Frederick Douglass never let his circumstances define him, and I will never let mine define me.
By Aleida Silva-Garcia
What can left-wing efforts to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus tell us about our current state of affairs in Philadelphia?
By Lou Barletta
John Meko: Why the Union League is honoring the great patriot, abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass with a new portrait
Patriot, abolitionist, educator — why the Union League has unveiled a brand-new portrait of the American hero Frederick Douglass.
By John Meko
N. Philadelphia serial killer and rapist Gary Michael Heidnik, who inspired the character Buffalo Bill in “Silence of the Lambs,” manipulated the psychiatric and justice systems until the end. But at that end, he had one last, truthful thing to say.
By Thom Nickels
As we celebrate our Independence Day, perhaps the inspired words of a few local high school writers will help to dampen the divisions between us and re-inspire a sense of shared patriotism.
By Chris Gibbons
Yes, the story of the city’s mishandling of MOVE remains is another horrible indignity in a tragic saga. But today’s retelling of MOVE is also tragically incomplete.
By Larry Platt
Robert Petrone: Christopher Columbus is the greatest hero of the 15th & 16th centuries (pt. VIII): The Final Voyage to Freedom
Christopher Columbus was none of the epithets with which his detractors repeatedly characterize him — and all of the historical resources show this unequivocally. Part eight in a series of eight.
By Robert Petrone
Robert Petrone: Christopher Columbus is the greatest hero of the 15th & 16th centuries (pt. VII): The First Civil Rights Legislation of the Americas
Christopher Columbus was none of the epithets with which his detractors repeatedly characterize him — and all of the historical resources show this unequivocally. Part seven in a series of eight.
By Robert Petrone
The moment of my real race awakening came in 1955 with the murder of Emmett Till in Mississippi for supposedly flirting with a white woman.
By Stu Bykofsky