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When Children Force Us to Remember What We’d Rather Forget

If you’re a newcomer to Philadelphia, chances are you’ve walked by the Municipal Services Center and paid very little attention to the statue that stands […]

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City Announces Developer for MOVE Bombing Area

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority has chosen a company to redevelop 36 rowhomes in West Philadelphia where police bombed a house full of black liberationists in 1985, […]

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Trump’s Election Was a Bomb Dropped on a Calm Neighborhood

Almost exactly ten years after my family had left Guatemala — a country mired in a horrifically violent and bloody 36-year undeclared war waged by […]

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Can Philly Fix the Block It Razed, Then Shabbily Rebuilt, After MOVE Bombing?

There’s no historical marker at 6221 Osage Avenue to tell the casual passersby what happened here in 1985 — that the Philadelphia Police Department dropped […]

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The MOVE Anniversary: What They’re Saying

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVbOlY7svfE It was a local tragedy, but the 30th anniversary of the MOVE bombing has prompted some recollections and other thoughts in national and even […]

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Thirty Years Later, MOVE Still Hurts

On May 13, 1985 — 30 years ago today — a city decided to selectively bomb its citizens. On Mother’s Day 1985, residents on a […]

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MOVE 30: Inside the May 1985 Assault on Osage Avenue

A version of this article was originally published in 2012. On May 13, 1985 at 5:20 p.m., a blue and white Pennsylvania State Police helicopter […]

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One of Us: Ramona Africa, MOVE Member

My name is … Ramona Africa. My mother named me Ramona, and Africa comes from my membership in MOVE. It symbolizes the origin of life, […]

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MOVE Member Dies In Prison: Natural Causes or Suspicious Circumstances?

On Saturday, MOVE member Phil Africa — born William Phillips — died in prison in Dallas, Pennsylvania, where he was serving a 30- to 100-year sentence for […]

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MOVE Would Have Never Happened in a White Neighborhood

A version of this story originally ran in 2012. On May 13, 1985 at 5:20 p.m., a blue and white Pennsylvania State Police helicopter took […]

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MOVE Bombing Documentary Now on Netflix Instant

Just a quick heads up: Let the Fire Burn, the 2013 documentary detailing Philly’s 1985 MOVE bombing is now available to stream instantly on Netflix. […]

Birdie Africa survived the MOVE bombing in Philadelphia
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Birdie Africa: The Lost Boy

HE WENT TO THE FIRE The city was burning, and he went to the fire and got as close as he could. Something strange had […]

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Did Frank Rizzo Try to Prevent the MOVE Bombing?

I just finished screening Let the Fire Burn, a fascinating new documentary about the MOVE bombing in Philadelphia. And whether you think you know everything […]

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Everybody Loves the New MOVE Documentary

There’s a new documentary about the 1985 bombing of the MOVE house in Cobbs Creek comprised entirely of found footage.  And the critics–well, two very […]