There’s so much happening that sometimes it’s easy to be overwhelmed. The president is lying about coronavirus, the homeless are camped out on the Parkway, fires are raging in California, and the most important election of our lifetimes is less than two months away.  But in Philadelphia, the most immediate danger is gun violence. Gun…

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Black businesses have suffered terribly during the coronavirus pandemic. When the shutdowns began, barbershops and beauty salons, businesses that double as centers of black culture—were closed as nonessential. Black restaurants were shuttered almost from the start. Book stores and coffee shops were shut down and told they weren’t needed. Then, as the lockdown dragged on,…

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Join us at Philadelphia City Hall at 12:30 pm August 31st for A Prayer for the City: Celebrating Aretha Franklin’s Legacy. Aretha Franklin brought prayer to the top of the charts with, “I Say A Little Prayer.” On Friday, as the world says its final farewell, Philadelphia will celebrate her legacy through prayer. We’ll pray…

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