Race & Diaspora

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Philly doesn’t very much like its black kids. We’ve kind of known that for some time, but when you have data to back it up, the trending hostility towards the city’s black children becomes that much more vivid.

Reality Check started watching an otherwise (and predictably) dull DA general election phase with interest when Philly Inquirer/Daily News political reporter Chris Brennan reported something about black Court of Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker exploring a hostile takeover of Grossman’s GOP nomination perch.

Talking about race can evoke fear, anger, misunderstanding. So it often remains the elephant in the room. This panel discussion asks the question, “What do we lose when we don’t talk about race and how could our lives improve if we did?”

One couldn’t help but notice the Ghost of Low Voter Turnout haunting voter mood once more on Election Day. But let headlines and reigning wisdom from that day tell it, and Philadelphia witnessed a near holy, comet-sighting surge of voters.

How does Debbie Allen do it, do ALL of it…at such a high level for so long? Listen to her discuss the power of good parenting, strong work ethic and creative vision with MOJO host Stephanie Renée.

We’re reposting this interview with esteemed elder Andrew Young, where he discusses his Foundation’s work to bring African herbal healing to a wider population of impoverished Black Americans.

This is a special conversation between Patti LaBelle and her longtime friend and music industry insider, Dyana Williams, about Patti’s cooking, her musical background and connections to Philadelphia.

The April 18th Philly D.A. for the People Candidate Forum held at the Arch Street United Methodist Church was moderated by Vincent Thompson of WURD Radio and Holly Otterbein of Philadelphia Magazine. Full coverege inside!

Episode 2 of “Pushback,” our joint podcast with Philadelphia Magazine, is live! Our topic this time around is Black Intellectualism. Read on for more details and to learn about this episode’s guests.


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