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The Fact That a Black Mummer Played Jay-Z Isn’t Better. It’s Worse.

On New Year’s Day, costumed Philadelphians made their way down Broad Street for the 119th installment of the Mummers Parade. The flashy looks and funky […]

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After Latest Mummers Controversy, Kenney Has to Pick a Side on Racism

New Year’s Day was confirmation that Philadelphia is still a racist city that revels in its polarization. The Mummers Parade, the predominantly white cultural phenomenon […]

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Mummer Accused of Playing Jay-Z in Blackface Is, in Fact, Black

On Tuesday, as the Mummers Parade festivities were moving from your television screen to drunken celebrations down on Two Street, a scandal began unfolding involving […]

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WATCH: Jason Kelce Marches With the Mummers

If you missed Jason Kelce’s debut Mummers march on Sunday, don’t worry: You can catch it here. The Super Bowl champion lineman became an official […]

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Jason Kelce to March With Mummers This Weekend In Manayunk

If you thought All-Pro Eagles center Jason Kelce was simply entertaining the masses when he donned a Mummers suit for the team’s victory lap up […]

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Please Enjoy This Adorable Mummers Parade Proposal

To say that the Mummers Parade is a big deal here in Philadelphia would be a serious understatement. For long-time Mummers fan Deirdre Cosgrove, the […]

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The So, So Cold 2018 Mummers Parade

In a twist on the old hopeful adage, we’ve been hearing the phrase “New Year, Same Me” uttered a lot lately to describe the spirit […]

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Mummers Voted Top Holiday Parade in the Country

Beating out festive juggernauts like the Reston, Virginia, Holiday Parade and an illuminated boat show sponsored by a Florida casino, Philadelphia’s famed (and often controversial) […]

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Hey, Who Left This Canoe on Market Street?

It’s now January 3rd, and the holidays are behind us. The city, empty yesterday, has now returned to its usual hustle and bustle. January 1st […]

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Want to Solve the Mummers’ Diversity Problem? Just Call It “The White Heritage Parade”

It’s a new year, and the older I get, the more I have begun to realize that some stuff won’t change because it really doesn’t […]

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Five Ways to Help the Mummers Not Suck

During the televised broadcast of this year’s Mummers Parade, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said that he wants the parade to go from the “regional attraction” […]

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Meet the Woman Inside the Giant Poop at the Mummers Parade

We had the Mummers Parade on all day at my house on Sunday, from the lousy acts at the beginning all the way through the […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Wawa Welcome America Parade to Have First LGBT Float

The LGBT float for the Wawa Welcome Forth of July Parade will include Mummers, local drag queens, and community leaders. It’s been roughly 10 years […]

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Mummers String Band Launches GoFundMe for New Home

It’s been years since the Overbrook String Band has had a permanent home, but the historic Mummers group is trying to change that with a […]

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How to Deal With the Mummers: 4 Steps Inspired by Your Racist Aunt on Facebook

If you believe the Mummers, things will be different next year. In a press release issued Sunday, parade organizers condemned this year’s antics — including […]