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Should Gov. Corbett Execute Raped Philly Teen?

At a mere 13 years old, Terrance Williams started getting raped by 51-year-old Amos Norwood. Repeatedly. For five years, until he had just barely turned […]

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American Slavery Was Born 393 Years Ago Today

As you take your lunch break today in Center City, stroll over to Front and Market where the historic London Coffee House once stood, and […]

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Mayor Nutter Tells Firefighters to Shut Up While He Blows Smoke

To paraphrase the First Amendment of the federal constitution, “The Mayor of Philadelphia shall make no law abridging firefighters’ freedom of speech … or their […]

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Why Is One of Philly’s Greatest Teachers Being Ignored?

The birth of Edward Wesley Robinson Jr. on April 24, 1918 in Philadelphia laid the foundation for the birth of African consciousness—and the academic excellence […]

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Mitt Romney Doesn’t Care About Black Students

Corporate money men love Philadelphia’s black children so much that they are altruistically fighting to provide an Ivy League-caliber education to every one of them. […]

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10 Things You Don’t Know About the Trayvon Martin Case

Ever since mainstream media finally decided that the February 26th shooting death of black teen Trayvon Martin was newsworthy, which was about a month after […]

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Philly’s Bomb-Dropping, Guns-Blazing, Child-Murdering Day

On May 13, 1985 at 5:20 p.m., a blue and white Pennsylvania State Police helicopter took off from the command post’s flight pad at 63rd […]

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Would Arizona Police Stop Jennifer Lopez for ID?

Picture this: A-list actress Jennifer Lopez and All-Star third baseman Alex Rodriguez are hanging out at a Phoenix club, dancing and drinking with friends after […]

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Occupy Philly Activists Go to Trial, Maybe to Jail

On April 26, 2012, several defendants could be sent to prison for what they did outside a government facility on November 29th last year, prior […]

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Florida State Attorney Should Prosecute Zimmerman Like She Does Black Kids

In America (which obviously includes Florida), “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” W.E.B. Du Bois was correct when […]

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Not Everyone With an Illegal Gun Deserves Jail Time

Most Philadelphians believe that violent crime is the city’s biggest problem. As a result, you might think severe punishment for anyone who illegally possesses a […]

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Gil Scott-Heron’s Revolution Will Be Televised

When he first told America in 1970 that “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” after writing it in 1968 at age 19, Gil Scott-Heron set […]

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Florida Teen Trayvon Martin Was Murdered Twice

It’s been more than a few hours since your teenage son went out to buy some snacks during a break in a televised NBA All-Star […]

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Pop Language Quiz: Racist or Not Racist?

Racism is not just lynching, cross-burning, redlining, employment discrimination, educational barriers, or even malicious slurs, and those who manifest the unconscious and passive form of […]

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Our Racist Judicial System Wishes a Happy Birthday to Dred Scott

Yesterday (March 6th) was the 155th anniversary of the blatantly racist, but patently honest, 1857 Dred Scott decision—and the American legal system threw a birthday […]