Seeing Black Excellence

Being surrounded by Black leaders I admire during two Philadelphia events reminded me why young Black men need other Black men as mentors

By Jemille Q. Duncan

Mastriano versus The Free Press

Okay. You hate journalists. But the war Doug Mastriano is waging against the news media is not normal, and is a harbinger of autocracy

By Larry Platt

Frank Rizzo v. the Free Press

An excerpt from a longtime Philly journalist’s memoir sees in a famous Philly libel trial the path from Rizzo to Trump

By Dan Rottenberg

The Color of Law: “Who Will Carry the Baton?”

A conversation with Judge A. Leon Higginbotham opens his nephew’s mind to the urgency for a new civil rights movement in America

By F. Michael Higginbotham and Jose Felipe Anderson

The Citizen Recommends: WURD Radio Founder’s Day

The free, ninth annual day of discussion returns to carry on the legacy of Walter P. Lomax Jr. and of one of only three Black-owned and operated talk radio stations in the U.S.

By Christina Griffith

The Enlightenment Is On The Ballot

Media needs to cover the values underpinning the gubernatorial campaign of Doug Mastriano, because business as usual “objectivity” won’t capture the looming threat to pluralism

By Larry Platt

Is the Inquirer Too Woke?

The paper’s recent well-meaning story about its own history on race relations raises overdue questions about class, too

By Larry Platt

Why Democrats Lose

A transgender swimmer at Penn is setting NCAA records. Why haven’t we read about it in the Inquirer?

By Larry Platt