The Philadelphia Citizen

This article is part of The Toll: The Roots and Costs of Gun Violence in Philadelphia, a solutions-focused series from the collaborative reporting project Broke in Philly. You can find other stories in the series here and follow us on Twitter at @BrokeInPhilly. By Charles Ellison | The Philadelphia Citizen Multiple studies find that environmental fixes to low-income neighborhoods [...]
By Syreeta Martin | The Philadelphia Citizen A WURD radio host and entrepreneur reflects on the four “Fs” that have come to the forefront this year: family, finances, fitness and faith The past year was a transformative force. Anytime transformation occurs there is disruption in its onset, disorientation in its presence and, oftentimes, destruction, in [...]
By Katherine Rapin | The Philadelphia Citizen At Penn Medicine, white workers were three times more likely to sign up for a vaccine than Black workers. Dr. Florencia Greer Polite and fellow Black physicians set out to change that with a program getting noticed across the country According to a new vaccination data tool put [...]
By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy | The Philadelphia Citizen Wednesday’s mass shooting in Georgia put Asian Americans on even higher alert after a year of increased racial incidents. Here’s how you can help On Wednesday evening, the day after a mass shooting in Georgia that killed eight people, including six Asian Americans, around 100 people gathered [...]
By Curtis Jones | thephiladelphiacitizen.org I couldn’t sleep last night trying to dissect all of the causes for the pandemic-level rise in gun violence in Philadelphia. It is a multi-pronged problem that will require an all-hands-on-deck solution. This national problem shocked Overbrook Park, an otherwise peaceful neighborhood in my district, with a shootout that resulted [...]

WURD’s midday host warns that coronavirus-inspired primary delays could lead to voter suppression and a win for Trump in November—unless we take action now As coronavirus infections rise and more than a quarter of the national population is in some form of “stay-at-home” lockdown, state governments are operating in a perpetually frantic state of emergency. […]

Some might say Philadelphia feted its new City Council, re-elected mayor and other political luminaries in proper Broad Street-style at the Met on Monday. Some might say they could have done away with all the pomp and just carried out the ceremony at City Hall. But, one thing most seem to agree on is that […]

Philadelphia and the Denver suburb of Aurora, CO might be over 1,700 miles apart, but there are some distressing similarities in the way they’re both treating the ugly social trend of bullying. In Aurora, 10-year old Ashawnty Davis died from complications of an attempted suicide two-weeks earlier, the terrifying result of overwhelming stress due to constant harassment […]

As we enter October, month of surprises, one thing is becoming abundantly unsurprising: Philadelphia forgot it has elections coming up. That was the unfortunate thing about the Democratic primary for city District Attorney in May. It became so contentious, so politically caustic, that it gave residents the impression that this was the final election to […]


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