In an attempt to teach slavery, one Philadelphia teacher created an activity where he designated certain students in the class as slaves and certain students as slave owners. It didn't take long for students to determine that there was something more than a little bit wrong with "slave-tag," and they spoke out.
Last year Philadelphia was ranked #6 for the best food cities in America by the Washington Post. Most tourists only know of us for our cheesesteaks, which ironically we don't eat often. There are MANY amazing restaurants that will leave your stomach satisfied to say the least.
What if you were able to cure a disease before someone even caught it? Now imagine doing that on a larger scale -- for an entire community of people ...
There are countless small differences between where I grew up (Michigan) and where I now live (Philadelphia) that I had to learn in order to fit in. I no longer say "downtown." Instead, it's "Center City." I don't go "to the beach." I go "down the shore." And, of course, moving here meant that I had to stop rooting for my beloved Tigers. (Go Phillies!)
For a little over a year now, I've listened to strangers I meet on Craigslist tell me stories they've never told anyone before.
In short, hospitals are increasingly acting like corporations. They're not the same not-for-profit, community-centered organizations that many of us like to remember.
As a gender non-conforming female who presents in a way that would be unfortunately labeled by much of the world as more masculine than feminine, I experience challenges regarding my gender identity and presentation on a daily basis.
I'm pretty convinced that if I had faced the same set of circumstances as a 15 year old black or brown boy in my city, the outcome would have been very much different. Sometimes the line between a "troubled" kid and a "bad" kid is as thin as skin color and accompanying culture.
By the time George Washington died in 1799, the enslaved population on his Mount Vernon planation included 318 people, 123 who were "owned" by Washington himself and the rest who were part of the estate of his wife's children from a previous marriage. Instead of freeing the people he claimed to own in his will, Washington transferred ownership to his wife. Some of these people were freed in 1801.
His poetry saved my life. first saw slam-o's mysterious poetic aphorisms in downtown Philadelphia four years ago.
Powerbrokers and political sycophants, from Philadelphia to Pasadena you're marching this American parade straight into the pit. You don't have to look beyond our borders for the enemy that will bring us down. Just into a mirror.
I was on Facebook when I saw this link about this black woman in Philly that has opened a comic book and coffee shop. I was elated myself. Can you say, "road trip?"
It goes without saying that The Mummers Parade is a tradition steeped deeply in Philadelphia's history, and deeply within the city's roots. The vibrant colors, creative themes and generational appeal always make it the best way to kick off the new year in Philadelphia.
From the stages of the most legendary nightclubs in The City of Brotherly Love to nationally known The Mummers Parade, Ian Morrison (the man behind the lady known as Brittany Lynn) has made themselves a force of nature in Philadelphia.
With the New Year approaching and everyone getting ready for fanciful black-tie parties we looked back at the hottest, eye-popping, jaw-dropping most instagram-worthy parties and events in 2015 that did not require a tie.
Protesters had to be thrown out of the event by security. Veteran Inquirer political reporter Tom Fitzgerald noted that this was not a good image for the GOP. The protest footage was eerily reminiscent of the riots at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, a debacle from which took the Democratic Party years to recover.