With COVID-19 pandemic, a chance to fix what the 9/11 attacks did not | John N. Mitchell
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
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.
Why Paula Peebles’ story of gun-selling cops can’t be dismissed | John N. Mitchell
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 […]
As 2019 winds down, a few thoughts on beauty queens, Black QBs and Wakanda | John N. Mitchell
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.
Philly isn’t alone in promoting questionable cops | John N. Mitchell
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphians will be happy to know that this is not the only city where misbehaving police officers are rewarded with larger paychecks. When Constantin Tsachas was in charge of about 100 police officers assigned to the Brooklyn subway between 2012 to 2015, he told various officers who are now plaintiffs in a federal […]
Allen calls Philly Urban League diversity award to Comcast ‘despicable’ | John N. Mitchell
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
This illogic coming from McNesby is not unexpected from the always obfuscating Philly FOP president.
Stretch of Philly’s Broad Street to be renamed after civil rights champion, the Rev. Leon Sullivan
The stretch of North Broad Street between Oxford Street and Girard Avenue will be renamed "Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan Way" in his honor. The unveiling ceremony begins at noon in front of the Leon H. Sullivan Human Services Center at 1415 N. Broad Street.