Tagged Philadelphia

Looking for Answers About City and State Benefits, of All Kinds?

Stop in and talk to a member of Philadelphia's new Community Resource Corps (CRC), which is an Americorp program.  The CRC connects with residents and is committed to identifying and reducing barriers to ensure residents…

Looking for Answers About City and State Benefits, of All Kinds?

Stop in and talk to a member of Philadelphia's new Community Resource Corps (CRC), which is an Americorp program.  The CRC connects with residents and is committed to identifying and reducing barriers to ensure residents…

Tummy Troubles? The Surprising Link Between the Gut and Brain and how Thinking about it can Help!

Chronic GI disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease, reflux, etc are frequent concerns addressed in doctor’s offices throughout the United States.  Unfortunately, most people dealing…

Looking for Answers About City and State Benefits, of All Kinds?

Stop in and talk to a member of Philadelphia's new Community Resource Corps (CRC), which is an Americorp program.  The CRC connects with residents and is committed to identifying and reducing barriers to ensure residents…

Looking for Answers About City and State Benefits, of All Kinds?

Stop in and talk to a member of Philadelphia's new Community Resource Corps (CRC), which is an Americorp program.  The CRC connects with residents and is committed to identifying and reducing barriers to ensure residents…

Your Gingerbread Library: Cookie Decoration and Architectural Design

Join us for some gingerb(reading) at the Free Library! What better way to show your love for the Free Library than recreating your branch as a gingerbread house?! In this workshop, open to adults and families, representatives from the…

Virtual Monday Poets: Airea D. Matthews and Phillip B. Williams

Join us for an evening of beautiful poetry by poets Airea D. Matthews (Philadelphia Poet Laureate) and Phillip B. Williams. This virtual event is free. Please register starting 11/22/22 at  mondaypoets.eventbrite.com .  You…

Looking for Answers About City and State Benefits, of All Kinds?

Stop in and talk to a member of Philadelphia's new Community Resource Corps (CRC), which is an Americorp program.  The CRC connects with residents and is committed to identifying and reducing barriers to ensure residents…

Looking for Answers About City and State Benefits, of All Kinds?

Stop in and talk to a member of Philadelphia's new Community Resource Corps (CRC), which is an Americorp program.  The CRC connects with residents and is committed to identifying and reducing barriers to ensure residents…

Looking for Answers About City and State Benefits, of All Kinds?

Stop in and talk to a member of Philadelphia's new Community Resource Corps (CRC), which is an Americorp program.  The CRC connects with residents and is committed to identifying and reducing barriers to ensure residents…

Looking for Answers About City and State Benefits, of All Kinds?

Stop in and talk to a member of Philadelphia's new Community Resource Corps (CRC), which is an Americorp program.  The CRC connects with residents and is committed to identifying and reducing barriers to ensure residents…

City Planning Discussion Group

Join us for our monthly City Planning discussion group. Discussion topics cover the greater Philadelphia region. This month covers the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's 2050 plan.  December 9, 2022 |…

Notable African Americans From Philadelphia

Notable African Americans from the City of Brotherly Love.

Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)

Full access to the oldest continuously published daily Black newspaper in the United States.

Philadelphia Inquirer Digital Archive 1860-2001

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Archive-It

Archive-It, a web archiving service, to collect and store the websites of Philadelphia government agencies and selected cultural institutions, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the American Philosophical Society. You can search…

Kerri K. Greenidge | The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Historian Kerri K. Greenidge is the author of  Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter , a portrait of the post-Reconstruction civil…

Andrew K. Diemer | Vigilance: The Life of William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad

Andrew K. Diemer is the author of  The Politics of Black Citizenship: Free African Americans in the Mid-Atlantic Borderland, 1817–1863 , an examination of the ways in which free Black Philadelphians and Baltimoreans fought to defend…

Ross Gay | Inciting Joy: Essays with Major Jackson | A Beat Beyond: Selected Prose of Major Jackson

Ross Gay is the author of The Book of Delights , a life-affirming collection of short lyric essays that reminds readers to appreciate so-called ordinary wonders, even during turbulent times. His several volumes of poetry include Catalog…

Camika Royal | Not Paved For Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia

In conversation with Edwin Mayorga and Sharif El-Mekki  For 20 years  Camika Royal  was a middle and high school teacher and a teaching coach for her fellow educators in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and her hometown of Philadelphia.…

Diane McKinney-Whetstone | Our Gen

Acclaimed for crafting “sharply drawn characters, exuberant prose,” and “plenty of period detail” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ), Diane McKinney-Whetstone is the author of six novels, including  Tumbling ,  Tempest Rising ,  Trading…

Malcolm Nance | They Want to Kill Americans: The Militias, Terrorists, and Deranged Ideology of the Trump Insurgency

In conversation with Marc Lamont Hill A world-renowned counterterrorism expert and former career intelligence officer who has deployed in the Balkans, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa,  Malcolm Nance  is a longtime consultant for…

Jason Rekulak | Hidden Pictures

In conversation with Liz Moore Jason Rekulak ’s Edgar Award–nominated debut novel The Impossible Fortress tells a coming-of-age story of first love, old school computer programming, and the heist of a Playboy magazine that features…

Jennifer Lin | Beethoven in Beijing: Stories from the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Historic Journey to China

In conversation with Nydia Han, Consumer Investigative Reporter and co-anchor of 6ABC Action News Sunday mornings A reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 31 years, Jennifer Lin worked as an international correspondent in China, a…

Erika M. Kitzmiller | The Roots of Educational Inequality: Philadelphia's Germantown High School, 1907–2014

Education historian Erika M. Kitzmiller has conducted research in the city of Philadelphia, its public schools, and the Free Library for nearly two decades. The result of her investigation is  The Roots of Educational Inequality , a…

Ro Khanna | Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us

In conversation with Jonathan Tamari Born in Philadelphia to an immigrant family, Democrat  Ro Khanna  has served as the U.S. representative for California’s 17th congressional district—better known as Silicon Valley— since 2017. The…

Jessamine Chan | The School for Good Mothers

In conversation with Liz Moore Co-sponsored by Blue Stoop A former reviews editor at  Publishers Weekly ,  Jessamine Chan  has published short stories in  Tin House  and  Epoch . She has received residencies and fellowships from various…

Solomon Jones | Ten Lives, Ten Demands: Life and Death Stories, and a Black Activist’s Blueprint for Racial Justice

An award-winning  Philadelphia Daily News  columnist and morning host for 900 am WURD radio in Philadelphia,  Solomon Jones  is the author of the  Essence  bestselling novel  The Bridge , as well as the critically acclaimed books  Pipe…

Larry Miller and Laila Lacy | Jump: My Secret Journey from the Streets to the Boardroom

In conversation with Fat Joe , rapper, producer, platinum recording artist, and host of the Fat Joe Show Named the first chairman of the Jordan Brand Advisory Board in January 2019, Larry Miller led Michael Jordan’s $200-million…

Mike Sielski | The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality

In conversation with Michael Days A sports columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer since 2013, Mike Sielski is the author of Fading Echoes , the true story of two Pennsylvania high school football rivals who later found brotherhood while…

Ray Didinger | Finished Business: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes, and Heartaches

In conversation with Michael Smerconish Five-time Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year, Ray Didinger covered the NFL for The Philadelphia Bulletin and the Philadelphia Daily News for over 25 years. He has authored or coauthored 11…

Larry Krasner | For the People: A Story of Justice and Power 

In conversation with Chris Jackson, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, One World; and  Khadijah Costley White, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University Winning on a platform of prison reform…

Sonia Sanchez | Collected Poems

In conversation with M. Nzadi Keita, Poet-in-Residence, Associate Professor; co-coordinator, African-American/Africana Studies at Ursinus College, and author of Brief Evidence of Heaven: Poems from the life of Anna Murray Douglass…

An Evening with Signe Wilkinson

In celebration of thirty-five years of cartooning at the Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer . The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, Signe Wilkinson is acclaimed for her distinctive and irreverent art. A…

Antonio M. Johnson | You Next: Reflections in Black Barber Shops

The nephew of a beloved neighborhood barber, West Philadelphian Antonio M. Johnson is the creator of  You Next , a pictorial dive into one of African American men’s most valued institutions. Part sanctuary, part cultural space, barber…

Inga Saffron | Becoming Philadelphia: How an Old American City Made Itself New Again

Architectural critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 20 years, Inga Saffron won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her sagacious critiques of urbanism, planning, and Philly’s hyper-rapid transformation after a half-century slump.…