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To create good jobs for Philadelphians, now is the time to do everything purpose

Aug. 6, 2020 4:06 pm

To create good jobs for Philadelphians, now is the time to do everything

Guest columnist Matt Bergheiser offers a civic project for consideration: "Let’s unite to grow good and dignified jobs at a scale we could not have imagined even six months ago."
Addressing health inequities in the African American community purpose

Jul. 31, 2020 9:15 am

Addressing health inequities in the African American community

If you examine the novel coronavirus, it mirrors how the AIDS epidemic affected African Americans, says guest columnist Gary J. Bell.
How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of ‘ghosting’ in the age of surveillance purpose

Jul. 28, 2020 11:50 am

How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of ‘ghosting’ in the age of surveillance

It’s time to think about how many eyes are in the sky and how to avoid unwanted aerial surveillance, says guest columnist Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick.
Opinion: 6 things to consider before reopening schools in Philadelphia purpose

Jul. 27, 2020 7:30 am

Opinion: 6 things to consider before reopening schools in Philadelphia

Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins says she heard the words “let’s work together” at the latest School District of Philadelphia board meeting. She's taking that sentiment to heart and offering her suggestions.
Reparations for slavery and racial segregation in America: 7 papers to know purpose

Jul. 21, 2020 1:16 pm

Reparations for slavery and racial segregation in America: 7 papers to know

If reparations were to happen, what should the value of reparations be and for which atrocities? And, what has stalled reparation movements in the past? Journalist's Resource researcher Clark Merrefield looks at scholarship that tries to answer those questions.
John Lewis and C.T. Vivian belonged to a long tradition of religious leaders in the civil rights struggle purpose

Jul. 20, 2020 2:46 pm

John Lewis and C.T. Vivian belonged to a long tradition of religious leaders in the civil rights struggle

That both men were people of the cloth is no coincidence, says guest columnist Lawrence Burnley.
Biases in algorithms hurt those looking for information on health purpose

Jul. 15, 2020 8:27 am

Biases in algorithms hurt those looking for information on health

"Correcting algorithmic biases and providing better information to users of technology platforms would go a long way in promoting equity," says guest columnist Anjana Susarla.
Decades of failed reforms allow continued police brutality and racism purpose

Jul. 7, 2020 11:30 am

Decades of failed reforms allow continued police brutality and racism

"President Donald Trump’s executive order and the stalled bills in Congress to curb police misconduct are, at best, attempts to retune an instrument that was orchestrated for abuse," says guest columnist Stephen Underhill.
Masks are a barrier to contagion, but can also be a new barrier for immigrants purpose

Jul. 7, 2020 7:30 am

Masks are a barrier to contagion, but can also be a new barrier for immigrants

Masks are necessary for the safe reopening of the city, but they can add a layer of difficulty for those who speak English with an accent, says guest columnist Ben Goebel.
Nonprofit AF: The default nonprofit board model is archaic and toxic. Let’s try some new models purpose

Jul. 6, 2020 7:30 am

Nonprofit AF: The default nonprofit board model is archaic and toxic. Let’s try some new models

"Over the years, we have developed a learned helplessness, thinking that this model is the only one we have," says guest columnist Vu Le.

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