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Coatesville Police Make Arrest for Racist, Anti-Semitic Vandalism

Coatesville police have arrested a suspect in connection to racist and anti-Semitic vandalism discovered in several locations in Chester County. George Rissell, 24, of Coatesville, was […]

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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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The Inquirer and Daily News Don’t Know How to Talk About Racism

As a black man in Philadelphia, telling me that racists exist in the city is like reminding me that oxygen is in the atmosphere. I […]

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PPD Investigating Noose Found in Rittenhouse

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating a noose that was discovered in Rittenhouse this morning. According […]

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OPINION: Complicity and the Gayborhood

Last Wednesday, June 14th, was just an odd day. Not only was it the birthday of our current president, but also a reminder that progress […]

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Off-Duty Cop Body-Slammed 14-Year-Old, Left Him With Skull Fracture, Says Family

At the start, it was just kids being kids. Around 5:45 p.m. on May 11th, Naji Tribble, a 14-year-old Brewerytown resident, and four friends stopped […]

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“It Was an Ambush”: Behind the Vote That Ousted Sharron Cooks as LGBT Commission Chair

The Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs, a 23-member advisory board announced in October 2016 after several intense months of revelations about racial discrimination in the […]

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Philly Actors Win Big at New York’s Prestigious Obie Awards

If your aspiration is to be a big Broadway star, then it is a Tony Award that you seek. But in New York’s world of […]

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The KKK Is Planning a Cross-Burning Rally in Lancaster This Weekend

A chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is planning to hold a cross-burning rally in Lancaster County this Saturday. The East Coast Knights of the True […]

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Former Employee Says She Was Racially Harassed at Main Line Wawa

A black woman from Bucks County has filed a federal lawsuit against the Media-based Wawa convenience stores, alleging that she was discriminated against and harassed […]


This New Podcast Will Change the Way You Think About Philly Teens

It seems that podcasts come and go from our cultural conversation. There’s no talk about them, and then something like Serial happens. Then they go […]

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Rittenhouse Apple Store Racially Profiles Black Customers, Says Former Employee

Every day, hundreds of people visit the Rittenhouse Square Apple Store on Walnut Street to check out new products, pick up an emergency charger, or […]

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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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Creating Change 2017 Is Finally Here: Our Recommended Events

More than 4,000 people will begin arriving in Center City on Wednesday for Creating Change 2017, the nation’s largest LGBTQ conference. The 29th-annual conference, presented […]

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Want to Solve the Mummers’ Diversity Problem? Just Call It “The White Heritage Parade”

It’s a new year, and the older I get, the more I have begun to realize that some stuff won’t change because it really doesn’t […]