Guest Commentary: On Rizzo, Columbus, and the Confederacy
As the statues fall, a Princeton grad and local resident warns that honestly confronting our past helps us reckon with the present
The Virus and the City: How To Grow Black Businesses
Post-Covid economic recovery requires providing opportunities for Black businesses to thrive. Drexel’s Metro Finance Director lays out a plan to do that
Of Newsrooms and Race
Recent events at The Inquirer and The New York Times raise questions both about racial hierarchy and the commitment to open discourse
Yesterday’s Protests, Today
In 1967, thousands of students marched to protest inadequate schooling for Black Philadelphians. In this new moment of racial uprising, a group of high schoolers won the right to honor them.
Guest Commentary: Remembering Ax Handle Saturday
Pres. Trump’s Republican Convention speech will be on the 60th anniversary of Jacksonville’s biggest anti-Black race riot. A local lawyer who grew up in the Florida town wants to ensure we remember the past
The Liberation Relay
Juneteenth, celebrating the end of slavery, is a City holiday for the first time today—but Black Americans’ fight for freedom is long and enduring
The Virus and the City: What We Know About Black Businesses
Black-owned companies were struggling even before the pandemic. Armed with new data, Drexel’s Metro Finance Director offers a post-Covid game plan
Color of Coronavirus: Our Mournful Undertaking
The first in a series exploring Covid-19’s effects on Black Philadelphians asks: What else is lost when someone dies?