John Mitchell

I’m willing to bet that Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Richard Ross wish they had thousands more Philadelphians with “gang connections” — as DeSean Jackson was once so unfairly stereotyped as having — replicating the heavy lifting in the community that the Philadelphia Eagles wide …

Glenn Ellis

A few months ago, I did a radio program with a researcher who new study revealed a shocking finding: The killing of unarmed black men by police, not only traumatizes the victim’s family; but it also traumatizes black people who have no connection, other than just hearing about the incident.

Bill Fletcher

Think about it this way. If every tactic that was used by African Americans in the Civil Rights Movement and/or in the fight against apartheid South Africa was either criminalized or attacked by the U.S. Congress, how would you respond?

Julianne Malveaux

The April unemployment rate, at 3.6%, was the lowest since December 1969. Payroll employment increased by more than 250,000, outperforming expectations and reversing the disappointing job creation numbers of last month. First-quarter growth was reported at 3.2%, a robust figure that exceeds …

James A Washington's Spiritually Speaking

Forgive my sports analogy, but I have often found myself wrestling with the concepts and realities of good and evil. It stands to reason that if you believe in God and His goodness, power and the righteousness of Jesus Christ, then you must also believe in Satan and his earth-bound inherent …

Caribbean Currents

Mangoes have really become popular in these parts of the United States. “There was a time when Caribbean people had to plan a trip back to their homelands in order to enjoy a good juicy mango,” said Yvonne D a Philadelphia resident who hails from Trinidad & Tobago. “When I immigrated to …

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