Natalie Hope McDonald

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Natalie Hope McDonald is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. You can reach her at www.nataliehopemcdonald.com and on Twitter @NatalieMcD.

March 27, 2018

Celebrities

A Q&A with omni-talent Alan Cumming:

Author, actor and Broadway star Alan Cumming is also playing the first openly gay lead character in a new hour-long network drama.

March 12, 2018

School Violence

Teachers respond to gun violence: Don't arm us!

It didn't take a student bringing a loaded gun into Fels High School recently to remind educators that the threat of gun violence is very real.

February 21, 2018

Movies

'Black Panther' is a temporary moment of escapism for Black America

Black Panther is the first film with an African-American director and predominately black cast in history to break box office records.

February 12, 2018

Politics

Philly's new, live talk show: expect to laugh and learn

WIth "Dr. Young Unpacks," which kicks off Feb. 16 at CSz Philadelphia on Sansom Street, Danna G. Young takes her cue from television’s most popular satirists to date like Jon Stewart and Samantha Bee.

December 14, 2017

Fitness

Napping on the job and more health and wellness tips for 2018

It may seem that every new year there are brand new nuggets of advice about how to lose weight, get healthy and eat well – everything from eating more plant-based meals to cutting back on gluten and dairy. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the onslaught of advice and mixed messages.

December 14, 2017

Politics

Kenyatta makes it official: he's seeking relative's 181st district seat

"As an advocate and organizer, I’ve tried to push, pull, and partner with elected officials, community leaders, and my neighbors to plot a path forward," he says. "But there are limits to what I can do from the outside."

December 12, 2017

Diversity

Does the Philly theater community have a race problem?

Artists of color are feeling left out as arts organizations realize they need to be more inclusive.

December 1, 2017

LGBTQ

Hahnemann launches new transgender health training

When Dr. Kathy Rumer began working with transgender patients a decade ago, she was a lone wolf, operating at mostly small community hospitals.

November 2, 2017

Business

South Jersey developer is a Hall of Famer in business and leisure

An avid fisherman, the founder and CEO of The Michaels Organization in southern New Jersey is a vocal advocate for affordable housing and animal welfare.

November 1, 2017

LGBT

One year later: Strides made on Gayborhood racism, but work still to be done

A year ago, leaders and community members gathered to address allegations of rampant racism in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood bars and nonprofit organizations. And though only a small fraction of that original crowd showed up at the Gershman Y last Thursday, the latest forum was focused on the results of an intense 12-month effort.

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