Jun. 22, 2021 8:00 am
3 important outcomes for young people who are taught critical race theory
Despite what some politicians have suggested, research shows that learning to apply a critical race theoretical perspective and think critically about society do not fuel a sense of divisiveness among youth, says Villanova professor Jerusha Conner.
Jun. 14, 2021 4:31 pm
Evictions at PATCO encampment show fragile nature of last summer’s Parkway agreement
The promise to place people in permanent, sustainable housing remains unfulfilled, say activists. But at least one service provider says we should be celebrating the positive developments that came from the encampments.
Jun. 4, 2021 8:22 am
What is a Philadelphia identity? In her most recent work, artist Michelle Ortiz explodes any facile definition
Her "Arrival and Belonging" installation — part of the Philadelphia Art Museum exhibit "New Grit: Art and Philly Now" — is informed by the personal narratives of people who weren't born to, but arrived at, their identity as Philadelphians.
Mar. 4, 2021 10:23 am
How a group of researchers and activists shut down Terrorgram at a critical moment
"Every effective direct action campaign aims not only to achieve its external goal, but to give its constituents a sense of their own power," says guest columnist Gwen Snyder.
Nov. 6, 2020 11:33 am
Colleagues remember the late Linda Richardson, CEO of Uptown Entertainment and Development Corp
"Her unrelenting work in North Philly kept Broad Street alive," says Jean Hunt, a board member of the Bread & Roses Community Fund.
Oct. 20, 2020 11:47 am
These Gen Z media-makers are ready and willing to claim a seat at the table
Civic engagement, social justice and political activism animate the videos that were recently showcased at 'Youthocracy.'
Oct. 15, 2020 1:20 pm
Opinion: Demolition of Gloria Casarez mural would be a massive loss for Philly
"Taking it down symbolizes the destruction of hope, destroying visibility of Latinxs, women, Lesbians, and cancer warriors," says guest columnist Erme Maula.
Apr. 14, 2020 11:10 am
Birthed by HBCU students, SNCC offers important lessons for today’s student activists
Guest columnist Jelani Favors discusses the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's legacy on the 60th anniversary of its founding.
Apr. 7, 2020 3:30 pm
Frontline providers can’t strike, so here is how you can help them shut down COVID-19
"We have all been playing the 'anxiety vs coronavirus' game, now imagine how our frontline providers feel everyday, knowing they are being exposed, knowing they do not have the PPE they need," says guest columnist Marion Leary.
Jan. 2, 2020 8:29 am
White allies: I have a question for you
Being informed and "taking it personally" is what moves us into the space of becoming anti-racist, says columnist Andrew Huff.