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This Pakistan-Born, London-Raised City Council Candidate Has a Striking Backstory

With roughly two and a half months to go until the May 21st primary election, the race for City Council at-large seats is getting notably crowded. Dozens of Philadelphians […]

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Five Questions You Should Ask Candidates Before Signing Their Petitions

Next Tuesday, March 12th, is the final deadline for candidates running in Philadelphia’s May 21st primary election to submit their petition signatures to get on […]

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Army Vet Turned Democratic Socialist Running for City Council at Large

Among the three dozen or so Philadelphians who have declared that they are running for an at-large City Council seat this year is 38-year-old Moses […]

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Omar Woodard on Why He’s Challenging 20-Year Incumbent Darrell Clarke

After years of working in the public sector, North Philly native Omar Woodard has officially announced his bid for City Council. The progressive millennial, who […]

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Activists Threatened, Allegedly Attacked During Protest at Blackwell Campaign Event

A reelection kickoff event on Tuesday night for veteran City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell was marred by a series of violent threats and an alleged attack […]

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Daphne Goggins Wins Vote to Retain Historic GOP Mayoral Endorsement

After making history last week as the first black woman ever to receive a mayoral endorsement from the Philadelphia Republican party, Daphne Goggins won an […]

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Daphne Goggins Makes History With Philly GOP Mayoral Endorsement

History was made on Wednesday night when Philadelphia’s Republican party leaders voted to endorse Daphne Goggins in the May 21st GOP mayoral primary, making her […]

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Inside the Controversy Over Philly’s Effort to Get New Voting Machines

Roughly a year ago, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration ordered all Pennsylvania counties to replace electronic voting systems with machines that leave a paper trail, in […]

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Let’s Hope Kenney’s Renewed Focus on Black Issues Isn’t Just Pandering (Again)

Diversity is the new Black. Over the weekend, Mayor Jim Kenney officially announced he was running for reelection in a two-minute video posted on social […]

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Katherine Gilmore Richardson Wants to Become Philly’s Youngest Black Council Member

In mid-January, longtime City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown announced that she would not be seeking re-election. Now, her former chief of staff, Katherine Gilmore Richardson, […]

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Here’s Why Jamie Gauthier Thinks She Can Defeat Longtime Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell

Last week, West Philly native Jamie Gauthier officially announced her bid for City Council in the 3rd District. A former executive director of the Fairmount […]

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Scenes From the Campaign Trail: A Black Trump Supporter Throws a Mayoral Kickoff Birthday

On Tuesday night, as news broke that the feds were set to indict longtime Democratic political kingpin John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty and other union officials […]

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By All Means, Philly, #MuteRKelly — but #EvictJewellWilliams Too

It’s always great when local elected officials can take on a national issue in a huge way — but it’s even better when they can […]

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Movita Johnson-Harrell Might Become the First Muslim Woman Elected to Pa. House

On Sunday night, Movita Johnson-Harrell, former interim supervisor of Victim Services in Philly’s District Attorney’s Office, surprised many when she became the new Democratic nominee […]

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Sheriff Jewell Williams Locks in Crucial “Camel Prom Mom” Endorsement

Reelection campaign efforts on behalf of controversial Philadelphia sheriff Jewell Williams have faced a few early bumps — but can a viral Instagram endorsement help him […]