Chef Elijah Milligan's bison burger (Photo: Submitted)
Food

Philly chefs offer favorite recipes to feast on for National Burger Day

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE — Americans eat around 50 billion burgers each year. That equals an average of three burgers a week for everyone in the United States. Imagine if you put all of those burgers in a straight line, it would wrap around the Earth more than 32 times. […read more]

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The congregation at The Philadelphia Masjid, Inc. (Photo by: Abdul R. Sulayman | Tribune Chief Photographer)
Community

The Philadelphia Masjid, Inc.: Reclaiming a bastion for Black Muslims

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE — As one of the nation’s most historic Islamic sites, The Philadelphia Masjid, Inc. has a deep and textured history that’s seen highs and lows — from the building of a thriving religious community to having its very existence threatened. The Masjid was established in 1976 as a congregation of eight temples that were formerly apart of the Nation of Islam, and is known for fostering a robust Black Muslim community that produced devout followers, operated businesses and maintained an independent school. […read more]

"I call it the Kenney doomsday real estate tax maching." Deomocratic mayoral candidate Alan Butkovitiz said on THursady in decision his property assessment reforms outside City Hall. (Photo by: Philadelphia Tribune | Michael D'Onofrio)
Economy

Butkovitz pledges to make property assessments revenue-neural, create a ‘taxpayer advocate’

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE — Democratic mayoral candidate Alan Butkovitz says the city’s property taxes are out of whack for many, plagued by errors and inaccuracies that served as a “back door tax increase.” Butkovitz, the former city controller, pledged Thursday to make property reassessments revenue-neutral, scrap recent property revaluations and establish a “taxpayer advocate” to challenge the Office of Property Assessment’s calculations. […read more]

Buffalo Soilders admire a picture of Audrey Patrick Johnson-Thorton (Photo by: Adbul R. Sulayman | Philadelphia Tribune)
Black History

Saying goodbye to a local legend

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE — The Belmont Mansion Museum, a historic stop on the Underground Railroad, was transformed into an appropriate homage on Friday to the person responsible for its existence. The body of Audrey Patrick Johnson-Thornton lay in state Friday afternoon inside the museum atop the Belmont Plateau as a steady stream of visitors paid their final respects to the former director who saved the site from demolition more than 30 years ago. […read more]

Thomas McClary of The Commoders, left, and Marshall F. Stevenson, a dean at the University of Eastern Shore Maryland, during a Pan African Development Conference at Delaware State University on Thursday. (Photo by: Photo by: Delaware State University | Carlos Holmes)
Education

Leaders discuss HBCUs and the African diaspora

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE — Marshall F. Stevenson would like to see students who attend historically Black colleges and universities make a trip to Africa at least once during their matriculation.“ I’ve always been a proponent of that for Africa,” said Stevenson, dean of the School of Education, Social Sciences and the Arts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, an HBCU. […read more]

Glenn Ellis
Health

OP-ED: Unhealthy state of affairs regarding Black health

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE — There is no disagreement that African Americans have worse health outcomes across the board. Researchers, scientists, sociologists, and doctor all agree. Data and statistics reflect the dismal reality that if you are African American, you will be more likely to die at birth, die giving birth, grow up sicker, be diagnosed of a life-threatening illness later, and die sooner. […read more]