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The Battle Over the Frank Rizzo Statue Heads to Federal Court

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Frank Rizzo Statue Lawsuit Heads to Federal […]

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Philly Restaurant Poe’s Sandwich Joint Refuses to Serve Police

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Philly Restaurant Poe’s Sandwich Joint Refuses to […]

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Philly’s Freshman Four: Institutional Disregard for Black Lives Has Inflicted New Wounds and Reopened Old Ones

Freddie Gray, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and George Floyd. Tragic deaths of countless Black Americans at the hands of police have occurred with […]

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City Life

Good Riddance: The Frank Rizzo Statue Has Been Removed

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. The Frank Rizzo Statue Is Gone There […]

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The National Guard Arrives in Philadelphia Amid the Riots, Fires and Looting

A roundup of Philadelphia news. This post may be updated as more information becomes available. National Guard Arrives in Philadelphia They call what’s been happening […]

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Mayor Kenney, Tear Down the Rizzo Statue Right Now

As a black woman living in America, I know what it feels like to be gaslit. I felt the twinge of psychological manipulation when Amy […]

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OPINION: Philadelphia’s Anti-Racism Riot Was a Cry From a City That’s Had Enough

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a riot as “a tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled together and acting with a […]

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The Man Who Made the Rizzo Statue Has His Own Surprising Ideas About What to Do With It

There are those who believe that the Frank Rizzo statue needs to go, and there is a plan for removal — sort of — that […]

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Can Somebody Just Open a Frank Rizzo Museum Already and Stick the Statue There?

Over the weekend, the controversial Frank Rizzo statue in Center City was vandalized. Again. Yes, somebody wrote the word “fascist” on the bronze effigy, which […]

City Life

The Frank Rizzo Statue Is Staying Right Where It Is (Until at Least 2021)

After a deadly white nationalist riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 forced cities around the world to reckon with their Confederate and other controversial monuments, Philly announced that it […]

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After Latest Mummers Controversy, Kenney Has to Pick a Side on Racism

New Year’s Day was confirmation that Philadelphia is still a racist city that revels in its polarization. The Mummers Parade, the predominantly white cultural phenomenon […]

City Life

Kenney Must Be Dizzy From All the 180-Degree Turns He’s Pulling

“What the hell is going on in City Hall?” I yelled at my laptop last week. Like many socially conscious residents of the city, I […]

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Kenney Administration Will Move the Rizzo Statue … Somewhere

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. The Frank Rizzo statue will get a new home. The city announced on Friday that officials will […]

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Rizzo Statue Egg-Tosser Gets Four Hours of Community Service

Remember the guy who hurled four eggs at the Rizzo statue in August? We sure do. 

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Take That, Frank Rizzo: Behold This 800-Pound Black Power Pick

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. The Thomas Paine Plaza, home of the city’s contentious Frank Rizzo statue, welcomed a new […]