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City Life

What the Uvalde, Buffalo and Even Philly Shootings Have in Common

I’m not going to lie — it feels exhausting to have to write this. Last week, 10 Black people were murdered by an armed gunman […]

City Life

Q&A: Popular NPR Host Gene Demby Talks Wawa, the Sixers, and Growing Up In South Philly

The last year was a big one for South Philly son Gene Demby. His critically-acclaimed NPR podcast Code Switch became a radio show as well. […]

Be Well Philly

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

Cory Smith, a Philadelphia-based running coach, shares his expert advice for Blue Cross Broad Street Run as an American Cancer Society DetermiNation running coach; founder […]

City Life

Your Company Is Celebrating Black History Month All Wrong. Here’s How to Do It Right.

It’s that time of the year: Black History Month, a.k.a. the month when America loves (or at least pretends) to showcase Black excellence. My views […]

City Life

The Pandemic Will End. Our Respect for Service Workers Should Not

Last weekend, my fiancé and I went to the movies together for the first time since the pandemic started. From the time we began dating, […]

City Life

Vaxathon Reveals There’s More to the Narrative About Black Americans and the COVID Vaccine

As the saying goes: If you build it, they will come — and last weekend, with its 24-hour “Vaxathon,” the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium built […]

City Life

I Took a COVID-19 Vaccine Selfie. Then the Questions Came Pouring In.

On Saturday, I walked into Deliverance Church in North Philly and got my first of two injections of COVID-19 vaccine. A few days earlier, I […]

City Life

Yes, Biden Won. Now Can We Talk About How His Campaign Nearly Blew It in Philly?

After four years of anguish and anticipation, I can now finally say this in full confidence: Donald J. Trump, you’re fired. Joe Biden, a son […]

City Life

White Democrats, It’s Time for You to Get Your People to Vote

As the Democratic National Convention finally takes off, Black voters are infighting more than ever. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s pick of California Senator Kamala […]

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City Life

This Philadelphia Newspaper Is Forcing Its Employees to Work from the Office During COVID-19

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Philadelphia Tribune Bans Employees from Working Remotely […]

NextHealth PHL

Black Scientists Still Face an Uphill Battle in Securing NIH Research Grants

Research is at the foundation of all sound medical knowledge. It enables scientists to develop and test the efficacy of medicines and treatments, and it […]

City Life

Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black Business Owners in the Arts

“Meet the 2.5 Percent” is a bi-weekly series that features stories from entrepreneurs and business owners working to recover from COVID-19, as well as damage […]

City Life

Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black Business Owners in Food Service

“Meet the 2.5 Percent” is a bi-weekly series that features stories from entrepreneurs and business owners working to recover from COVID-19, as well as damage […]

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 […]

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City Life

Let’s Talk About Race: Resources for White Philadelphians Who Are Ready to Actually Do Something About Racism and Anti-Blackness

Whether you’ve taken to the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers who now face murder charges, posted all your […]