Your February good (Philadelphia) Citizen calendar

The dates you need to make this year your civic best

By Lauren McCutcheon

Citizen of the Week: Hillary Do of Philly BOLT

The founder of Philly BOLT believes the key to transforming communities lies in trusting the people who live there to lead the way

By Jessica Blatt Press

Can We Just Rename Taney Street, Already?

A dedicated group of citizens has spent three years trying to change the name of the tiny Philadelphia street that honors a big non-Philadelphian racist. Why won’t their Councilmembers let it happen?

By Lauren McCutcheon

What Has Happened to Activism?

What do the proposed Sixers arena, UC Townhomes, the selling off of county water and sewer systems, and protests of the Bellwether District have in common? Opposition that is shrill and uncivil. Is the art of persuasion dead?

By Larry Platt

Business for Good: Grant Blvd + Blk Ivy

The B Corps fashion brand loved by Beyoncé is launching a men’s clothing line and a vintage clothing store, Blk Ivy, dedicated to Civil Rights era fashion, music, books— and activism

By Courtney DuChene

“I. Am. The. Dream.”

Thousands of Philadelphians participated in volunteer work on Monday for MLK Day of Service. Here’s a look at some of them.

By Stella Ragas and Theo Wyss-Flamm

MLK and The Jews

Listen up, Kanye, Kyrie, et al: Dr. King answered you, beautifully, in a 1958 Miami speech to the American Jewish Congress. We’d all — Black and White, Jew and Gentile — do well to heed the message today

By Martin Luther King Jr.

Things to Do on the King Day of Service in Philadelphia

MLK Day — the King Day of Service — is the perfect opportunity to engage with other Philadelphia citizens on civic projects that matter. So, Volunteer. And, attend a discussion, see a film, listen to live music …

By Lauren McCutcheon