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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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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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Mayor Kenney, Where Is the Call for Bobby Henon to Step Down?

As an experienced politician, Mayor Jim Kenney should know by now that when it comes to holding political figures accountable, consistency is the key to […]

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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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This Philly Pastor Wants to Become Pa.’s First Out Lesbian State Rep

Longtime community advocate and LGBTQ activist Pamela Williams (often referred to as “Pastor Pamm”) has officially announced her candidacy for state rep in the 190th […]

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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 […]

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Scenes From the Campaign Trail: That Time Jewell Williams Held a Ladies Night

“Jewell’s been having a bad day.” I had just arrived at Champagne Cafe, a lounge on East Chelten Avenue in North Philly, around 7:40 on […]

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Blondell Reynolds Brown Will Not Seek a Sixth City Council Term

After being the only black woman to hold an at-large seat in City Council for 20 years, Blondell Reynolds Brown is not seeking re-election. In […]

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After Photo Surfaces, 3 Philly Pols Say They Won’t Endorse Jewell Williams for Reelection

What was billed as a private meeting hosted by City Council President Darrell Clarke to bring North Philadelphia’s most prominent elected officials together on the […]