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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 […]

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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 […]

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OPINION: The City Tolerates the FOP’s Lack of Respect for Black Lives

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” […]

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Kenney Calls Out Philly Police Union Head Over “Divisive Words”

This weekend, the nation learned that Philadelphia police union chief John McNesby had referred to Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrating outside the home of a cop who fatally shot […]

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Philly FOP Holds “Back the Blue” Police Rally in Northeast Philly

A “Black the Blue” police rally drew a substantial turnout on Thursday night in Northeast Philly. John McNesby, president of Philly’s Fraternal Order of Police union, […]

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OPINION: White People, Only You Can Stop the Next Charlottesville

The moment I came out of the womb, I already had two strikes against me: being black and gay in a nation that continues to […]

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Pa. AG to Probe Fatal Police Shooting of David Jones

The Pa. Attorney General will take over the investigation into the fatal police shooting of David Jones. The shooting occurred on the evening of June 8th in […]

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Asa Khalif: The Face of a Movement

Philadelphia activist Asa Khalif is no stranger to controversy, but even he was unprepared for the slings and arrows of Breitbart. As the Philly face […]

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The Biggest Winners and Losers in Philadelphia’s 2017 Primary Election

Philadelphia’s election on Tuesday was a game-changer. The winner of the Democratic primary for district attorney is a criminal defense lawyer who has never prosecuted a case […]

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Listen to the Latest “Pushback” Podcast: The Burdens and Privileges of Being the Face of a Movement

The latest episode of “Pushback,” the podcast co-produced by Philly Mag and WURD, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or […]

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OPINION: Black Lives Matter’s “Black Only” Meetings Aren’t Racist

I consider myself an intersectional feminist. Despite being a man, I personally stand as a proud ally for women’s rights and support their equal upward […]

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What’s Behind the DOJ’s Abdication on Checking Police Abuse

On Wednesday, a judge in Baltimore denied a Department of Justice request to delay a public hearing designed to let city residents share their views […]

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BLM Philly Defends Its “Black Only” Meetings

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Black Lives Matter PA Calls on DA Seth Williams to Resign

Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania protesters took to the streets outside indicted Philly District Attorney Seth Williams’s Center City office this morning. 

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Pa. House Passes Another Cop Shooting Bill

A bill that would stall the naming of police involved in deadly shootings has passed the state House.