Statement by Kenyatta Johnson

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To the Editor: I want to respond directly to the misleading and misinformed statements in your coverage of Peace Not Guns. First, Peace Not Guns is a legitimate non-profit organization. It is properly registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Any suggestion to the contrary is simply wrong, and it is shocking that you could fail […]

Axis Podcast 14

In the last AxisPhilly podcast Julia Bergman revisits a Catholic school in Germantown to evaluate an experiment in learning they started this school year. The podcast also includes a CityJournal entry, a personal essay by Erin Corona.

The Peace Not Guns puzzle

Questions linger over Peace Not Guns, the group formed by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson. Carla Robinson reports on the last developments in the story broken by AxisPhilly.

Telling stories

In his final column, Solomon Jones reflects on the work he has done with AxisPhilly in finding the stories behind the numbers that define Philadelphia.

The Rules Are For Chumps Club

Why follow the rules when you can ignore them? That’s the premise of public officials and the politically connected, as Tom Ferrick illustrates with recent examples.

Money gone, then a quiet exit

When the chief financial officer of the nonprofit that gets tax money to promote the city left her post in 2012, there was no fanfare. Only later did the real reasons for her exit emerge, in a few lines on the group’s federal tax form. Julia Bergman reports on the facts in the case.