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140 of Philly’s Hundred-Year-Old Citizens Partied With the Mayor at SugarHouse

In 1919, the average life expectancy at birth in the United States was just 55 years. But statistics are no match for good genes and […]

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Shake-Ups and Sure Bets: Four Major Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary

On Tuesday, empires fell, diversity flourished, and a new sheriff came to town. While some outcomes of the 2019 Democratic primary in Philadelphia were all […]


What I Learned at the Mayoral Debate From Philly’s “Super Voters”: Older Black Women

If you ask any political strategist to identify the most sought-after voting bloc within Democratic party at large right now, they will tell you older Black women […]


Kenney on Controller’s Voting Machine Objections: “I Don’t Know What Her Problem Is”

Mayor Jim Kenney has come out swinging in defense of the city’s looming purchase of more than $50 million worth of new voting machines that […]


Anthony Williams for Mayor

As political figures go, it’s hard not to like — or at least be bemused by — Jim Kenney. In contrast to so many politicians, […]

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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” […]


Let’s Hope Kenney’s Renewed Focus on Black Issues Isn’t Just Pandering (Again)

Diversity is the new Black. Over the weekend, Mayor Jim Kenney officially announced he was running for reelection in a two-minute video posted on social […]

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Mayor Kenney, Where Is the Call for Bobby Henon to Step Down?

As an experienced politician, Mayor Jim Kenney should know by now that when it comes to holding political figures accountable, consistency is the key to […]


Scenes From the Campaign Trail: That Time Jewell Williams Held a Ladies Night

“Jewell’s been having a bad day.” I had just arrived at Champagne Cafe, a lounge on East Chelten Avenue in North Philly, around 7:40 on […]


Mayor Kenney Announces New Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

At a City Hall press conference on Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jim Kenney announced a new set of initiatives aimed to curb gun violence in Philadelphia. The policy […]


Jim Kenney Is the Most Ambitious Mayor Philly Has Ever Had. Why Doesn’t Anyone Know That?

A few hours into a day with Jim Kenney this fall, feeling a little desperate, I go to Lou Mfum-Mensah, an assistant who guides the […]

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Black Clergy Soda Tax Criticism Leaves Wide Opening for a Kenney Challenger

In case you missed it, something epic happened last week that could possibly shake up next year’s mayoral race. On November 26th, 20 local Black clergy leaders […]

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The Looming DROP Apocalypse

He was the only son of the Big Bambino, but even that couldn’t save him from the political firestorm over DROP. Seven years ago, Frank […]

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The Mayor, the Rapist, and the Fear of the Sanctuary City

Last week, Mayor Jim Kenney became Public Enemy Number One of the anti-sanctuary city alt-right, Fox News, columnists like Stu Bykofsky, and even some generally […]


Kenney Must Be Dizzy From All the 180-Degree Turns He’s Pulling

“What the hell is going on in City Hall?” I yelled at my laptop last week. Like many socially conscious residents of the city, I […]