Listen: Show Me The Money!

The newest episode of our How to Really Run a City podcast finds the mayors exploring the power of investing in Black and Brown entrepreneurs with evangelist for inclusive growth Della Clark and Michele Lawrence of JP Morgan Chase

By Larry Platt

Della Clark’s “Show Me The Money” Crusade

The city’s apostle of Black and Brown entrepreneurship was joined by Mayor Parker and Patti LaBelle to kick off a 22-city tour highlighting her message of equitable economic empowerment. The Citizen will report the lessons learned from every stop.

By Larry Platt

Seven Local Do-Good Beauty Brands for Valentine’s Day

Show your love to someone special — or to yourself — by showing the love for Philly skin and hair care businesses caring for people, the planet and pets

By Rosamelia Sanchez Lara

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

Big Rube’s Philly: Babe on 52nd Street

Ted Hall opened his women’s boutique in 1972. Today, a legendary chef and photographer honors one of the last Black-owned businesses on the Strip

By Reuben Harley

Business For Good: Immortal Vision Studio

CJ Wolfe’s Kensington studio has become a creative hub for anyone who wants to learn photography — thanks to a photographer who taught himself the trade

By Frank Festa

Big Rube’s Philly: Mal’s Barber Shop

Mal Robinson, whose one-man shop in Southwest Philly is an enclave of respect, conversation and relaxation for Black men and boys, talks about choices with the iconic Philly photographer, chef and style icon

By Reuben Harley

Big Rube’s Philly: The DreamSleeve

The Philly photographer, chef, and style forerunner reconnects with MaryAnn Morris, a longtime friend who’s pursuing her passion for fashion by hand-making a must-have accessory. Fabolous is a fan.

By Reuben Harley