While the city waited for funding, this Philly surgeon launched her own program to bring free coronavirus testing to the Black community. But it’s hardly the first time in her life she’s stepped up.
As the nation reckons with its racist past, we wanted to know what Philadelphia’s Black community would consider real, substantive progress and change.
What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Should Provide Opportunity and Safety for Our Children
Keir Bradford-Grey on the need for more investment in public schools and on how the justice system limits possibilities for youth in the Black community.
Megan Malachi on the need to disband the police, institute community-led models of public safety and pay reparations.
What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Should Feature Public Art That Reflects the Community
Cathy Harris of Mural Arts on the importance of empowering Black artists and giving people a say in how they are represented.
State Rep. Jordan Harris on channeling the energy of Black Lives Matter protests into a collaborative political wave.
Erica Wilkins on the importance of training therapists to treat the wounds of racial trauma.
Gabriel Bryant on the need for the Black community to have ownership of all the systems and institutions that impact it.
Pastor Leslie D. Callahan on Philly as a hub of religious innovation and seeing Blackness as the gift and promise of Philadelphia.
What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Shouldn’t Be a Choice Between Facing Racism or Transphobia
Roberto Thornton on the need for Philadelphia to be welcoming of all.
They’ve kept our grocery stores stocked, they’ve delivered our takeout, and they’ve helped us hold it all together.
Whether they’re helping patients who are sick or homing in on a vaccine, let’s hear it for the scientists.
They already put themselves on the line. Then came a catastrophe.
They’ve marched in Center City and South Philly, on 52nd Street and in Fishtown. And they’re changing the world.
Public health officials are having a moment, and Pennsylvania’s own has offered a steady, composed, data-driven approach in a time when others have peddled panic and false hope.
On his new eponymous weekend show, the journalist is interviewing frontline power players and interacting with frontline protesters on the streets.
The author of The Palestinian Table shares the things and places she loves the most.
Here’s what to expect from the housing market in the city and suburbs amid a rocky economy.
Three Graces Coffee Co. is bright and beautiful. And it opened in the middle of a pandemic.
The City Controller talks about the game you can’t beat her at and the importance of leadership in a crisis.