The Citizen Recommends: “Black Talk, a Language Deferred”
Philadelphia photographer Danielle Morris, who will speak in University City Thursday, on her self-driven pursuit of fine art photography and the cultural reframing of Black speech
Unpacking Will Smith’s Oscars slap
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
Guest Commentary: Up With Black Businesswomen
Reducing the wage gap for Black women could add more than $300 billion to the U.S. economy. That’s why, a local business owner notes, we should do all we can to help Black women entrepreneurs succeed
Guest Commentary: Keeping Mothers—and Their Babies—Alive
Black women made up 43 percent of births in Philly but 73 percent of pregnancy-related deaths from 2013 to 2018. We must, the Science Center’s CEO urges, commit more resources in maternal health—and the leaders close to the cause
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
Reality Check: One Word to Fix Philly’s Trash Crisis? Invest.
Illegal dumping sites like the one Ya Fav Trashman tried to clean up last month are a product of longtime disinvestment in Black neighborhoods. WURD’s mid-day host challenges the city to match Ya Fav’s commitment.
Let’s Make Every Day A Day of Service
Philly’s MLK Day of Service is the nation’s biggest. But it doesn’t capture who King really was. We must do better.