Mr. Schmidt Goes to Washington
Former City Commissioner Al Schmidt’s testimony this week before the Jan. 6 committee was a reminder that maybe integrity isn’t dead yet
Art for Change: The Philadelphia Observer
In the next in our series with Forman Arts Initiative, documentarian Glenn Holsten talks about his four decades of weaving together the city’s stories of community, creativity and civic potential
Diversity For the Win
For first-year IBX CEO Greg Deavens, diverse hires and tackling health equity is smart business.
The Citizen Recommends: We Are Not Like Them
Jo Piazza and Christine Pride’s new Philly-based novel is about a cross-racial friendship tested by the police shooting of a young Black teen. But really, it’s a way to start the hard conversations we need to have
The Doctor Will See You in the Barbershop
Jefferson Health CEO Steve Klasko is rethinking the very delivery of medicine, taking on the racial health gap, trying to get our eds and meds to focus on equity...and still deejaying
“A Massive Amount of Heartbreak”
A combination of the contagious Delta variant and high numbers of unvaccinated people is causing Covid cases to rise again. A critical care physician at Penn Medicine helps us understand how worried we should be—and what we can do
Real Criminal Justice Reform
Catching up with Robert Rooks, CEO of Michael Rubin and Meek Mill’s REFORM Alliance, on its new campaign to take on our broken parole and probation system
“We’ve Just Got to Start Doing”
Art collectors/philanthropists Michael Forman and Jennifer Rice want to help Philly's cultural scene come back stronger—and more inclusive—than ever. With their $3 million Art Works initiative, they’re not waiting for anyone else’s permission.