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Philly's First Black Female Comic Book Store Owner Lands Variant Cover With Riri Williams

Erika Hardison | Posted 10.26.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Let's not forget all the #BlackGirlMagic that's happening in comics right now. Image Credit: "Invincible Iron Man #1" Marvel Entertainment / Disney ...

White People Attending Public Schools is Newsworthy in Philly

Justin Cohen | Posted 09.14.2016 | Education
Justin Cohen

Internet controversy erupted Monday when Philly.com published a story online about a local family who enrolled their two sons in a public elementary s...

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Final Report)

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is definitely going to be my final report from Philadelphia. I realize I'm almost a week late with it, but it was a busy and sleep-deprived week all around.

This Man Transformed A Bar Into A Safe Haven For Philly's Youth

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.05.2016 | Black Voices

A building that once housed a neighborhood bar is now a community center for Philadelphia’s youth. After his mother passed away, Kevin Upshur transf...

24 Black Men Can No Longer Stand Up For Justice, So We Did

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.27.2016 | Black Voices

At least 24 unarmed black men in America have been killed by police officers since January, according to data collected by The Counted. Many of these...

Still Not Too Late For Sanders

Staks Rosch | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Staks Rosch

As I write this, the Democratic Convention is about to begin. The chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz just stepped do...

Your Gay Guide To Philadelphia For The DNC

Jim Werner | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

The LGBT crowd can enjoy the historic and modern sides of the city between stump speeches and balloon drops. Here are a handful of places to hit in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

2016 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson flickr.com Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial start...

The Green Door to the Left

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

A Green Party convention concluding with Sanders' Army marching onto the field would easily eclipse the 15% threshold required by the Presidential Debate Commission to put him on a debate stage to duke it out on an even playing field against both Clinton and Trump.

4 LGBT Events to Enjoy Spring

Jim Werner | Posted 04.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

According to the calendar, it's spring, even if the weather is not cooperating. We're two weeks into the season and I'm sure you've probably seen cherry blossoms, cleaned out the attic, and went to your first kickball practice. Now it's time to plan your spring travel.

Meet the Doctors Building an Innovative, Holistic Bridge to Healthy Living

NationSwell | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

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 w...

Philly Is Home to the First Black Woman-Owned Comic Book Store

Erika Hardison | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

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?"

After City Threw Away Homeless Man's Christmas Tree, Community Had Best Response

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.17.2015 | Good News

When this homeless man got scrooged, the community stepped right in to help. John, also known as "Philly," lives in a tent underneath the Pontchartrai...

Killiam Shakespeare Scores Major Points With Debut Album

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

I went to band camp. I'm no flautist, so we're okay there, but the five summers I spent at Encore/Coda, tucked away in the hamlet of Sweden, Maine, we...

At 17, Drexel Student Pushes Ahead

Peak Johnson | Posted 11.11.2016 | Education
Peak Johnson

When it comes to understanding the concept of college tuition, Zakiya believe that she is lacking in many areas. She has never really questioned why college is so expensive. She understands that once she has graduated, she will likely be in debt.

It's Always New in Philly

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 09.22.2016 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Philadelphia is one of the best museum capitals in the world and yet, the City of Brotherly Love gets a bad rap. Hey, even the Pope thinks it's a cool city as he brings millions of people to Philly!

Pope-worthy Places to Visit in Philly

trivago | Posted 09.21.2016 | Travel
trivago

Whether your plan is to embrace your spiritual side, or simply to try Philly's near-divine food scene, trivago.com has put together an insider's guide for every kind of Philadelphia pilgrim.

Conceiving "Garbage Safari" for Philly's FringeArts

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.20.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

Literally painting over the past can be uplifting and it is a beautifully gratifying way to recycle materials.

Stevie Wonder POPS UP in Philadelphia with a Surprise Concert

Dyanne Brown | Posted 08.18.2016 | Entertainment
Dyanne Brown

It was around 93 degrees yesterday in Philadelphia, but the heat didn't prevent any fans from attending. Sweat-soaked bodies stood, moved together and sang along to the music. The energy was positive and flowing with love among the crowd, which filled about half of the park.

Hair Salon on Wheels Tries to Inspire Mobility in Homeless Clients

Peak Johnson | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Peak Johnson

Visiting a barber shop or a hair salon may seem like a luxury, but an artist who visits shelters for homeless Americans sees it as a matter of identity.

#Whyilovephilly

Marion Leary | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Marion Leary

Philly is the underdog city, we are scrappy, we never give up, and we have heart. That is why we are now winning the match against other East Coast cities. Can you hear it?

How to Quit Wall Street and Crowdfund Pizza for the Homeless

NationSwell | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

You can't buy much for $2 these days, but in Philadelphia, you can feed yourself and a homeless neighbor with just a couple of bucks.

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

How 7 People Would Spend 24 Hours In Philly

Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel

If your knowledge of Philadelphia begins and ends with the “Rocky” montage, get ready to learn that there’s way more to the city than an inspiri...

'Black Madam' Found Guilty In Buttocks Injection Death

Reuters | Elizabeth Daley | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

A Philadelphia hip-hop artist known as the "Black Madam" was found guilty on Monday of third-degree murder in the accidental killing of a British woma...