George Floyd Protests

City Life

Political Scientist Daniel Q. Gillion on What Makes Protest Movements Effective

How does a protest movement translate demands into political action? This is a relevant question for the millions of Americans who have spent the past […]

wawa, which is asking customers to pay with cards or exact change due to national coin shortage
City Life

National Coin Crisis Comes to Your Neighborhood Wawa

A roundup of Philly news. National Coin Shortage Hits Wawa Of all of the consequences of COVID-19, I have to say that one I didn’t […]

the FBI says this photo shows Lore Blumenthal lighting a Philadelphia police car on fire during a George Floyd protest
City Life

The Feds Are Playing Hardball With Accused Arsonist Lore Blumenthal

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. The Feds Want to Keep Lore Blumenthal […]

philadelphia police using tear gas on protesters, who are filing a lawsuit over the use of tear gas
City Life

Philly Lawyers Prepping Massive Lawsuit Against City Over Tear Gas and Other Incidents

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Philly Lawyers Prepping Massive Lawsuit Against City […]

City Life

Yesterday’s Police Press Conference Wasn’t Accountability. It Was Crisis P.R.

When the Philadelphia Police Department tear-gassed protesters on the I-676 highway on June 1st, the third day of demonstrations in Philadelphia over the death of […]

Be Well Philly

This Philly Activist Group Is Hosting Daily Yoga and Meditation for the Local Black Community

After two weeks of anti-racism protests sweeping the nation, one local activist organization is using wellness to advocate for racial justice. Spirits Up! is a […]

George Smith and Austayne Brown, cousins who drove all the way from Philadelphia to Texas for the George Floyd funeral
City Life

These Men Drove All the Way from Philly to Texas for the George Floyd Funeral

After video emerged of a Minneapolis police officer killing George Floyd with a knee on his neck and as mass protests spread around the country, […]

police reform
City Life

Here’s What’s in Mayor Kenney’s Police Reform Proposal — and What Local Activists Think About It

The past two weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd — among the most sustained and widespread mass demonstrations in American history — […]

City Life

Black-Owned Businesses That Were Damaged and Looted — and How You Can Support Them

Given the fact that just 2.5 percent of Philly businesses are black-owned, the fact that the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately affecting black people, and the […]

City Life

Michael Nutter’s Powerful Response to the Police Killings of Black Americans

When, America, when? When, America, will you get tired of kneeling on the necks of the Black people you captured and brought here for your […]

Joseph Bologna
City Life

Philly Police Union Doubles Down, Selling Shirts in Support of Cop Charged With Assaulting Protester

Update: Philly police just released more information about the Joseph Bologna arrest. Click here for the full update. A roundup of Philly news. This post […]

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 […]

hungry pigeon chef scott schroeder who faces backlash over "black america" comments
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Hungry Pigeon Chef Scott Schroeder In Hot Water Over “Black America” Comments

Hungry Pigeon chef Scott Schroeder has a reputation for being the kind of person who speaks his mind on social media. And now Schroeder finds […]

workers removing the frank rizzo statue in philadelphia overnight
City Life

Good Riddance: The Frank Rizzo Statue Has Been Removed

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. The Frank Rizzo Statue Is Gone There […]

white men with bats "patrol" Fishtown during Philly riots and protests
City Life

White Men With Bats, Bombed ATMs, and an Alleged Looter Killed at South Philly Gun Store

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Bombed Out ATMs, White Men With Bats, […]