This is the view from within the encampment on the Parkway

The City announced this morning it will disband the autonomous tent city by next Friday. But Brandon Dorfman takes us inside, to meet organizers and the people experiencing homelessness who called it home.

Grasslands’ Chloe Steerman is changing the narrative about women and leadership in the cannabis industry

“In terms of public figures and still more women in the cannabis world, whether it's on stage at [MJBizCon] or launching their own brands or whatever it is, we're seeing more women,” said Chloe Steerman, an Account Executive at Colorado-based Grasslands, a journalism-minded PR agency in the cannabis space that’s gone to great lengths to elevate the voices of women into leadership roles. “We're just not seeing them in those positions of leadership and positions of power.”

I’m 3 Years Sober But I’m Terrified The Coronavirus Will Destroy That — And My Life

Sobriety is fragile, and much like the soft fabric of society, it can come undone under the weight of disease or trauma. Sometimes, it takes much less for things to fall apart.

The Legacy of Northeast Philly’s “Redlining” Against Methadone Clinics

Protesting residents of the mostly white, working-class neighborhoods of Holmesburg and Mayfair in Northeast Philadelphia accepted back in 2013 that methadone clinics were needed to help people with opioid use disorders. The caveat, according to them, was that they didn’t belong near churches, daycares or schools—or anywhere near the residential zones and revitalizing business centers where people in Northeast Philly live and work.

Ronald Crawford believes Meek Mill, Jay Z and Nas have something healing to say to Philly’s returning citizens

Ronald Crawford has a deep understanding of Meek Mill’s trauma, having chronicled the North Philly hip hop artist’s lost decade to a punitive cycle of probation and incarceration in a recent book What’s Free? It Ain’t Being Booked or On Paper.

The Tragedy of Loki of Asgard Is the Unaddressed Trauma of Adoption

The real tragedy of Loki of Asgard in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is how his character arc perpetuates the “savior myth of adoption.” His is the story of a little blue baby icicle that dismisses a critical biological and psychological truth: adoption is trauma.

Bankruptcy Promised Me a Fresh Start. Predatory Lenders Are Trying to Ruin It.

For millions of families, debt forgiveness isn’t enough. Without a sustainable income or other necessities such as adequate health care, a bankruptcy discharge can perpetuate the cycle of debt, opening the door to unique yet systemic forms of predatory lending.

Drug Deaths in Black Communities and Our Collective Denial

"While white addicts receive treatment, drug counseling, and a lenient criminal justice system, there are Black people still behind bars because of mandatory minimums, three-strikes laws, and disparate drug sentencing."