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Ernest Owens Named Philadelphia Magazine’s Newest Editor at Large

Award-winning journalist Ernest Owens has been named Philadelphia magazine’s newest editor at large, Metro Corp CEO Nick Fischer announced on Friday. Owens, 29, has covered […]

City Life

White People, I Still Don’t Believe You

“This shit reminds me of KONY 2012,” one of my friends told me over the phone when describing the latest rise in white people protesting against […]

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Stop Telling Black People the Mummers Parade Is Racist. Do Something About It.

Conversations surrounding blackface and the Mummers should feel like déjà vu to everyone by now. Last year, there was much outrage after the Mayor’s Office […]

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This Is What a Detox Juice Cleanse Is Really Like

Note: Our I Tried It series represents contributors’ accounts of individual experiences. Be Well Philly does not recommend or endorse these products or practices. We advise you to consult with a dietitian […]

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End of an Era: G Philly Says Farewell

While it is often said that all good things must come to an end, what is left out is that all great things must evolve. […]

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Defending Bill Cosby Does Nothing to Protect Black Men

On Tuesday afternoon, I, like the rest of America, was on the edge of my seat awaiting the conclusion of Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing. After […]

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The Real Trouble With Trigger Warnings

Trigger warning: The op-ed you’re about to read might make you feel uncomfortable about your privilege, upset at the troublesome society we live in, and […]

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I Could Have Been Michael White

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated that Michael White does not have a criminal record. According to court records, he was […]

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How the “Stand With Meek Mill” Movement Got Hijacked

What had the potential to become a powerful disruption to our justice system has become an all-star farce. On Monday, as fans and organizers united […]

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I Went to See Aunt Mary Pat Last Night. This Isn’t What Philly Drag Should Be.

This commentary has been updated. If Roseanne Barr were to perform in Fishtown, I suspect she would draw the same type of audience who showed up […]

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Think the Supreme Court Cake Ruling Is Bad? In Pa., It’s So Much Worse

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court disrupted what was beginning to be a joyful LGBTQ Pride month. In a 7-2 decision, the nation’s highest court […]

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OPINION: I Was Discriminated Against by American Airlines

Like most Americans, I hate the airport. But while many simply loathe the hustle and bustle of traveling, black passengers often experience racial profiling when we’re […]

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OPINION: Let’s Make History and Abolish Columbus Day in Philly

When news broke last month that Los Angeles was joining Seattle and Denver in removing Columbus Day from its city calendar, I looked to see what […]

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OPINION: “Stronger Together” Is Keeping Us Apart

If you give a damn about social justice issues in 2017, you most certainly have heard the phrase “stronger together.” And, most likely, your first […]

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A Black Face in a White Space: My Four Years at Penn

My first day of class at the University of Pennsylvania was an introduction unlike anything I could have predicted. It was my fourth day living […]