By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Citizen of the Week: Bigga Dre

A grassroots Black empowerment activist who has long flown under the mainstream radar is one of the reasons Juneteenth in Philly is the harmonious, artful and joyous celebration it is today

By Abigail Chang

Recognition Now

The Berman Museum opens an exhibition of Mexican photographer Enrique Bostelmann with a mission to include more people in fine art, and help ensure art’s survival

By Sarah Jordan

Ideas We Should Steal: Women Leading, Together

The 550 women executives in the 45-year-old Chicago Network are changing their city for the better — and creating opportunities for even more women leaders. There is no better moment for a similar effort in Philadelphia. (That’s also why we’re relaunching Rad Girls!)

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Quest to Raise Happier Kids

Why giving our city kids more freedom and independence is so vital … and how Philly, as a city, could help.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on Erasing Immigrant Stories

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member speaks with Laurence Yep about the immigrant experience in America and how important those stories are to our history

By Ali Velshi

PA’s Fair Funding Champion

Deborah Gordon Klehr oversaw the Education Law Center’s successful case mandating better funding of public schools throughout the state. But it’s her work outside the courtroom that has been indispensable for Pennsylvania students

By Malcolm Burnley

Fun Things to Do in Philly this Week and Weekend

Philadelphia is still full of Pride this week, plus we celebrate the Juneteenth holiday, kick off the Chinese Lantern Festival, spend a day at the Manayunk Art Festival plus visit parks citywide for family fun and activities

By Lauren McCutcheon and Christina Griffith