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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

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

“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 […]

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City Life

Jacqueline McBride Is White Privilege Personified

Let’s just get this out of the way: If Jacqueline McBride were black, you wouldn’t be reading this op-ed about our societal fascination with the […]

City Life

Of Course Black People Will Be Hit Especially Hard by Philly’s Coronavirus Pandemic

There’s an old saying in the black community that sums up the current socioeconomic disparities within the coronavirus pandemic: “When white folks catch a cold, […]

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 of Run Your […]

Be Well Philly

Get Ready: The Broad Street Run Lottery Opens This Saturday

We know most of you probably don’t even want to think about running right now, but it is indeed that time of year again — […]

City Life

Want Philly to Stop Being Written Off as “Killadelphia”? Get Serious About Poverty.

From Friday through Sunday this Father’s Day weekend, there were 22 shootings, 32 victims, and six homicides in Philadelphia. Amid these multiple tragedies, more Philadelphians […]

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Only 2.5 Percent of Philly Businesses Are Black-Owned. The City Must Act.

In recent years, there’s been a lot of discussion about how Black millennials might be able to close the generational wealth gap in our community. […]

City Life

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. […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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Be Well Philly

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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City Life

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 […]