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City Life

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

We all know how the story goes: White person gets job that a Black person would have been better suited for. White person screws up […]

NextHealth PHL

The Shortage of Black Male Doctors Is Medicine’s Real Emergency

When Sean Brown decided to pursue a career in medicine, he expected to be one of a few black men in medical school — he […]

City Life

When It Comes to City Contracts in Philly, White Privilege Wins

A report released on Wednesday by the City Controller’s office reveals that the Kenney administration has a double standard when it comes to penalizing government […]

NextHealth PHL

The Science Center Just Tallied Its Complete Diversity Data for the First Time

The University City Science Center is strengthening diversity in the science, technology, engineering and math fields one investment at a time. The nonprofit quietly released […]

NextHealth PHL

Temple Is the Latest to Join a Nationwide Effort to Diversify Medical Research

Temple University recently announced a partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Pittsburgh to open an enrollment site for the All […]

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City Life

No Joke: Kenney Thinks “Overqualified” Black People Are Cause of City’s Diversity Woes

At a meeting of the African American Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Jim Kenney had his “I can see Russia from my house” […]

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City Life

Controller’s Office: Whites Are Overrepresented in Philadelphia’s City Workforce

City controller Rebecca Rhynhart released a report on Wednesday assessing diversity among the city-hired workforce. The main findings? White employees are overrepresented relative to Philadelphia’s overall population […]

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

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 […]

Business

Why Comcast Was Just Named One of the Country’s Best Workplaces for Diversity

Fortune just released its latest 100 Best Workplaces list, and, this time, the publication ranked the U.S. companies leading the way on diversity. Specifically, the […]

City Life

Mazzoni Center Board President Christopher Pope Resigns

Just weeks after the resignations of Mazzoni Center CEO Lydia Gonzales Sciarrino and COO Ron Powers, Mazzoni board president Christopher Pope has announced his own […]

Business

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Philly’s First Project NorthStar Conference

At the start of October, Philadelphia will host its first ever Project NorthStar conference, an endeavor that seeks to make equity and inclusion in the […]

Business

Philly Startup Community, Here’s Why You Should Take This Diversity and Inclusion Survey

Philadelphia’s startup community has ways to go on the diversity and inclusion front, and following last year’s various community gatherings around the issue, stakeholders have […]

City Life

Mazzoni Center Faces Backlash Over New CEO Hire

The Gayborhood nonprofit Mazzoni Center is facing renewed criticism by community members, staffers, and activists as new CEO/executive director Lydia Gonzales Sciarrino met frontline staff […]

Business

SXSW Day 3: 7 Ways Philly Can Become a Leader in Tech Diversity and Inclusion

A major theme hanging over SXSW this year was diversity and inclusion. After attending the conference last year, Mayor Kenney lamented how white SXSW was. […]