Fun Things to Do in Philly this Week and Weekend

Philadelphia has more Pride this week as we also celebrate the flag, The Big Pickle, live music, theater and comedy, and kick off Juneteenth in West Philly

By Lauren McCutcheon and Christina Griffith

Bridging the Salud Mental Gap

A new cohort of Spanish-speaking peer mental health specialists is ready to provide real-time support for the Philadelphia population who most needs it

By Rosamelia Sanchez Lara

Citizen of the Year Awards: Sarahi Franco-Morales

The South Philly native has helped feed hundreds of families, translated at City Council meetings, advocated for fair housing and employment, and tutored kids to read. And she’s only 18

By Jessica Blatt Press

What We Don’t Know About Small Businesses

We can’t solve a problem we haven’t defined. That’s why Drexel’s Metro Finance Head is calling for federal, state and local changes to how we gather data

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club with Julissa Arce

The MSNBC host speaks with the author about You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation

By Ali Velshi

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club with Julia Alvarez

The MSNBC host speaks with the author and poet about a YA novel about immigrant identity that's been banned since the 1990s

By Ali Velshi

Generation Change Philly: The Activist Chef

South Philly Barbacoa’s Cristina Martínez has earned the highest honors for chefs in America. But that’s just the start of her most important work

By Katherine Rapin

Citizen of the Week: Damaris Alvarado-Rodriguez

The director of progressive, accessible childcare centers is on a mission to provide opportunities for children and adults — including through a new teacher apprenticeship program starting this week

By Lauren McCutcheon