Nov. 2, 2021 2:15 pm
Reimagining safety in Philly’s communities
Leaders from VietLead and Amistad Law Project look more deeply at findings from a survey they conducted last year.
Jul. 23, 2021 12:30 pm
Opinion: The FOP contract and how the police do not keep us safe
Contract negotiations are currently underway. We cannot allow the FOP to dictate our future, says guest columnist Mary Stricker.
Jul. 20, 2021 3:28 pm
‘Defund the police’: What it means and what the research says on whether more police presence reduces crime
Journalist's Resource researcher Clark Merrefield explores what “defund the police” means to criminologists, activists and legal scholars, recent research and what the future of policing in America might look like.
Apr. 28, 2021 9:37 am
Meeting the moment: An opportunity for philanthropy to think big
"Philadelphia’s regional philanthropic community could help to trigger transformation in two of the most consequential arenas of government: public education and policing," says guest columnist Debbie Weiner.
Apr. 20, 2021 5:54 pm
Reactions to the guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial
The Twitterverse exploded with reactions. Here are some tweets from some folks from Philadelphia's nonprofit and civic sectors.
Mar. 30, 2021 7:30 am
As Derek Chauvin trial unfolds, 5 essential reads on police violence against Black men
The Conversation's Catesby Holmes highlights stories that offer expert analysis and key background on police violence, Derek Chauvin’s record, and racism in U.S. law enforcement.
Dec. 10, 2020 8:30 am
Opinion: A fatal force
Walter Wallace Jr. is not alone — 1,331 people living with severe mental illness have been killed by the police in the U.S. since 2015. More than 30% of them were people of color, says guest columnist Kee Tobar.
Nov. 6, 2020 2:30 pm
City says it’s making progress on protest-driven policy changes
After 11 meetings, the City's "Pathways to Reform, Transformation and Reconciliation" steering committee has released its first progress report in its four areas of concern.
Nov. 2, 2020 12:00 pm
As the mother of Black sons, this is what I’m feeling in the wake of another killing
"I could never take for granted that my three boys would return home each night. They are men now, but I still don’t sleep," says contributor Lynette Hazelton in this personal column.
Oct. 28, 2020 12:20 pm
What happened last night in West Philly? Demands for justice, fire, kettling by police
Vanessa Maria Graber, a producer at PhillyCAM and organizer with Free Press, posted this account of events last night on her Facebook page.