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CAPA students walk out to protest anti-Black discrimination

Students at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts walked out of class yesterday to protest discrimination at the school.

  • CAPA’s student body is nearly 75% non-white, but the majority of their teachers aren’t. Students say this normalizes microaggressions, and they believe their Black assistant principal is being pushed out.

Wednesday’s rally rang out with chants of “Respect Black leaders,” Emily White reports for Billy Penn, as students gave speeches expressing frustration.

Seeking sharp knives? Check South Philly’s new Steel & Stone

Ask a chef, and they’ll often say a properly sharp knife is their favorite kitchen tool.

  • Launched by a restaurant kitchen veteran, Steel & Stone is a new service that makes it easier for home cooks to get those searing sharp blades, too.

The Pennsport spot offers unusually fast 24-hour turnaround, Hope Cohen reports, in the next installment of CravePhilly.

March On: The Fight for Pride

New podcast by Billy Penn reporter Michaela Winberg
Out now: Ep. 2: “No Timbs allowed”  | Next up: Ep. 3, June 9

RECAP: What else happened?

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Nothing public in Philly for Mayor Kenney for a week, per his office, as he’s traveling. First stop is Reno for the 90th annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Next up is NYC, where Kenney attends the Yale Mayors College CEO summit.


? Cutting through the Budget BS: Join Billy Penn at Parks on Tap for a happy hour chat with Controller Rebecca Rhynhart about how Philly spends taxpayer money — and who gets a say in the process. Free with RSVP. (5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8)

? Fulfill your childhood dreams of running off to join the circus with an afternoon of free workshops at La Peg on basic aerial acrobatics, juggling, and even plate spinning. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4)

? Join bike brand Trek for rainbow-themed Pride rides between their Center City store and the hills of Manayunk. The vibe is casual, with free drinks, snacks, and swag provided. (9:00 a.m. Sunday, June 5)