Remember Trayvon Martin, 17, unarmed, who died 3 years ago today at the hands of a neighborhood watch captain with a gun. Remember Tamir Rice, 12, unarmed, holding a toy pellet gun, who died last November […]
By Eric Martin This Saturday marked fifty years since El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X, was gunned down in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom. A few celebrations took place to remember his legacy, but the […]
I’ve been struggling, like many, in the past weeks and especially in the past 48 hours to think and respond to the failure of grand juries to indict either Officer Darren Wilson for the death […]
As a white guy wading into the thicket of commentary related to Ferguson, I need to say one thing up front: The economic, political, and social structures of white supremacy that both overtly and covertly […]
It is with no irony that I remind our good readers that the events of Ferguson are happening amid Black Catholic History Month in the US Catholic Church. It was thus with great anticipation that I […]
November is Black Catholic History Month. This designation stands in its 24th year, named in 1990 by the National Black Catholic Congress of the United States “to celebrate the long history and proud heritage of Black Catholics.” […]
By Bridget O’Brien
As a native daughter of Philadelphia, I’ve been following news of Francis’s planned trip there since it was more an assumption than a fact. That probably seems reasonable—it’s not every day the pontiff visits your hometown—but if I’m honest, it’s not Francis-mania that makes me scroll through pages of coverage. I’m excited about the pope . . . but the level of energy I’ve invested in following rumors of Francis’s impending visit to Philadelphia is not significantly lower than the energy I invest in rumors of friends’ spouses’ cousins’ visiting Philadelphia.
Philadelphians are obsessed with Philly.
Editor’s Note: This four-part blog series is being co-published at DT’s Blog Partner, “Raids Across the Color Line.” Before you go on, it may be helpful to read the first and second parts of the series. The opposite […]
Editor’s Note: This four-part blog series is being co-published at DT’s Blog Partner, “Raids Across the Color Line.” Before you go on, it may be helpful to read part 1 of the series, “Growing Up Racist and Misogynist […]
Editor’s Note: This four-part blog series is being co-published at DT’s Blog Partner, “Raids Across the Color Line.” Read more about “blog partners” here. One. There’s this joke that I’ve never been able to forget. I mean, literally, […]