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Mayor Kenney’s recent decision to promote Tumar Alexander to acting managing director continues an annoying pattern in which Black people are summoned in times of political desperation.
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.
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.
Rebecca Rhynhart on Her Political Aspirations and the One Book Everyone Should Read
The City Controller talks about the game you can’t beat her at and the importance of leadership in a crisis.
Best Thing This Week: Ballard Spahr’s Racial Justice and Equality Initiative
The Philly firm will put the power of its 250-person litigation team to work for racial justice … for free
Indoor Dining Still Not Coming Back Yet, Says Farley
We can’t say we’re all that disappointed by the news. Plus: Parents don’t want to send their kids back to Philly public schools, and why a convicted Abscam politician has caught the attention of the feds yet again.
5 Shaded Walks to Get Away From Philly’s Summer Heat
Staying inside isn’t the only option to enjoy the dog days of summer.
We Sat Through (Most of) the Art Commission’s Five-Hour Columbus Statue Zoom Call
Competing sets of facts, allegations of survey fraud, and testimony from no fewer than two disgraced Philly politicians.
City Council Eyes a New Homelessness Solution: Tiny Homes
Plus: The cops fired for racist Facebook posts can’t even file a lawsuit protesting their termination without being racist.
The Delaware River Will Be Home to Three New Open Air Restaurants
Race Street Pier, Cherry Street Pier and Spruce Street Harbor Park are now host to three new open-air concepts from FCM Hospitality.
Yowie Is Expanding With a One-of-a-Kind Space for Creatives to Shop, Work and Stay
The brand, helmed by Shannon Maldonado, is fund-raising for the first co-working space of its kind, complete with a test kitchen, a storefront and a boutique hotel.
This Coronavirus Wedding Is Filled With Great Ideas to Steal
The couple did a digital countdown, polls, videos, Q&As and live-streamed their ceremony.
6 Places to Find Canoes, Kayaks, and Pedal Boats Around Philadelphia
Here’s to a season spent on the water.
Six Boozy Frozen Drinks To Get You Through This Heat Wave and the Rest of the Summer
We don’t need to tell you that it’s hot, but we do need to tell you where to get the frosty cocktails that will make you forget all about the heat.
Driving on the Turnpike Is Going to Get Much More Expensive (For Some)
Plus: Attorney General Josh Shapiro has threats of his own for the federal government, and Citizens Bank Park is opening back up to the public … for concerts.