Black History Month


Family members recall Joe Frazier’s ‘Fight of the Century’ victory over Muhammad Ali

Joe Frazier's family remembers exactly where they were on March 8, 1971, when Frazier won one of the biggest heavyweight fights in history.

Five wines from Black-owned wineries, in one flight

Ristorante Panorama in Old City, which has an enviable number of wines by the glass, is offering this flight for a limited time.

Five wines from Black-owned wineries, in one flight

Ristorante Panorama in Old City, which has an enviable number of wines by the glass, is offering this flight for a limited time.

Photos in ‘The Black Civil War Soldier’ by Deborah Willis remember a quest for freedom

Eminent scholar Deborah Willis, who grew up in North Philadelphia, says Black soldiers’ Civil War photos were sending a message: “That there was and will be a Black future.”

Photos in ‘The Black Civil War Soldier’ by Deborah Willis remember a quest for freedom

Eminent scholar Deborah Willis, who grew up in North Philadelphia, says Black soldiers’ Civil War photos were sending a message: “That there was and will be a Black future.”

Apps and maps bring the Underground Railroad to life for students in this South Jersey town

Through real assignments and virtual tours, students are discovering sites and burial grounds that made their town, Lawnside, a historic stop on the Underground Railroad.

Apps and maps bring the Underground Railroad to life for students in this South Jersey town

Through real assignments and virtual tours, students are discovering sites and burial grounds that made their town, Lawnside, a historic stop on the Underground Railroad.
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This Black History Month, help us be the generation that ends systemic racism | Opinion

Our Philadelphia-grown blueprint for change will work—because it has to.

The 1905 Philadelphia Giants are mostly forgotten, but they were one of baseball’s great teams

The Giants boasted five Hall of Famers and dominated Black baseball in the early 20th century. But the history of what they did and who they were isn't easy to find.

Celebrate Black History Month with these Philly events

Celebrate Black history in February with these great events.

Ya Fav Trashman wants you to try these Black-owned restaurants and bakeries

Part of the proceeds from the restaurants will go to Haigler's latest mission: a massive voter registration and education effort ahead of Philly's 2021 judicial races.

Looking to support Philly’s Black-owned restaurants during Black History Month? Here are some of my favorites. | Craig LaBan

The desire to support more Black-owned restaurants is timely, productive, and hopefully lasting.

14 Philly Black-owned businesses to support right now

More than a dozen of Philly's Black-owned businesses, from bookshops to candlemakers to high fashion to young entrepreneurs who will be the next generation of this city’s Black business owners.

Walk Philly's Black history with these two tours of the city's antislavery sites

It's more than just Harriet Tubman: Philadelphia was an important stop on the Underground Railroad, and in the fight against slavery. And you can learn this history by walking it.

Philly’s Acori Honzo couldn’t find figurines of Black folks, so he started sculpting them

Cherry Street Pier artist Acori Honzo has created dozens of figurines of Black leaders like Malcolm X, Whoopi Goldberg, The Notorious B.I.G., and Marvin Gaye.

Black Philadelphians who recall the 1960s assess race relations in a still-divided country

In a year that saw multiracial groups protesting racism and police shootings, nearly half the country's voters wanted to keep Trump in office.

Opinion

As the nation reckons with racism, Philly’s African American Museum is wildly underfunded | Opinion

Founded in 1976 for the city’s bicentennial celebration (after significant advocacy for the representation of African Americans), AAMP helped shape a more comprehensive version of American History.

Opinion

Black women are founders of American democracy. How will we live up to their ideals? | Opinion

While too many Black were disenfranchised even after the 19th Amendment's ratification a century ago, they never waited for permission before promoting their vision of fundamental rights.

A school once named after a Confederate general now honors a former NBC10 anchor’s trailblazing parents

The Virginia school’s name was changed to Unity Braxton Middle School in June in honor of Monique Braxton’s parents. It had been named after Stonewall Jackson.

The threat to a John Coltrane mural shows how development can erase Black history in Philly

Development has cost Philadelphia four to six murals a year amid the recent construction boom. The latest threatened is a John Coltrane memorial in Strawberry Mansion.