April 26, 2018

Collaborative reporting on economic justice




Some white people in Philly are giving away money as reparations

January 24, 2018

Over the last year, a 35-year-old West Philadelphia resident came to the realization that while he worked hard for his $120,000-a-year corporate salary, he didn’t necessarily earn it. After all, he figured, white privilege paved the way for his many advantages: a college education, limited debt, and that well-paying job. […]


Filling the Space Between Philadelphia and Puerto Rico

April 19, 2018

It’s an unexpected message from a woman who has dedicated her life to helping the Puerto Rican community in Philadelphia. But Hurricane Maria and the subequent flood of evacuees to Pennsylvania further exacerbated a problem that has long plagued impoverished Puerto Ricans. There are not enough resources to go around. […]


Why 1 in 14 Philly renters faces eviction every year

April 19, 2018

The rowhouse in Port Richmond looked promising, with three bedrooms, new floors, and a small white porch out front. After having moved three times in 15 months, Linda Watson hoped she’d found some stability there with her 21-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son. […]

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Broke in Philly editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky listens as WHYY Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue Sandra Clark speaks on a panel on “Building Trust with the Public” during the Society of Professional Journalists conference Sunday at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. WHYY is one of 19 news organizations partnering with Broke in Philly.

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