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Asa Khalif Is Running for Philadelphia City Council. Is City Council Ready for Him?

One November morning a little over a year ago, Asa Khalif and Ikey Raw paid a visit to the Philadelphia office of Josh Shapiro, the […]

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Asa Khalif Says He’s Running for City Council

Most people who have run for City Council in Philadelphia have never put a Ku Klux Klan hood on the head of the Frank Rizzo […]

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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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Councilman Curtis Jones’s Field Trip

The plan sounded really—well, the word that comes to mind is bizarre: City Council members and staffers would convene in an ornate, gilded room at […]

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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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Philly Teacher Arrested After Rizzo Statue Protest

A Philly teacher has been charged with terroristic threats following an alleged altercation during a protest of the city’s Frank Rizzo statue. John Edward Sheerin, […]

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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 […]