John N. Mitchell


With COVID-19 pandemic, a chance to fix what the 9/11 attacks did not | John N. Mitchell

By: - March 28, 2020

If you spent any time in front of a television set, the greatest brainwasher of the 21st Century before the explosion of social media, following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, you may have been lured into believing the mythology that was being promoted. We’re all Americans, and we all bleed red. Many of […]


Racializing Philly’s overdose prevention site is the wrong thing to do | John N. Mitchell

By: - March 14, 2020

You know that you have reached the fork in the road when you arrive upon an issue so incendiary that justifications for both its support and its opposition are logical and abundant.


Philly honors reparations advocate, plans a path forward for restitution | John N. Mitchell

By: - March 1, 2020

Officials and activists here in Philadelphia honored Simmons for her work on Reparations Awareness Day, which was Feb. 25.


Why Paula Peebles’ story of gun-selling cops can’t be dismissed | John N. Mitchell

By: - February 24, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — Imagine being surrounded 24 hours a day by uber-violent hood rats whom you know will remorselessly kill you, a family member or a loved one for snitching. Now, imagine that this is only half of the story. The other side of the coin is that your fear of some police — sworn to […]


Rush Limbaugh deserves your thoughts and prayers. The Medal of Freedom? Not so much | Opinion

By: - February 9, 2020

there can be no possible re-writing of Limbaugh’s history that makes permissible the reconfiguring of his decades-long legacy of boombox bigotry.


Raising Black sons enhances new Philly police chief Outlaw’s credentials | John N. Mitchell

By: - January 12, 2020

Outlaw is also the mother of two Black sons. This is important because our city has a young Black male problem that is twofold.


As 2019 winds down, a few thoughts on beauty queens, Black QBs and Wakanda | John N. Mitchell

By: - December 31, 2019

They're signs of progress and they're feel-good stories for the nail salons and the barbershop. But don’t get the real work confused with Wakanda.


Allen calls Philly Urban League diversity award to Comcast ‘despicable’ | John N. Mitchell

By: - December 13, 2019

With so much on the line for Black people, why would the Philly Urban League honor a company that has taken a wrecking ball to diversity and inclusion?


Philly FOP boss McNesby fumbles in painting Jenkins as racist | John N. Mitchell

By: - November 25, 2019

This illogic coming from McNesby is not unexpected from the always obfuscating Philly FOP president.


Philly’s first Black woman police chief is right under our noses | John N. Mitchell

By: - November 10, 2019

Mayor Jim Kenney, I think I’ve solved your problem. Here's how to get a great candidate and save the city some cash at the same time.

In Philly, Community Advisory Committee on criminal justice takes form

By: - November 4, 2019

The CAC is a group of diverse city residents who the city will rely on to help it reform the city’s criminal justice system.


An N.C. senator is using pay for Black student-athletes as racist dog whistle | Opinion

By: - November 3, 2019

Richard Burr wants to tax student-athletes who are pumping billions of dollars into university coffers.