Fun Things to Do in Philly this Week and Weekend

Tech-infused minigolf, live comedy, movies, beer, cookies, Passyunk Restaurant Week, and the Home and Garden Show are on deck this week in Philly

By Lauren McCutcheon and Christina Griffith

Books: “Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape: Deep Roots, Continuing Legacy”

A veteran Philadelphia social studies teacher wrote a new book about Black Philadelphia history. Here, an excerpt from a chapter featuring Washington, aka Congo, Square

By Amy Jane Cohen

Arts, Culture and Brotherly Love

Gregory Walker’s Harlem Renaissance-style salons for The Brother’s Network invite Black men to celebrate their art, knowledge and greatness. Join them Friday for a book talk about race in America

By James Peterson

American Hairitage

DeJeonge Reese’s art grapples with culture, history and the ways Black women have long faced discrimination.

By Courtney DuChene

The Citizen Recommends: The 7th Ward Tribute

A sweeping public exhibition brings to life a remarkable (and remarkably under-appreciated) piece of Black history in Philadelphia

By Christine Speer Lejeune

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