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The Rochelle Bilal Fiasco Is Everything That’s Wrong With Philly Politics

The late, great poet and civil rights icon Maya Angelou once said, “When you know better, do better.” She also famously said, “When people show […]

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Philly NAACP President: How About Rittenhouse for Temple’s Football Stadium?

Did Temple University take the time to consider all of the alternatives before settling on the site of its controversial proposed football stadium? According to […]

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NAACP Considering Challenging Pa.’s New Congressional Map

Pennsylvania’s new congressional map could soon face multiple challenges. Republicans have vowed to attempt to fight the map in federal court. Now the state chapter of […]

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Documents Show NAACP Head Routinely Touted Affiliation During Soda Tax Campaign

Since news emerged in early October that Rodney Muhammad, president of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP, had been hired to do “community outreach” by […]

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OPINION: I Was Discriminated Against by American Airlines

Like most Americans, I hate the airport. But while many simply loathe the hustle and bustle of traveling, black passengers often experience racial profiling when we’re […]

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OPINION: Philly NAACP President Should Resign Over Paid Soda-Tax Lobbying

When the Inquirer reported last week that Philadelphia NAACP chapter president Rodney Muhammad had been paid by a PR firm working for a “dark money” […]

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LGBTQ Event of the Week: Queering Racial Justice Institute

For its impressive lineup of national and local guests and its all-inclusive focus on timely subject matter, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is […]

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NAACP Blasts “Bullies in Blue” Over Grandmother’s Arrest

Nicol Newman could probably write a book about the ins and outs of navigating tense encounters with other people. She spent 25 years working as […]


The Politics of Fighting Media Exclusion

The much-criticized October cover of Philadelphia magazine — which features a photo of seven city public schoolchildren, none of whom are African-American — was the jumping-off point […]


Hundreds Celebrate Jerry Mondesire’s Life

A power-packed crowd of hundreds, including Mayor Michael Nutter, former Gov. Ed Rendell and likely next mayor Jim Kenney, said goodbye to Jerry Mondesire at Bright Hope […]

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Obama’s DOJ to Release 6,000 Prisoners

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here is what you need to know today. Last July, President Obama visited Philly and called for transformation of the criminal justice […]


Remembering Philadelphia NAACP Leader Jerry Mondesire

When the NAACP brought its 106th Annual Convention to Philadelphia this summer, the cloud of controversy regarding the regional chapter was ever-present — and reluctantly […]


What They’re Saying About Jerry Mondesire

This morning, we reported that longtime Philadelphia NAACP leader J. Whyatt “Jerry” Mondesire died Sunday night at age 65. He reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm while […]

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Obama, in Philly, Calls for Transformation of Criminal Justice System

  President Obama called for an overhaul of the criminal justice system Tuesday in Philadelphia, telling the national convention of the NAACP that the current […]

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Obama in Philly Today for NAACP

President Obama will be in town today to address the national convention of the NAACP, where he’s expected to outline criminal justice reform proposals. He’ll […]