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

By Timothy Golden

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

By Lauren McCutcheon

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

By Amanda DeJesus

Beyond Starbucks

Will the push to unionize small local coffee shops in Philly signal the death knell of the neighborhood cafe?

By Malcolm Burnley

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?

By Larry Platt

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

By Reuben Harley

MLK and the Limitless Legacy of Hope

Hope may be infinite, as the Civil Rights icon told us. But it requires action

By James Peterson

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

By Lauren McCutcheon