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Racial Discrimination Is the Legacy South Philly Can’t Seem to Outgrow

“People like to say that Philly is a melting pot, but in a melting pot, the ingredients blend together. I would say Philadelphia is more of a patchwork quilt,” says Erica Atwood, a former member of the Nutter administration and now CEO of First Degree Consulting

The Whitewashing of Center City

Where have all the black businesses gone?

Black Teens Affected By Gun Violence Speak Out Ahead Of March For Our Lives

Parkland, it was a tragedy. But we have the same situation going on in our hood every day. And we don’t get the same response.

What Women Want

13 in Philly share their hopes for 2018

45 Philly Business Influencers to Follow on Twitter Right Now

These change makers use Twitter to spread their ideas and start dialogue. If you can get past the platform’s relentless trolls, follow these people and learn.

Kimmel Center Calls for Public Input in Renovation of Merriam Theater

The Kimmel Center is pursuing a plan to demolish one part of the Merriam Theater while renovating the other.

Lessons on community engagement from three local leaders of color

Policymakers need to listen, be aware and not assume they know what's best.

Government isn’t broken, it’s sick..

In her second guest post for our "leaders of color" series, Atwood shares a call to action for city employees.

Leaders should be bridge builders, not gatekeepers...

The city's former director of Black male engagement reflects on her path to public service in the first installment of our "leaders of color" guest post series.

Mayoral aide steps down to launch consulting firm

Mayoral aide steps down to launch consulting firm

Generocity Moving On: Black Male Engagement Director Erica Atwood

Moving On is a series of Q&As with social impact leaders who are leaving their organizations for new opportunities. Here, they will share what they learned and where they’re headed.

I Have Mixed Feelings About Luke Cage

I am totally fascinated by Storm, Bishop, Martha Jones and the Black Panther. So when I heard Luke Cage was set to be brought to life I was head over heels excited; and then reality kicked in.

Get On The Bus

This weekend, we’re taking a group of disruptors on an “Innovation Invasion” of the Pennsylvania Society soiree in New York City

Who’s Next: 18 young Pennsylvanians shaping politics

Welcome to the very first installment of a new effort here at Billy Penn. We’re calling this “Who’s Next.”

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