The Year In — Good Citizen — Sports
Win or lose on the field, Philadelphia athletes and teams continued to make us proud in 2023 with their extracurricular commitment to community.
Ideas We Should Steal: Help Everyone Be Like Shaq
A longtime university administrator helped the NBA superstar finish his college degree. Now, she urges Philly colleges to make it easy for less famous almost-grads to get their diplomas, too
Guest Commentary: The End of Affirmative Action and the Myth of the Self-Made Entrepreneur
The co-founder of AND 1 and the B Corp Movement on what the Supreme Court majority doesn’t seem to get: There’s such a thing as racism without racists
Dawn Staley for Sixers Coach
The North Philly native is a total badass on and off the court — which could be just what our almost-ran basketball team needs
How The Sixers Can Save The City
Sports teams can make or break a city’s soul. Wednesday night’s loss was a historic collapse, but there’s one way the Sixers can save us from our angst tonight in Atlanta
Citizen of the Week: Dr. Dan Taylor
The St. Christopher’s pediatrician is constantly finding new ways to uplift Philly youth. His latest endeavor: Need-a-Net Philly, a grassroots movement to repair basketball hoops—and restore dignity to neighborhoods.
Villanova For the Win!
With March Madness back on this year, we face a perennial dilemma: Can we be fans of winning games while also winning at education?
Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: “You Can’t Be Afraid of the Mess”
After last year’s Ideas We Should Steal Festival, The Citizen awarded $50,000 to pilot a basketball-based gun violence reduction program in Philly. Its long journey has just begun.