Generation Change Philly: The Literary Activist

Few Philadelphians have had so seismic an impact in so short a time as Jeannine Cook, social justice activist and owner of Harriett’s Bookshop. And she’s just getting started

By Lauren McCutcheon

Art for Change: The Verse Healer

Next in our series with Forman Arts Initiative: Poet Trapeta B. Mayson, whose Healing Verse Poetry Line merges her two passions: poetry and mental health

By Morgan Nitz

Fun Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival, the Rittenhouse Spring Stroll, a cocktail party at Smith Memorial Playground and more fun things to do in Philly this weekend

By Josh Middleton

Art for Change: The Community Builder

Muralist Cesar Viveros, whose paintings are all over the city, has shifted his focus to activism and communion in the city’s Latino community

By Morgan Nitz

Spring in Philadelphia

Weekend block parties, street festivals, concerts, theater and more awesome things to look forward to this spring in Philadelphia

By Josh Middleton

Guest Commentary: Ya Fav Trashman’s (New) Big Idea

The anti-litter evangelist plans to donate a big portion of sales of his new children’s book to schools — in a very Ya Fav way

By Terrill Haigler

21 Black-Owned Businesses That Do Good

Shops, cafés, pizza and water ice joints, beauty boutiques, bookstores, and even an auto mechanic whose Black owners are committed to making our city better

By Amber Burns

The Citizen Recommends: “Black Talk, a Language Deferred”

Philadelphia photographer Danielle Morris, who will speak in University City Thursday, on her self-driven pursuit of fine art photography and the cultural reframing of Black speech

By Lauren McCutcheon