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The Philly MLK Day Luncheon That Would Have Dr. King Rolling in His Grave

“The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

City Life

Longtime Social Justice Activist Erika Almirón Announces City Council Bid

Erika Almirón, a social justice activist, announced on Monday her bid for an at-large seat on Philadelphia City Council. Almirón says she is running on a progressive platform […]

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This 26-Year-Old Latino Biologist Wants to Become Philly’s First Gay Councilman

Adrian Rivera-Reyes, a Penn grad and labor organizer, announced on Wednesday his bid for an at-large seat on Philadelphia City Council. Rivera-Reyes says he is […]

City Life

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 […]

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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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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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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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Sherrie Cohen Announces New City Council Run, This Time With a “Movement”

As candidates being to emerge for next spring’s Democratic primary for City Council, a familiar face is making a return. Social justice activist and political scion […]

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What Happens When a Millennial Candidate Bucks Philly’s Democratic Machine?

For the first time since moving to Philadelphia, Alex Deering isn’t working on a political campaign. While many of his former colleagues were hosting last-minute […]

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City Council Should Ban Cashless Stores, Because Philly Can’t Afford Them

City Council has finally produced a practical idea this year that simultaneously looks out for the poor and makes life easier for the rest of […]

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Philly-Area Media Chain Tells Readers: Don’t Vote for a Single Republican

With the most contentious midterm elections in memory coming up in a matter of days, news publications across the country are publishing their endorsements of […]

City Life

Other Cities Are Syncing Up Federal and Municipal Elections. Philly Should, Too.

Ask most political observers to name an upshot of the 2016 election, and you’ll likely get a version of this: The politically polarizing Trump Era […]

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Clintons Set Philly Stop, Hope People Care After Michelle Obama Tour

One might call it the Discount Democrats Tour. While face-value tickets for Michelle Obama’s Philadelphia stop in November top out at a whopping $2,000, you […]

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Anti-Trump Protests Have Become A Huge Joke

On Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of Philadelphians caused traffic, wore costumes, made lots of noise, and carried colorful signs across Center City. No, it wasn’t a […]

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“W. Wilson Goode, Sr. Way” Is Another Rizzo Statue in the Making

On Friday, locals will gather on the 2400 block of North 59th Street to celebrate its transformation into W. Wilson Goode Sr. Way, a City Council–approved […]