The Citizen Recommends: Lessons from Ukraine with Ali Velshi

The MSNBC anchor, back from weeks on the frontlines of war with Russia, will talk with an audience about the horrors and bravery he witnessed — and what we can learn from his experience

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Who will step up to respond to our city’s mental health crisis?

The president of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha challenges local partners to join their efforts to address escalating depression and anxiety in Philly’s marginalized neighborhoods

By Nilda Ruiz and Dr. Hector Colon-Rivera

Fun Things to Do in Philly Over Memorial Day Weekend

Block parties, concerts, two fireworks shows and more kick off an exciting and much needed long Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia

By Josh Middleton

What To Do About School Shootings

The murder of 19 young children in Texas this week is a reminder of the violence children experience in America everyday — in and out of schools. Here, some ways to help

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Two Years Later, You Can Still Help Enact Racial Justice

More than 400 Black Americans have died at the hands of police since George Floyd's murder on this day in 2020. What can we do? Plenty.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Why We Must Fight Classroom Censorship

A long-time college president recommends ways to affirm democracy — through libraries and schools — in these troubled times

By Elaine Maimon

Ideas We Should Steal: Fight City Gun Violence with Better Street Design

One Portland neighborhood reduced gun violence 60 percent by changing traffic patterns and reviving a park. Philly could do that, right?

By Courtney DuChene

LISTEN: What was on the Ballot Last Week? Democracy

Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi explains what it means to have one political party actively fighting against democracy. Pennsylvania is held to the light.

By Ali Velshi