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  • From the Editor: Down with the Brown

    I’m realizing only now, as I write this at 7:29 on a Tuesday night, how nearsighted and one-dimensional this issue is that we have been planning for about a month or so.It’s Black History Month, and the original goal was to highlight Philadelphia’s booming and vibrant African-American businesses, entrepreneurs and startups. I...

    • Feb 21, 2019
  • From the Editor: Candid conversation

    Her name is Lori.I don’t know her last name, because she refuses to tell me, but she’s anything but a mystery. I run into her most Thursdays when she stops in from my house to collect grabs the paper bag of goodies I’ve left especially for her. If she sees my car,...

    • Feb 15, 2019
  • From the Editor: Funny how things come full circle

    I think I always knew I wanted to be a journalist.I’m not sure where the inspiration came from, because when I look at my career in retrospect, there’s really no one person I can point to and say, ‘yep, that’s the one.’ I started out in this business working in weeklies, then...

    • Jan 24, 2019
  • From the Editor: Safety in numbers

    For the latter part of a year, Philadelphia Weekly has been a part of the solutions-driven initiative, Broke in Philly.The project – of which PW is part of, along with 21 other like-minded publications and organizations – is designed to tell the stories of Philadelphians living in poverty and hopefully, find a...

    • Jan 17, 2019
  • From the Editor: Deep roots

    I know I’m a week late to the party piling on debate of what was yet another Mummers Parade mired in controversy.However, given our publication’s namesake, I think that offers a pass.

    • Jan 9, 2019
  • From the Editor: Resolute

    There is something to be said for the clean slate a new year provides.I’m not talking about all the bullshit resolutions that never get kept, or the stuff mainstream media tells you to consider, I’m referring to the more subtle changes which arrive from being a year older, and a bit more...

    • Jan 2, 2019
  • From the Editor: All schools matter

    Here’s my holiday wish, New Year’s Eve aspiration, whatever you want to call it…Next year, we make a vow to consider the things that are important. That will help us out in the long run. What’s important for not just our immediate and extended families, but ultimately for the greater good.

    • Dec 27, 2018
  • One of a kind: Saying goodbye to Rich Donnelly

    Dan McDonough, owner of Philadelphia Weekly, fills in for Editor Kerith Gabriel this week.In 2016, Rich Donnelly was one of the most consequential people in the Philadelphia region that I had never heard of.Over the course of four decades, Rich did something few people do in business – he built a company...

    • Dec 19, 2018
  • From the Editor: Speaking freely

    Over the weekend I caught up with a longtime friend who just had to tell me this joke he’d heard to gauge how I felt about it.Let me preface by saying that I’ve known this friend since high school--someone that I’ve been through the ringer with. He’s White, but has never said...

    • Dec 13, 2018

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