Cartoonist Tim Hartman recalls the legacy and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Stu Bykofsky: Why I reject ‘systemic racism’
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
Logan Chipkin: Bob Woodson’s last march
The Civil Rights icon (and Philly native) has gone from marching with Martin Luther King, Jr, to integrate West Chester, to spending a life working on our nation’s most complex issues of poverty and race. Now, at 83, he plans to save America.
By Logan Chipkin
Matthew Brooks: NAACP fails to stand against anti-Semitism in Philly
Delaware Valley NAACP president Rodney Muhammad has come under fire for posting a profoundly anti-Semitic meme on social media. The post included a misattributed Voltaire quote (actually from an American neo-Nazi), alongside an anti-Semitic cartoon of a Jewish caricature, clasping his hands and pushing down on a mass of people […]
John McWhorter: We cannot allow ‘1619’ to dumb down America in the name of a crusade
The fundamental claim promoted by the New York Times’ 1619 Project — that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery — simply does not correspond with the facts. This false history will do more damage than its proponents realize.
By John McWhorter
Logan Chipkin: Philadelphia Urban League leads the way in an era of big government
As free market advocates, it is incumbent upon us to answer the skeptic who thinks that poor people will starve in the streets absent the State. The Urban League of Philadelphia is one such answer, right in our own backyard.
Tigre Hill: Dr. King and Cecil Moore, very different men united in common cause
One was a hard-charging Marine, the other a practitioner of nonviolent resistance. Segregation at Girard College didn’t stand a chance.
By Tigre Hill
Kevin Ferris: Dr. King’s rightful place in the history of Philly and the nation
Perhaps the civil rights leader’s most significant visit to Philadelphia was in 1959, when he posed for a Liberty Bell photo during a tour of Independence Hall.
By Kevin Ferris