The Citizen Recommends: WURD Founder’s Day

This Friday, Pennsylvania’s only black-owned talk radio station will host a free, day-long celebration to honor the mission of its founder, Walter P. Lomax Jr.: to uplift Philly

By Jessica Press

Citizen of the Week: Stacey Trooskin

The infectious disease physician is leading the charge to make Philly the first city to eradicate Hepatitis C

By Jessica Press

The Citizen Recommends: Hidden Lives Illuminated

A series of films created by incarcerated men and women in Philly has a common thread: Humanity. See them at Eastern State Penitentiary this month

By Jessica Press

A Needed Lyft

The ride share company is offering $2.50 trips for some Philly residents in food deserts to help with a major hurdle to healthy eating: getting to grocery stores

By Jessica Press

Citizens of the Week: Gaye Harley and Jamie Powell

The Delaware hospital staffers are making sleeping mats and tote bags for the homeless—out of discarded operating room fabric

By Jessica Press

Event: Sara Lomax-Reese and Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

At a women’s happy hour on Wednesday, The Citizen’s Executive Editor and the President/CEO of WURD radio talked about women’s power—and obligation—to change Philly, and the world

By Jessica Press

The Citizen Updates: Women’s Community Revitalization Project

One year after the death of Jeremy Nowak—The Citizen’s visionary founding chairman—we check in with the first-ever grantee of the award named in his honor

By Jessica Press

Bringing The Music Back

Temple Contemporary’s Symphony for a Broken Orchestra project repaired and returned 1,000-plus musical instruments to Philly students. Now it’s spreading its mission nationally

By Jessica Press