Guest Commentary: The Watermelon and the Flag in Our Upside-Down World

On waving symbols, extreme national distress and the regressive swing of the pendulum

By James Peterson

Listen: Ali Velshi on Women, Life, Freedom … In Iran.

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member discusses the renewed morality crackdown on women in Iran, where Mahsa Amini's tragic death inspired the Women, Life, Freedom movement

By Ali Velshi

The Citizen Recommends: The Return of Rad Girls!

The Citizen is partnering with the original rad girl, Leah Kauffman, to bring back her annual celebration of kickass Philadelphia women who are making this rad city even more rad for all

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Listen/Watch: Leadership In A Time of Protest

On the latest episode of How To Really Run A City, former mayors Michael Nutter and Kasim Reed catch up with Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. NEW this episode: Watch the conversation

By Larry Platt

Citizen of the Week: John Solomon of Endangered Kind

Lifelong North Philadelphian John Solomon uses his own experiences to help young people in his community escape the cycle of gun violence

By Norah Rami

Listen: Ali Velshi on South Africa’s Fight for Democracy

MSNBC host and Citizen board member Ali Velshi looks back at his parents' homeland and puts the struggle against South African apartheid in modern context

By Ali Velshi

Free Speech … or Pro-Terrorist?

Professors and local pols like progressive Councilmembers Gauthier, Brooks and O’Rourke say they want to support Penn students’ rights to peaceful protest. But does their support of Gaza encampments turn a moral blind eye?

By Larry Platt

Your 2024 Good (Philadelphia) Citizen Calendar

The dates you need and things to do in Philadelphia to make this year your civic best

By Lauren McCutcheon