North Philadelphia is home to a new John Coltrane mural. But this isn’t the first mural of the legendary saxophonist to go up in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philly. The first mural, which sat near Coltrane’s former Strawberry Mansion home, was torn down in 2014 to make way for a new development.
On Tuesday, the city of Philadelphia will resurrect the memory of one of its most influential citizens, Octavius Catto, a civil rights activist whose work was instrumental in getting black men the right to vote in 1870, and who helped desegregate the city’s transportation system.
For years, activists have pushed to remove Philadelphia’s Frank Rizzo statue. Now the Rizzo statue in Philly’s Center City section shares the floor with an 800-pound Afro pick, a new sculpture by black artist Hank Willis Thomas. The sculpture is part of a series hosted by Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Monument Lab, and…
One of the most endearing things about Beyoncé is that despite her carefully crafted image, she still manages to impart the illusion that she’s just like the rest of us, a regular “Texas bama” slanging hot sauce, decrying police brutality and making Lemonade when life becomes too bitter.
For any significant change to American policing to occur, we have to
deal with upend police unions, which wield extraordinary power and influence.
Man, black people can’t even park in peace without being harassed. Philadelphia police have launched an investigation into a racist note that was left on the windshield of a car a black woman had parked on a predominantly white block in the city’s Mayfair neighborhood, Fox 29 reports.
A white U.S. Mint Philadelphia employee has been placed on leave after a noose was found at the work station of a black colleague, CBS News reports.
Two hundred and forty-one years ago, America gained its independence from Britain. Since then, July 4 has been celebrated with American flags, parades, fireworks and barbecues. The word “freedom” is often associated with the day.
Police are searching for a suspect who they say gunned down a recent high school graduate during a road rage incident in Chester County, Pa., on Wednesday.
More than 10,000 music lovers flocked to Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia Saturday for the annual Roots Picnic. This year’s festival marked the 10th anniversary of the unofficial summer launch party and kicked off Black Music Month. Stars of the past and present came out to celebrate the historic event.
Philadelphia restaurateur Saudia Shuler had something cooking up her sleeves when it came to providing her son with the prom of a lifetime. In what looks to be the prom to end all proms for the 2017 season, Shuler gave her son, Johnny Eden Jr., a Dubai experience.
In what may be the greatest protest ever, two Philadelphia police precincts received pairs of underwear from a local activist group Tuesday morning. However, the gifts were not meant to inspire thoughts of romance or affection. Instead, the packages were an ingenious protest designed to highlight a disturbing, but…
As the wave of hatred continues to pass over the country, targeting minorities of every race, gender, sexuality and creed, another Jewish cemetery, this time in Philadelphia, has been vandalized, with more than 100 headstones being damaged.
A Philadelphia pizza deliveryman who was shot multiple times after plainclothes police officers fired 14 times at his vehicle has agreed to a $4.4 million settlement with the city, the Associated Press reports.
There have been a lot of mixed emotions since the announcement of Donald Trump's presidential-election win Tuesday.
Turns out, the Philly fan who flipped off Russell Westbrook during a recent game is a North Philadelphia urologist who “whitesplained” why he decided to yell, "F—k you" to the OKC guard.
Are you young, fabulous, female and in the Philadelphia area? Then come on out to join The Root at our event on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Zion Harvey, 9, received a double hand transplant one year ago at Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and he couldn't be improving any better, according to CBS News.