Why are Black people so damn forgiving? | Opinion

BY: - October 6, 2019

Forgiveness without repentance is what Adam Clayton Powell called ‘cheap grace.’ It lets us believe we are off the hook for our without demanding change.

Cheyney partnerships: Some successful, others see no movement

BY: - October 6, 2019

A year after Cheyney University rolled out big corporate partnerships, some investments have been paying off while questions remain about another.


Christine Coulter is the wrong choice for Philly’s top cop. Here’s why | John N. Mitchell

BY: - October 4, 2019

Coulter's decision, years ago, to wear a t-shirt mocking the Rodney King beating is disqualifying - no matter how she tries to explain it away.

Philly City Council eyes elimination of Free Library fines, debts

BY: - October 4, 2019

Any legislation City Council passes on the issue would be non-binding. The library's board of trustees would make the final call.

Historical marker unveiled for Philly’s Mother Bethel burying ground

BY: - October 3, 2019

The cemetery it honors was one of the top private interment locations for Black Philadelphians who were not permitted to be buried alongside whites.

Week-long celebration offers resources for minority-owned businesses

BY: - October 2, 2019

MED Week, which runs Oct. 7-11, will feature more than 35 events around Philadelphia, including educational workshops, panel discussions and coaching.

A Black-owned firm will help transform part of Philly’s Avenue of the Arts

BY: - October 2, 2019

Officials are on track to sell a clinic for low-income residents to a developer determined to add a new tower to the city's skyline.

Meet the new president of the Pa./N.J./Del. African-American Chamber of Commerce

BY: - October 1, 2019

Entrepreneur Donovan Sterling West, 44, has been picked to lead the multi-state economic development agency.

Wolf, Philly lawmakers back Cheyney despite university’s struggles

BY: - September 29, 2019

As the university awaits a final determination of its accreditation status, state officials deflected questions about their long-term financial commitments.

Philly councilman rolls out plan to give city’s poorest residents a break on wage tax

BY: - September 29, 2019

Mayor Jim Kenney’s office has not reviewed Domb’s proposal but indicated that it would be open to discussions around the legislation.

Philly City Council expands lead-safety testing for rental units; Mayor Kenney says he will sign it

BY: - September 27, 2019

the Philadelphia Health Department has said many units have gone untested since the old law went into effect in December 2012.


A booming Philly still can’t hide the city’s homelessness problem | John N. Mitchell

BY: - September 25, 2019

By John N. Mitchell PHILADELPHIA — I witnessed something in the last week that really took me aback; something that I should not be surprised to see, considering the times we live in and where we live. As I drove past Fashion District Philadelphia, the city’s new downtown mall that has risen up in place of […]