Guest Commentary: “Touch the Bones,” a Black History Lesson
A philosophy professor, lawyer, and WURD regular warns against embracing distorted histories of African American leaders and activists
Tired of the Slog of American Gun Violence?
If you’re feeling hopeless and helpless once again after the Kansas City Super Bowl parade shooting, take heart. There are things you can do to make change, here and now
Citizen of the Week: Barbara Greenspan Shaiman
For 25 years, the Champions of Caring founder helped mentor more than 10,000 youth in how to create social change. Now she’s spreading her do-good message to Philadelphians of all ages
Will the push to unionize small local coffee shops in Philly signal the death knell of the neighborhood cafe?
The War in University City
While student protestors and bullying Trustees at Penn continue shedding far more heat than light, there’s a different story at neighbor Drexel. Why?
Big Rube’s Philly: Brielle Kimmins, AKA AprilFoolChild
The chef / photographer reconnects with an old muse, and finds a kindred spirit — a fellow artist and polymath with deep Philly roots and an eye for what’s next
MLK and the Limitless Legacy of Hope
Hope may be infinite, as the Civil Rights icon told us. But it requires action
King Day of Service in Philly — Where to Go, What to Do
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a perfect opportunity to engage with other Philadelphia citizens on civic projects that matter. Volunteer. Visit a museum. Build peace