Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2022: Black Thought On Art, Music and the City

Come see The Roots’ frontman and other fearless art trailblazers at The Philadelphia Citizen’s 5th annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival on December 15

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Watch: Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Celebration

Philadelphia honored the late legal and civil rights giant last week during a breakfast and mural unveiling with Ken Frazier, Sherrilyn Ifill, Evelyn Higginbotham

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Color of Law: “Greathearted, Restless, Full of Purpose”

An oral history of the life and legacy of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, being honored by The Citizen next week

By Malcolm Burnley

Setting Returning Women Up for Success

A one-year-old Mural Arts’ program works to reduce recidivism for Philly women by looking inward to succeed on the outside

By Lilly Rodriguez

Citizen Recap: Higginbotham Mural Paint Day

Heat couldn’t keep West Philadelphia neighbors away from contributing to a legacy public work of art

By Lauren McCutcheon

The Color of Law: “The Conscience of the Country”

In partnership with Mural Arts and the Penn Carey Law School, we’re unveiling a mural of legendary judge, civil rights pioneer, and moral beacon Leon Higginbotham. Here’s why.

By Larry Platt

Generation Change Philly: The Modern Humanitarian

Everyone in the know says Michael O'Bryan is Philly's thought leader 'it' person of the moment. But no one can actually say what he does. Maybe that's because changing humanity is hard to sum up pithily.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Arts Can Transform Lives and Cities

In honor of Mural Arts Month, a longtime college president not only nominates Jane Golden for a MacArthur Genius Award, she urges educators from pre-school to grad school to respect and promote the arts—not cut them.

By Elaine Maimon