Arts, Culture and Brotherly Love

Gregory Walker’s Harlem Renaissance-style salons for The Brother’s Network invite Black men to celebrate their art, knowledge and greatness. Join them Friday for a book talk about race in America

By James Peterson

MLK and the Limitless Legacy of Hope

Hope may be infinite, as the Civil Rights icon told us. But it requires action

By James Peterson

Giving Thanks, Despite Everything

Why gratitude and gratefulness — beyond the “hegemonic holiday colonialism” — matters more than ever

By James Peterson

Resistance is a Garden

A Painted Bride project combines urban farming, art and education to empower Black and Brown Philadelphians to grow their own futures

By James Peterson

Seeing the Unseen

Through visual art and public gatherings, fashion designer Zarinah Lomax’s Apologues is telling the stories of our city’s trauma — and its survivors

By James Peterson

Quantum Hip Hop

Hip Hop culture officially turns 50 today. Here, a longtime fan and scholar commemorates the occasion with some...physics

By James Peterson

Our Bulletproof History

The monument President Biden established for Emmett Till and his mother is a loud rejoinder to those who would erase Black history — and Black humanity

By James Peterson

Critical Race Theatre

Former Roots Crew member Dice Raw first made his name chronicling his Philadelphia history through music. Now, as head of Philly’s legendary New Freedom Theatre, he’s telling the stories of Black Americans throughout all our history

By James Peterson