A year ago Philadelphia decriminalized marijuana, though the main actors in that historical moment—the mayor and a City Councilman—have vastly differing views of the plant itself.
Two black Philadelphia journalists met for the first time and interviewed each other, creating a magical moment for black journalism history.
To focus at this moment solely on Philadelphia Magazine and their cover photo would be to deny the existence of true injustice within the City’s media ecosystem. — The gist of a question posed last night at the Monitoring Hollywood event convened by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, was why race is always talked […]
In roughly three weeks, a San Diego basketball court will be used as a stage to premiere a play about police violence written by a Philadelphia-born actor.
At a rally in memory of Ms. Natasha McKenna and other women killed by police or while in their custody, activists demanded, among many things, expanded funding for mental health first responders. — Seconds before Philadelphia Police Commissioner, Mr. Charles Ramsey, was interrupted by activists while giving a lecture early this month at Eastern State […]
A nearly decade-old drumset has a rich Philadelphia history, one that includes being a part of a keynote speech. — It was 2006 when I acquired a small, blonde maple jazz drumset for less than two hundred dollars, it made the perfect travel kit, as that period of my life was consumed with playing drums […]
A Philadelphia free-thinker, drawn to the stories of Mr. Mumia Abu-Jamal and Mr. Russell Shoatz, built a production anchored in their sentiments.
Black and brown boys like Ahmed Mohamed, who receive harsher discipline than non-minority students for common actions and behaviors, need to be celebrated when they achieve so that they’ll continue to do so.
Re-established four years ago today, The Mayor’s Commission on African-American Males has no major accomplishment to tout but has received a pledge from the democratic nominee for Mayor of Philadelphia to extend the executive order and in City Council is a bill that could lead to its permanency.
Dr. Ben Carson, like the Tom archetype he embodies, appears anti-rebellious and indifferent to the type of racism that sparked Ferguson’s uprising.
From trivialization to criminalization: the black body, the white media and the pattern of persecution.
The statue, while appreciated and overdue, represents a clear inequality in the visibility of black history through public sculptures in Philadelphia.
Black Lives Matter activists have shed the cartoonish image of black activism and introduced a campaign full of grit.
Philadelphia activist, Asa Khalif, supports Pennsylvania church that came under fire for their #BlackLivesMatter sign.
One Presidential candidate shamed a movement, another offered to serve the jail time of a religious martyr and a Governor praised stop-and-frisk.
To rid politics of big money, a Harvard Law School professor is running for president, and if successful, he’ll resign.