Who Didn’t Vote in 2020

Philly’s once-in-a-generation turnout helped give Joe Biden the presidency. But in North Philly’s Hunting Park, voters mostly stayed home. What will get them to the polls next time?

By Malcolm Burnley

The Power of Snapshots

While Covid-19 has forced the closure of many after-school programs, Photography Without Borders continues to empower North Philly youth with cameras, connections—and confidence. And now, the students’ work has gone national.

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Color of Coronavirus: Bearing Witness

When the pandemic hit Philly, a local photojournalist felt called to chronicle what was happening in his community. His months with the Black Doctors Covid-19 Consortium revealed heroism in the midst of tragedy

By James Peterson and Raymond Holman, Jr.

The Citizen Recommends: Why Black Books Matter

North Philly literacy nonprofit Tree House Books turns 15 this week—and you can join their all-star, three-day virtual festival

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The Color of Coronavirus: A Model For Possibilities

Could the proposed Healthy Town Tioga Project be the solution to the disparities that plague Philly?

By James Peterson

Citizens of the Week: Jakeema Burton and Brianna Banks

The coaches are empowering youth off and on the field through their work with Up2Us Sports and Kensington Soccer Club

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Hook is Sports

Give and Go Athletics uses sports to give kids in Brewerytown the confidence to be who they want to be

By Jessica Blatt Press

Citizen of the Week: Kenneth Walker Jr.

The North Philly native turned a former campaign office into The Unity Center, a twice-weekly food distribution site whose clients have tripled since Covid-19

By Jason Peters