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Being gay and working in emergency shelter purpose

Nov. 26, 2019 10:49 am

Being gay and working in emergency shelter

Guest columnist Andrew Huff considers what it means for a white, housed, gay man to be in solidarity with Black men experiencing homelessness.
‘The experiences Black men have in emergency shelter are identical to the experiences they have had with police officers’ purpose

Oct. 23, 2019 11:19 am

‘The experiences Black men have in emergency shelter are identical to the experiences they have had with police officers’

In a provocative new post, guest columnist Andrew Huff analyzes the parallels between the way Black men and boys are treated by police, and the way emergency shelter workers interact with Black men experiencing homelessness.
Rethinking disciplinary power in shelter purpose

Oct. 2, 2019 12:25 pm

Rethinking disciplinary power in shelter

In emergency shelters, disciplinary power has traditionally been one-dimensional. But that has to change, says guest columnist Andrew Huff.
A new exhibit at LCP focuses on ‘ordinary creativity’ of African Americans in early Philadelphia purpose

May 28, 2019 12:44 pm

A new exhibit at LCP focuses on ‘ordinary creativity’ of African Americans in early Philadelphia

“I hope that our visitors will leave knowing that the everyday lives and actions of early African Americans were worthy, beautiful, and purposeful," says curator, and director of the Program in African American History, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens.
The life-threatening stress of being Black and male in Philadelphia purpose

May 6, 2019 5:17 pm

The life-threatening stress of being Black and male in Philadelphia

"People underestimate the amount of stress that men of color are going through," says Edwin Desamour, the dean at John B. Stetson Charter. And, he adds, even those going through it underestimate its impact.
Maternity care crisis (averted?) purpose

Apr. 22, 2019 5:37 pm

Maternity care crisis (averted?)

In the past two decades, 13 of the city's 19 maternity wards have closed. Philadelphia's maternal mortality rate is high, especially for women of color. Cause and effect? Not so fast, says Malcolm Burnley, who takes a deep look at the factors contributing to poor maternal health outcomes in the city.
Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the last 100 years – Part II purpose

Apr. 10, 2019 11:00 am

Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the last 100 years – Part II

Guest columnists Eric Hartman and Stephanie Keene trace the 100-year history of exclusion and racism in Philadelphia, which they say explains today's poverty and life expectancy gaps. Part II of a two-part story.
Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the past 100 years purpose

Mar. 27, 2019 8:38 am

Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the past 100 years

Guest columnists Eric Hartman and Stephanie Keene trace the 100-year history of exclusion and racism in Philadelphia, which they say explains today's poverty and life expectancy gaps. Part I of a two-part story.
Predictive policing software is a small sliver of the police reform puzzle results

Jan. 30, 2017 7:51 am

Predictive policing software is a small sliver of the police reform puzzle

Nature.com takes a look at accountability and public safety outcomes in current crime-forecasting technology (and shouts out Azavea's HunchLab suite).
900WURD and Philly mag are producing a podcast on social justice purpose

Jan. 12, 2017 9:46 am

900WURD and Philly mag are producing a podcast on social justice

The media companies will release the podcast on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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