Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Annette John-Hall checks in on why a small group of multiracial, multigenerational artists want to deep-six jazz -- the name, not the art form -- and resurrect it as "Black American Music."
On the eve of possible Oscar wins for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for The Help, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Annette John-Hall praises their performances but criticizes Hollywood for being quick to reward "mammy" roles.
As Philadelphia grapples with a skyrocketing crime rate, residents are exploring various ways to help reduce violence, including the use of video games, Annette John-Hall writes at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Annette John-Hall says it's an affront to Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy that public workers in charge of food stamps took his birthday off as they are poised to cut subsidies.
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Annette John-Hall asks why the media have not written stories about a group of teens who apologized for their classmates who reportedly beat an innocent man during a flash-mob attack.