Watch: Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Celebration

Philadelphia honored the late legal and civil rights giant last week during a breakfast and mural unveiling with Ken Frazier, Sherrilyn Ifill, Evelyn Higginbotham

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Color of Law: Dear Justice Clarence Thomas …

More than 30 years ago, the late Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., whom we honored with a mural this week, urged a new Supreme Court Justice to remember the help he got along the way — a message with new urgency as the Court revisits affirmative action

By A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

Will Walt Whitman Be In The Phillies Lineup Tonight?

According to the team’s unlikeliest fan, Penn Professor Sarah Gronningsater, he already is — spiritually. Because of all the sports, only baseball reveals America to itself.

By Larry Platt

The Color of Law: “Greathearted, Restless, Full of Purpose”

An oral history of the life and legacy of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, being honored by The Citizen next week

By Malcolm Burnley

Generation Change Philly: The Doc Saving Us From Ourselves

Penn physician-scientist Kit Delgado applies what he learns from treating injured patients in the ER to changing the behavior that gets us there in the first place.

By Christina Griffith

The West Philly Housing Crisis That Was Utterly Avoidable

The UC Townhomes fiasco features a wealthy, easy-to-blame institution; fact-challenged protestors; an elected official who may be in over her head, and a compromise solution everybody seems hell bent on ignoring

By Larry Platt

Michael E. Mann is Coming For Your Climate Doomism

One of the most famous — and famously attacked — climatologists in America is now the founding director of Penn’s new climate change institute. He has a few things to say to those who doubt we can still save the earth

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Color of Law: “The Conscience of the Country”

In partnership with Mural Arts and the Penn Carey Law School, we’re unveiling a mural of legendary judge, civil rights pioneer, and moral beacon Leon Higginbotham. Here’s why.

By Larry Platt