woodlynne cop ryan dubiel pepper spraying a teen who was sitting on a stoop
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White South Jersey Cop Charged After Pepper Spraying Black Teen Who Was Just Sitting on a Stoop

White Woodlynne Cop Ryan Dubiel Charged After Pepper Spraying a Black Teen Who Was Sitting on a Stoop The last time I checked, hanging out […]

George Smith and Austayne Brown, cousins who drove all the way from Philadelphia to Texas for the George Floyd funeral
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These Men Drove All the Way from Philly to Texas for the George Floyd Funeral

After video emerged of a Minneapolis police officer killing George Floyd with a knee on his neck and as mass protests spread around the country, […]

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Now That Frank Rizzo Is Gone, Maybe It’s Time to Talk About Those Christopher Columbus Statues

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. First Frank Rizzo. Are Those Christopher Columbus […]

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Philadelphia Community Bail Fund’s Candace McKinley on Why We Need Bail Reform Now

The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others have ignited protests around the country and brought the inextricable consequences of police brutality and […]

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Philly Police Officer Joseph Bologna, Who Is Charged With Assaulting a Protester, Has Been Suspended

The Philadelphia Police Department has announced that Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw has suspended police officer Joseph Bologna for 30 days after he was charged […]

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Black-Owned Businesses That Were Damaged and Looted — and How You Can Support Them

Given the fact that just 2.5 percent of Philly businesses are black-owned, the fact that the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately affecting black people, and the […]

Clarissa Dunston, a 103-year-old south philadelphia woman who insisted on voting in the primary
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103-Year-Old South Philly Woman Insisted On Going to Vote After Mail-In Ballot Didn’t Show Up

There’s been a lot of bad news to report lately, and that’s what I’ve spent most of the last three months doing. So when I […]

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Here’s the List of Demands Most of City Council Just Gave to Kenney for Philly Police Reform

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. 14 City Council Members Send List of […]

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Philly Police Union Doubles Down, Selling Shirts in Support of Cop Charged With Assaulting Protester

Update: Philly police just released more information about the Joseph Bologna arrest. Click here for the full update. A roundup of Philly news. This post […]

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In 2014, a Havertown Eye Doctor Went to Jail for Growing Pot. Now He’d Like His Life Back

It’s a Wednesday — April 23, 2014 — before sunrise, on a quiet residential street in Havertown. Paul Ezell, lying in his bed, asleep, hears […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: We Voted

That was a helluva week, wasn’t it? Exhausting. Enervating. Disheartening. Thrilling. Protests, riots, incendiary rhetoric, stealthy statues, armed vigilantes, governments beating and tear-gassing their citizens … it […]

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Let’s Talk About Race: Resources for White Philadelphians Who Are Ready to Actually Do Something About Racism and Anti-Blackness

Whether you’ve taken to the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers who now face murder charges, posted all your […]

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“Our Nightmares Are Different, But Our Dreams Are the Same”

We are women who lead regional offices of two storied, mission-driven national organizations focused on achieving social justice, fighting hate, and promoting equality. We are […]

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Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black Business Owners in Fashion

“Meet the 2.5 Percent” is a bi-weekly series that features stories from entrepreneurs and business owners working to recover from COVID-19, as well as damage […]

Chef Luan Tota who says he is reopening Branzino for outdoor seating on Friday against Mayor Kenney's orders
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“I’m Opening the Restaurant and If Mayor Kenney Doesn’t Like It, He Can Come Get Me”

A roundup of Philadelphia news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Yellow Phase, Yes. Outdoor Dining, No. When […]