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Philly, We’re Officially Living in an Apartheid State

Since moving to Philadelphia nearly a decade ago, I’ve never understood why people have embraced the term “majority-minority” as a way of describing the city. […]

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Two Attic Youth Center Leaders Suspended Following Discrimination Allegations

On Tuesday, the board of directors of the Attic Youth Center suspended longtime executive director Carrie Jacobs and director of programs and operations Christina Santos while […]

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Your Broad Street Run Training Plan for Running a 10-Miler in 10 Weeks

If you’re reading this, that means you’re one of the lucky ones — those who got the email telling them they’d made it into this […]

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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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This Philly Woman Is Fighting How Black People Are Portrayed in Horror Films

This week, the fascinating documentary Horror Noire premieres on Shudder, the streaming service from AMC Network. Horror Noire, which this Forbes review calls a “must-see […]

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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 […]

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The Broad Street Run Lottery Opens Today

We know most of you probably don’t even want to think about running right now. (The number of times we’ve heard lifelong Philadelphians say, “It […]

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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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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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LGBTQ&A: Kay Martinez

Kay Martinez is Mazzoni Center’s first Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). We chat with the queer Afro-latinx nonprofit leader on their Boston roots, […]

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Why Isn’t Philly Ready to Elect a Radically Progressive Black Candidate?

For the last two primary election cycles, I’ve felt conflicted over the victories of progressive candidates. In one sense, I’ve become more optimistic about the future of […]

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Carrying Naloxone While Black: When Saving a Life Could Cost Me My Own

Not all Good Samaritans are seen the same way. A few summers ago, high temperatures caused a wave of heat-related illnesses and deaths across Philadelphia. I was […]

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UPDATE: Penn Law Dean Relieves Controversial Professor of Some Teaching Duties

UPDATE, 3/13, 6:30 p.m.: Late Tuesday afternoon, Theodore Ruger, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, informed students and faculty by email that […]

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How Racial Bias Is Skewing the Gun Control Debate

Fact: If Black people were to legally purchase assault rifles en masse this week, gun control would come up for a vote next week. That’s […]

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Register for This Fun Relay Race Along the Schuylkill River Trail

Well, folks, the Schuylkill River Relay & 50K is back for another year of competition with your best running buddies. This year, the 50-kilometer race […]