By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Guest Commentary: Rittenhouse Row is the Exception that Proves the Rule

A national retail expert and futurist visited Philadelphia to check out our premier shopping district. This is what he learned

By Michael Berne

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club Banning The Poet X

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member speaks with National Young Person’s Poet Laureate Elizabeth Acevedo about young women learning the art of self-expression against the grain of faith and family

By Ali Velshi

Anuj Gupta Wants Your Immigrants. Now.

Amid a toxic political environment, the new CEO of Philadelphia’s Welcoming Center is urging leaders throughout the state to recognize the importance of wooing immigrants — before it’s too late

By Malcolm Burnley

John Fry and the City

The appointment of Philadelphia’s preeminent change maker to lead Temple University has the potential to disrupt Philadelphia’s status quo — an outcome rooted in the eloquent example of his unlikely hero

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Treat Kids in the Juvenile Justice System as … Kids

Two Philadelphia women incarcerated in their mid-teens ask for support for comprehensive juvenile justice reform bill that has lingered too long in Harrisburg

By Aqilah David and Alexandria Rivera

How To Really Run A City: A Special Episode on Citizenship

In the latest episode our podcast, former mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and Kasim Reed of Atlanta revisit past guests for a reminder about what really matters in America today

DEI on the Schuylkill

This month’s U.S. Olympic rowing team looks how the sport has always looked: entirely White. Three accessible rowing camps in Philly are looking to change that

By Lauren McCutcheon