The Citizen Recommends: Leon H. Sullivan Month

This October, Philadelphia celebrates what would have been the 100th birthday of the Nicetown-Tioga pastor and champion of global civil rights and Black entrepreneurship

By Karen J. Hamilton

Ideas We Should Steal: State Seal of Civic Engagement

Outraged that less than 50 percent of Americans can name the three branches of government? California and several other states are working to literally certify good citizenship for high school grads.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The West Philly Housing Crisis That Was Utterly Avoidable

The UC Townhomes fiasco features a wealthy, easy-to-blame institution; fact-challenged protestors; an elected official who may be in over her head, and a compromise solution everybody seems hell bent on ignoring

By Larry Platt

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club: The Satanic Verses

Salman Rushdie's friend and colleague Homi K. Bhabha steps in to speak with MSNBC host Ali Velshi about the true meaning of the controversial book

By Ali Velshi

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club with Margaret Atwood

The prolific, iconic author of "A Handmaid's Tale" speaks with the MSNBC anchor about the increasing threat of American autocracy

By Ali Velshi

10 Ways to Help Shelter Dogs and Cats in Philly

Volunteer, foster, donate goods, take a dog for a walk: simple, meaningful ways to help Philadelphia’s unhomed animal population

By Anna Patchefsky

Citizen of the Week: Rosalind Pichardo

The founder of Operation Save Our City also works in Temple's ER as a trauma victims' advocate, and has administered Narcan to 900 people in Kensington ...

By Christina Griffith

How a Community Fridge Built … a Community

Jane Ellis opened one of the city’s first community fridges at the start of Covid. Two years later, Germantown’s two free-to-all pantries testify to the power and promise of mutual aid

By Ethan Young