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BBWC Activist Demands That Jannie Blackwell Retract Accusations of Violence

Abdul-Aliy Muhammad, co-founder of the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative, is demanding a retraction of and apology for a series of public accusations of violent […]

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At Candidates Forum, Jannie Blackwell Accused Challenger, BBWC Activists of “Dirty Activities”

As the May 21st primary election nears, tensions continue to escalate in the contested race for City Council’s District 3 seat between longtime incumbent Jannie […]

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Most Charges Dropped Against BBWC Co-Founder Who Disrupted Council Meeting

On Thursday morning, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office dropped six of the seven charges filed against Abdul-Aliy Muhammad, co-founder of the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative, after a disruption of a City […]

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Two Attic Youth Center Leaders Suspended Following Discrimination Allegations

On Tuesday, the board of directors of the Attic Youth Center suspended longtime executive director Carrie Jacobs and director of programs and operations Christina Santos while […]

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BBWC Co-Founder Charged in Jannie Blackwell Protest at City Council Meeting

Following the controversy surrounding a protest at City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s re-election campaign announcement in West Philadelphia on Tuesday night, an activist has now been […]


Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Philly’s First Project NorthStar Conference

At the start of October, Philadelphia will host its first ever Project NorthStar conference, an endeavor that seeks to make equity and inclusion in the […]

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Activists Launch Petition Calling on Mazzoni CEO, Other Leaders to Resign

This story has been updated with a statement from Mazzoni Center. A week after 82 front-line staffers from Mazzoni Center signed a “call to action” […]

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LGBTQ Event of the Week: Metamorphosis: An Anti-Gala

This week’s LGBTQ event of the week is Metamorphosis: An Anti-Gala. Come out for an event that celebrates community and honors the work of Black trans […]

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Mazzoni Center Faces Backlash Over New CEO Hire

The Gayborhood nonprofit Mazzoni Center is facing renewed criticism by community members, staffers, and activists as new CEO/executive director Lydia Gonzales Sciarrino met frontline staff […]

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LGBTQ Event of the Week: Sweet Liberation Bake Sale

This week’s LGBTQ event of the week is Sweet Liberation Bake Sale. Come out and support the work of the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative as […]

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PCHR to Philly FIGHT: “We Stand by Our Gayborhood Racism Report”

A week after a group of Philadelphia FIGHT staff, clients, and board members protested at the Walnut Street office of the Philadelphia Commission on Human […]

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Social Justice Groups Denounce “Discriminatory Practices” at Philly FIGHT

Following a protest by board members and employees of HIV/AIDS nonprofit Philadelphia FIGHT at the office of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations on Monday, […]

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Philly FIGHT Board Members, Staff Protest at PCHR Office

On Monday morning, a group of 12 people affiliated with Gayborhood nonprofit Philadelphia FIGHT protested at the Walnut Street office of the Philadelphia Commission on […]

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Shani Akilah and Abdul-Aliy Muhammad: Rebels With a Cause

Pink slips for mayoral appointees are rare. But Mayor Kenney’s axing of Nellie Fitzpatrick as his liaison to the LGBTQ community was particularly remarkable because […]

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One Year Ago Today, the ICandy N-Word Video Rocked the Gayborhood

On September 29th, 2016, a video surfaced of ICandy owner Darryl DePiano referring to a former black employee and patrons as “niggers” repeatedly. Here’s the cringeworthy […]