The Citizen Recommends: Women Build It

The next in our Development … for Good series explores how a city designed by and for women could transform Philadelphia

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The 2024 Rad Awards

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

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

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

The Great School Vouchers Debate

Progressive Councilmembers Thomas, Gauthier, O'Rourke and Brooks protested them. Jay-Z begged to differ. And Mayor Parker tried to bring folks together. Who’s got students’ backs? A week on the frontlines of the school choice wars

By Larry Platt

Listen / Watch: How to Really … Run Against Donald Trump

In the latest episode of How To Really Run a City, former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and former Philly Mayor Michael Nutter talk with bestselling author and public intellectual Michael Eric Dyson, who has some advice for President Biden

By J.P. Romney

Guest Commentary: “We Are Without Leaders”

A legendary University of the Arts professor weighs in with the lessons learned from the institution’s sudden closing last week after 150 years

By Neil Kleinman

RECAP: Let’s Save Democracy … Again!

The Citizen teamed up with Changing the Conversation to train volunteers on the power of deep canvassing — to boost voter turnout ahead of the 2024 presidential election

By Malcolm Burnley, Sarah Gross and Alexandra Katzen