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 Return of Stop and Frisk?

The debate, floated by Council President Darrell Clarke and engaged by Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, is proof that, when it comes to combatting gun violence in Philadelphia, our leaders live in a fact-free zone

By Larry Platt

Framing Black Joy

Andrea “Philly” Walls’ photos of Black joy can be seen as a visual act of ongoing resistance. They are, also, the exact antidote to the time we live in

By James Peterson

The Story of the Storytellers

Juneteenth is a narrative of liberation and struggle that, until recently, was little-known. Who is telling the other unknown stories of Black life in Philly?

By James Peterson

The Liberation Relay

Juneteenth, celebrating the end of slavery, is finally a City holiday — but Black Americans’ fight for freedom is long and enduring

By James Peterson

The Virus and the City: Averting a Lost Decade

Without real, immediate structural change, we risk creating more racial wealth disparities than we had pre-pandemic. Drexel’s Metro Finance Head has a blueprint for recovery

By Bruce Katz and Mary Ellen Wiederwohl

Two Years Later, You Can Still Help Enact Racial Justice

More than 400 Black Americans have died at the hands of police since George Floyd's murder on this day in 2020. What can we do? Plenty.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

“Healed Men Heal Men”

Founded by women, Philly-based Black Men Heal is helping to address the emotional pain of African American men around the country

By James Peterson