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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.
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.
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.
Rachel Levine Has Had Enough of Your Transphobic Bullshit
Plus: One of Larry Krasner’s biggest friends comes out against him.
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.
Metro Corp Announces Restructuring Plan
Changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Philly Mag Unveils New All-In-One Subscription Offering
The magazine’s “all-access” subscription will cost $4.99 per month
An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.