“So Much More Than Food”
A pair of Penn alums are partnering with a Grays Ferry community group to open a fresh food market that will provide healthy cooked meals to SNAP recipients. Might this revolutionize nutrition access?
The Citizen Recommends: Pardon Me
Shuja Moore’s short film about the benefits — to all of us — of pardons for returning citizens screens Monday in West Philly
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS: Robert Saleem Holbrook
The A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Social Justice Champion spent 27 years in prison before a Supreme Court ruling set him free. Now, he teaches about criminal justice at Penn and heads the Abolitionist Law Center
King’s Chester Years
In an excerpt from the bestselling King: A Life, the iconic moral leader attends Chester’s Crozer Theological Seminary, takes part in his first civil rights confrontation (in a Maple Shade, New Jersey bar!) and loses his heart … to a White woman
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
Saving Pennsylvania Moms
The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world – especially among Black women. State Representative Morgan Cephas is on a mission to change that
A Criminal Justice Success Story? Right here in Philly?
Since 2016, Philadelphia’s volunteer-based Safety and Justice Challenge Community Advisory Council has helped the City reduce its jail population and recidivism rates — while increasing equity. Here’s how they’ve done it