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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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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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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 […]

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White Gay Male Business Owners Aren’t a Vulnerable Minority in Philly

Here’s a blunt fact: When it comes to business ownership, white gay men in Philadelphia are not vulnerable minorities. They are not collectively marginalized by […]

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Pulitzer/Oprah-Approved Writer Colson Whitehead Speaks for Free at UPenn

After years as toiling away as a “beloved but kinda underappreciated” Genius-granted author, Colson Whitehead reached superstar status last year with the best-selling The Underground […]

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OPINION: The City Tolerates the FOP’s Lack of Respect for Black Lives

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” […]

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OPINION: White People, Only You Can Stop the Next Charlottesville

The moment I came out of the womb, I already had two strikes against me: being black and gay in a nation that continues to […]

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OPINION: Why I’m Giving Up on “Allies”

During this tumultuous political climate, no quote resonates with me more than this one from the late Black Panther Party leader Eldridge Cleaver: “There is […]

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LGBTQ&A: Alex Deering

Alex Deering is a Democratic committee member in Philadelphia’s 16th Ward, Division 6. We spoke with the rising civic leader about his political aspirations and […]

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OPINION: Single-Identity Social Justice Is No Justice at All

“There’s a gay Trump supporter in Philly,” a close friend of mine texted me on the last weekend in February. “Really? That doesn’t make sense,” […]

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OPINION: We Can No Longer “Agree to Disagree” About White Privilege in America

As the hand-me-down celebration known as Black History Month settles, I’m reminded of the legacy of my ancestors and the inheritance that has historically been […]

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Donald Trump Is the President America Deserves

Another day, another insult from president-elect Donald Trump. As you have no doubt heard, on the eve of MLK weekend Trump took to attacking the […]

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Cheltenham Teacher Suspended for Alleged Racial Remarks

Cheltenham High School has suspended a teacher who reportedly told her students to “stop bitching about being black” while discussing election results.