OPINION: Black People, Let’s Stop Tearing Each Other Apart Over Meek Mill

“Meek Mill got what he deserved,” my 46-year old barber declared in a shop full of other Black men while discussing the famed rapper’s recent prison sentence. […]


We Asked John Fetterman If He’s a Sheetz or Wawa Guy

If you don’t know John Fetterman by now, you should. A physically striking man often clad in black, Fetterman is not exactly someone you’d expect to […]


Judge: Philly “Is Not a ‘Sanctuary City'”

In a major update in the sanctuary cities dispute, a federal judge has moved to prevent the Department of Justice from withholding essential funding to Philly. In […]


Feds: Philly Cop Helped Baltimore Officers Sell Seized Drugs

The Philadelphia Police Department has suspended a 35th District officer for 30 days with intent to dismiss after he was indicted by federal authorities in […]

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Meet the Philly Writer Who’s a National Book Award Finalist

West Philly’s Carmen Maria Machado doesn’t like New York. But she’s there today. The 31-year-old literary mastermind’s latest collection — Her Body and Other Parties — […]


Whistleblower and Temple Professor John Raines Dies

John Raines, one of several whistleblowers who broke into an FBI office in Media in 1971, died on Sunday. He was 84 years old. Raines was a cleric, civil […]

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Trans Awareness Week Officially Kicks Off: Here’s a Full Lineup Of Events

In what has now become a tradition, the Trans Equity Project, a group within GALAEI, is kicking off its Trans Awareness Week. A part of a […]

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Here’s Why Philly Is Covered in Ginkgo Leaves Right Now

If you haven’t seen carpets of ginkgo leaves on Philly’s streets this fall, you’ve probably seen them littering your Instagram or Twitter feed. And just in […]


OPINION: Meek Mill’s Prison Sentence Isn’t the Hill to Die On

I was sitting in the Marriott hotel at 12th and Market on Monday shortly after the #FreeMeekMill rally at the Criminal Justice Center when a […]


These Philadelphians Are Raising Money to Bail Out Inmates

Bethany Stewart wants you to turn up this weekend. More specifically, she wants you to “TurnUp to BailOut.” That’s the name of an event she and […]


Report: FBI Investigating Meek Mill’s Philly Judge

According to a report first published by the New York Post’s Page Six, federal authorities have launched an investigation into the Philadelphia Court of Common […]

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Deleted Video Leads to New Charges in Penn State Frat Death

The investigation into the death of 19-year-old Penn State student Timothy Piazza has taken a major turn. Twelve additional Beta Theta Pi brothers were charged in Piazza’s death […]


Black Lives Matter Activist Asa Khalif Arrested at Protest

The most prominent Black Lives Matter activist in Philadelphia was arrested on Monday. Officials said Asa Khalif, leader of Black Lives Matter Movement Pennsylvania, was taken into custody […]


Philly College Students Say Uber Driver Stranded Them at Deserted Construction Site

Two students at Temple and Drexel universities say they had a nightmarish Uber rider earlier this month — and they’re warning other Philly women to […]


Gay-Bashing Victims Settle Lawsuit with Attackers

Just over three years since Zachary Hesse and Andrew Haught were attacked at 16th and Chancellor streets in a case that became known as the […]