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George Floyd Protests

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This Philly Activist Group Is Hosting Daily Yoga and Meditation for the Local Black Community

After two weeks of anti-racism protests sweeping the nation, one local activist organization is using wellness to advocate for racial justice. Spirits Up! is a […]

George Smith and Austayne Brown, cousins who drove all the way from Philadelphia to Texas for the George Floyd funeral
City Life

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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City Life

Here’s What’s in Mayor Kenney’s Police Reform Proposal — and What Local Activists Think About It

The past two weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd — among the most sustained and widespread mass demonstrations in American history — […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

Michael Nutter’s Powerful Response to the Police Killings of Black Americans

When, America, when? When, America, will you get tired of kneeling on the necks of the Black people you captured and brought here for your […]

Joseph Bologna
City Life

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 […]

City Life

White People, I Still Don’t Believe You

“This shit reminds me of KONY 2012,” one of my friends told me over the phone when describing the latest rise in white people protesting against […]

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Hungry Pigeon Chef Scott Schroeder In Hot Water Over “Black America” Comments

Hungry Pigeon chef Scott Schroeder has a reputation for being the kind of person who speaks his mind on social media. And now Schroeder finds […]

workers removing the frank rizzo statue in philadelphia overnight
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 […]

white men with bats "patrol" Fishtown during Philly riots and protests
City Life

White Men With Bats, Bombed ATMs, and an Alleged Looter Killed at South Philly Gun Store

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Bombed Out ATMs, White Men With Bats, […]

City Life

What to Know and Expect During an Unprecedented Election Day in Philly

Last week, Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt described Pennsylvania’s primary election as a “series of perfect storms,” comparing the pandemic, the state’s relatively new voting […]

City Life

As the City Burned, Some Philadelphians Chose to Protect a Target

Helicopters were still hovering overhead when phones across the city shrieked out the latest EAS alert — a message pumped directly to us from the […]

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City Life

You Can Be Supportive of the Rioters and Angry With the Looters at the Same Time

“A riot is the voice of the unheard.” Most of you have probably heard this lesser-known Martin Luther King quote by now; the riots in […]

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City Life

This May Be the Most Iconic Photo from the Philly Protests and Riots

The last time we told you about Main Line photographer Sarah Bloom, she was taking captivating nude self-portraits in abandoned buildings in Philadelphia. Those photos […]

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City Life

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 […]