Summer in Philadelphia
From Pride through Made in America, the summer of 2022 invites Philly to join in
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
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
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
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.
Why We Must Fight Classroom Censorship
A long-time college president recommends ways to affirm democracy — through libraries and schools — in these troubled times
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?
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.
In the first of a partnership series, Root Quarterly's publisher profiles Philly-raised iconoclastic cultural critic John McWhorter, who braves the Twitter mob every day