Quantum Hip Hop

Hip Hop culture officially turns 50 today. Here, a longtime fan and scholar commemorates the occasion with some...physics

By James Peterson

Big Rube’s Philly: Hip Hop Saved My Life

The culture, which turns 50 today, shaped the popular chef/ photographer, who has grown up with, clothed, fed and photographed musical legends from and in Philly. Here, some of his favorite moments

By Reuben Harley

Our Bulletproof History

The monument President Biden established this week for Emmett Till and his mother is a loud rejoinder to those who would erase Black history — and Black humanity

By James Peterson

The Fourth of July Voices We Need to Read Now

July 4th means different things to different Americans. Here, a host of Independence Day perspectives — from Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Ronald Reagan and more — that remind us what it means to be free

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Art for Change: The Black Liberationist

Arielle Julia Brown, founder and director of Black Spatial Relics, supports performance artists whose art contends with slavery, freedom and justice. The next in a series with Forman Arts Initiative

By Logan Cryer

Listen: Ali Velshi on Erasing the Tulsa Race Massacre

MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member says more than a century later, our country is still suppressing the truth about the White riot that destroyed the thriving Black community of Greenwood

By Ali Velshi

The Citizen Recommends: WURD’s Message in Our Music

Philadelphia’s Black radio station gathers OGs and MCs to celebrate hip hop’s 50th anniversary with “education, reflection and inspiration”

By Christina Griffith

Philadelphia Celebrates Juneteenth 2023

A three-day weekend makes it easy to enjoy more of the city’s biggest events in Germantown, West Philadelphia, Southwest and Old City — and then some

By Abigail Chang and Lauren McCutcheon