This retired social worker observes Ramadan while feeding others
Addressing hunger in the city has been Gaye Nailah Johns’ mission for two decades as director of the Sadaqah food program.
Black activists and officials see a major threat in South’s plans to reopen
A coalition of mostly Black female activists is asking public health officials to extend their stay-at-home orders.
This West Philly high school teacher struggles to reconnect with her students
The pandemic is exacerbating long-existing inequities in all areas of society across the city and the country, but perhaps nowhere more acutely than in education.
Joining a broader movement to fight for tenant rights
Philadelphia is the poorest big city in America, with nearly a quarter of its citizens living below the federal poverty line and more than one in 10 Philadelphians in deep poverty. About 47 percent of residents are renters, with 54 percent paying at least 30 percent of their income in rent.
Sen. Kamala Harris on coronavirus, disparities and the veep question
The 19th spoke with the former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate during Black Maternal Health Week about issues including maternal mortality, pay equity, benefits for low-wage workers and how the pandemic could impact the 2020 election.
How this Philly pastor is steering her flock and family through coronavirus
The Rev. Leslie Callahan, the first female pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, tends to her flock and her family. “I feel like, as a Black woman, we just do what we’ve got to do,” Callahan said. “Who has time to think about how I feel about this?”
Lilly Ledbetter, advocate for equal pay for women, endorses Joe Biden
Ledbetter cites Biden's experience, saying "we need someone that knows how Congress and the presidency works.”
Domestic workers become "even more essential" in times of crisis
A Q&A with Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Handicapping the potential vice presidential candidates
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has said he will choose a woman to be his vice presidential running mate, prompting lots of speculation and interest in who that might be.
Karen Bass, head of the Congressional Black Caucus, backs Biden
The Congressional Black Caucus has not made a formal presidential endorsement, but Chairwoman Karen Bass says she's all in for Biden.
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