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City Life

Why Are 42 Percent of Black Voters Still Undecided on Philly’s Next Mayor?

With just a month to go until the city’s Democratic primary, there’s still a sense of uncertainty surrounding who will become Philly’s next mayor. In previous […]

City Life

From Starbucks to Cease-and-Desist: The Implosion of a Philly Racial Justice Org

Four years ago, on April 12, 2018, Melissa DePino and Michelle Saahene first met under uncomfortable circumstances. They were both at the Rittenhouse Starbucks when […]

City Life

The Inquirer’s Attempt at a Buzzy Anti-Racist Apology Failed. It Didn’t Have To.

If there was ever a case study on what not to do in diversity, equity and inclusion work — last week’s epic fail at the […]

City Life

Your Company Is Celebrating Black History Month All Wrong. Here’s How to Do It Right.

It’s that time of the year: Black History Month, a.k.a. the month when America loves (or at least pretends) to showcase Black excellence. My views […]

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Meet the Woman Who’s Driving Diversity in Comcast’s Programming

As studios and streaming services grapple with creating authentic diversity, representation and inclusion in television, Keesha Boyd is leading the way at one of the […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]