interboro school district board treasurer christine alonso at black lives matter protest in ridley
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School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

But one board member is publicly calling for Alonso’s resignation after her appearance at a counter demonstration to a Black Lives Matter protest in Delco.


Q&A

A Philly Trashman on Picking Up Your Garbage in the Middle of a Pandemic

Opinion

Owens: I’m Tired of Black Leaders Being Brought in to Clean Up White People’s Messes

Best of Philly 2020: City Life
BEST OF PHILLY

Best of Philly 2020: City Life

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Who Was the Real Christopher Columbus?

The debate surrounding the statue in South Philly has lacked a key ingredient: factual coherence. So we enlisted Matthew Restall, a Penn State professor of Latin American history, to help us sort fact from fiction.

Opinion

What a College Trip to Israel Taught Me About Racism and Anti-Semitism

Recent controversies involving Black public figures and anti-Semitism show how a lack of intersectionality in combating such bigotry has furthered its vitriol.

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine, who just responded to some of the transphobia against her
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Rachel Levine Has Had Enough of Your Transphobic Bullshit

Plus: One of Larry Krasner’s biggest friends comes out against him.

a patch of the pennsylvania state police's liquor control enforcement arm and a bartender pouring drinks
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State Liquor Police Have Visited Philly Area Bars More Than 5,000 Times In July

But they’re not exactly issuing a lot of citations for COVID violations.

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Metro Corp Announces Restructuring Plan

Changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Philly Mag Unveils New All-In-One Subscription Offering

The magazine’s “all-access” subscription will cost $4.99 per month


Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.


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Here’s the Latest On the Four Cop Cars Set On Fire In Philly Last Night

Plus: South Jersey gym owners finally arrested for illegal reopening. And so much for the start of MLB.

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8 Prominent Philadelphians on What Being Black in Philly Should Look Like

As the nation reckons with its racist past, we wanted to know what Philadelphia’s Black community would consider real, substantive progress and change.

Keir Bradford-Grey
Opinion

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
Opinion

What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Should Look Like the Abolition of White Supremacy

Megan Malachi on the need to disband the police, institute community-led models of public safety and pay reparations.

Cathy Harris
Opinion

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.

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Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.


Jordan A. Harris
Opinion

What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Should Look Like Real Policy Change

State Rep. Jordan Harris on channeling the energy of Black Lives Matter protests into a collaborative political wave.

Erica Wilkins
Opinion

What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Should Be Empowered and Equipped to Heal

Erica Wilkins on the importance of training therapists to treat the wounds of racial trauma.

Gabriel Bryant
Opinion

What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Should Look Like Ownership and Economic Justice

Gabriel Bryant on the need for the Black community to have ownership of all the systems and institutions that impact it.

Leslie D. Callahan
Opinion

What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Should Embrace Spiritual Diversity and Model Equity

Pastor Leslie D. Callahan on Philly as a hub of religious innovation and seeing Blackness as the gift and promise of Philadelphia.

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