWilliams Too

It’s always great when local elected officials can take on a national issue in a huge way — but it’s even better when they can […]

City Life

The Last Thing Philly’s LGBTQ Community Needs Is a Rainbow Bridge

There are important ideas that one should spread far and wide to seriously address issues affecting marginalized communities in Philadelphia. A great example: making single-stall […]

City Life

The Philly MLK Day Luncheon That Would Have Dr. King Rolling in His Grave

“The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

City Life

City’s New Leadership Pipeline Program Is an Affront to Real Diversity

As a Black professional who has lived in Philadelphia for nearly nine years, I have seen more than my share of blatant racism. But there’s […]

City Life

The Fact That a Black Mummer Played Jay-Z Isn’t Better. It’s Worse.

On New Year’s Day, costumed Philadelphians made their way down Broad Street for the 119th installment of the Mummers Parade. The flashy looks and funky […]

kenney kensington disaster opioid epidemic
City Life

After Latest Mummers Controversy, Kenney Has to Pick a Side on Racism

New Year’s Day was confirmation that Philadelphia is still a racist city that revels in its polarization. The Mummers Parade, the predominantly white cultural phenomenon […]

drop plan deferred retirement option philadelphia jim kenney
City Life

Black Clergy Soda Tax Criticism Leaves Wide Opening for a Kenney Challenger

In case you missed it, something epic happened last week that could possibly shake up next year’s mayoral race. On November 26th, 20 local Black clergy leaders […]

City Life

“This Is Us” Is Getting Philly So, So Wrong

Note: This article contains spoilers for recent episodes of This is Us. At the end of Tuesday’s fall finale episode of the popular NBC drama […]

City Life

White Allies, the “We the People Rally” Is Your Time to Put Up or Shut Up

Political ideologies are expected to clash when the controversial “We The People Rally” hits Independence Mall on Saturday. The organizers have asserted that “too many times our […]

City Life

Philadelphia Dodged a Major Bullet by Not Getting Amazon HQ2

On Monday night, I did a happy dance. After a year of anxious hype and legitimate caution, news finally broke that Amazon’s second headquarters won’t […]

City Life

City Council Should Ban Cashless Stores, Because Philly Can’t Afford Them

City Council has finally produced a practical idea this year that simultaneously looks out for the poor and makes life easier for the rest of […]

liz goldman
City Life

Pa. Lawmakers Sided With Pedophiles and Those Who Protect Them

Other than the predator who abused me, I’ve never met anyone who isn’t repulsed by child sexual abuse. I’ve also never met anyone who isn’t […]

south philly meatball contest
Foobooz

This Woman Should Have Won the South Philly Meatball Contest

No, Saturday’s South Philly Meatball Contest at Taproom on 19th didn’t end in riots and disaster. Jennifer Zavala and her dreaded hipster vegan meatballs were […]

Indigenous Peoples Day columbus day
City Life

Columbus Just Canceled Columbus Day. Philly Should Too.

The City of Columbus just canceled Columbus Day. That’s right: The Ohio city named after Christopher Columbus — one that once spent $95 million to […]