Level Up to Healing

Week after week, Pastor Aaron Campbell’s five-year-old after-school program offers more than 300 young people the security, skills and confidence to live — and thrive — through the city’s violence

By James Peterson

What Has Happened to Activism?

What do the proposed Sixers arena, UC Townhomes, the selling off of county water and sewer systems, and protests of the Bellwether District have in common? Opposition that is shrill and uncivil. Is the art of persuasion dead?

By Larry Platt

Business for Good: Grant Blvd + Blk Ivy

The B Corps fashion brand loved by Beyoncé is launching a men’s clothing line and a vintage clothing store, Blk Ivy, dedicated to Civil Rights era fashion, music, books— and activism

By Courtney DuChene

Development for Good: Omar Blaik and U3 Advisors

The West Philadelphia guy who tackled Penntrification now works to preserve and enhance neighborhoods around college and corporate campuses nationwide

By Natalie Pompilio

Who is Amen Brown?

The freshman state rep for West Philadelphia aims to preside over all of Philly as mayor. Here’s what we know about him

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

The Equity Test

The Enterprise Center, Equity Alliance and Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab have co-created a plan to revive small, minority-owned businesses on Philly’s 52nd Street Corridor. Here’s why it matters

By Bruce Katz

Guest Commentary: Voting Today Matters Tomorrow

Even one vote in one election matters. Even better, says a Harrisburg leader, is making voting a habit from a young age

By Joanna McClinton

The Citizen Recommends: The Tunnel Premiere

West Philadelphia filmmaker Kyle Jordan debuts a suspenseful short about the lingering, haunting effects of everyday Black trauma

By Lauren McCutcheon