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12 Arrested in Center City Protest of Alton Sterling Shooting

Justice rally rolling NB on 15th from JFK Blvd. — Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) July 6, 2016 Activists gathered for nearly two hours in […]

Akyra Murray

Funeral for Philly Victim of Orlando Shooting Is Today

A funeral service is being held today for Akyra Murray, the Philadelphia teen victim of the massacre in Orlando on June 12th. She was the […]

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Why Pennsylvania’s Hate Crime Laws Still Lack LGBT Protections

In the wake of the country’s worst-ever mass shooting, the nation’s cry for change is hard to ignore. In the early morning of June 12th, a […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: Westboro Protesters Blocked in Orlando

“Guardian angels” from the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre formed a human shield to block mourners from seeing Westboro Baptist Church protesters at funerals for victims. On […]

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Orlando and Charleston Were Hate-Fueled Attacks on Safe Spaces

In 1992, as a 14 year-old boy I saw Spike Lee’s Malcolm X at Princeton MarketFair’s movie theatre with my cousin Sean. Seeing the movie was […]

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Both Pa. Senators Joined Filibuster Seeking Better Gun Control

Both of Pennsylvania’s Senators took park in a marathon filibuster that called for gun limits yesterday. Starting 11 a.m. yesterday through early this morning, Sen. Christopher S. Murphy […]

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LOCAL NEWS: State Senator Proposes Three LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Bills

Three bills introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate propose to update the Human Relations Act to include LGBTQ protections. Late last week, Republican State Senator Pat […]

Patience Carter, a victim in the Pulse nightclub shooting from Philadelphia, becomes emotional after giving her story during a news conference at Florida Hospital Orlando, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Carter, a 20-year-old Philadelphian, was visiting Florida for the first time, vacationing with her two friends.
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Philadelphia Orlando Survivor Patience Carter Recounts Night of Tragedy

Patience Carter lay in a hospital chair Tuesday, surrounded by enrapt reporters during a news conference in an Orlando hospital, as she told details of the night […]

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The Ben Franklin Bridge Will Glow Rainbow for Orlando Victims

#BenFranklinBridge to pay tribute to Orlando victims & their families. #OrlandoUnited — DRPA (@DRPA_PAandNJ) June 14, 2016 The Ben Franklin Bridge will light […]

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OPINION: Intersectionality and the Orlando Shootings

Since the weekend, I have not been able to think much about anything besides but the tragic mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. […]

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You Can Buy an AR-15 in Philadelphia in About 5 Minutes

The vast majority of people who own guns use them in a perfectly legal and responsible manner, but folks who seek to maim and murder […]

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How Philly’s LGBTQ Community Reacted to the Orlando Shootings

As the nation mourned the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Philly’s LGBTQ community reacted on Twitter during Philly Gay Pride.

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Philly Police Will Likely Face Questions Over Fatal Overbrook Shooting

Update: The man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Overbrook has been identified as Richard Ferretti, 52, of Andreas, Schuylkill County, a town […]

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Cops Make Arrest in Shooting at 15th and Locust

Philadelphia Police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting earlier this month at 15th and Locust streets in Center City. Police today announced […]

Captain James P. Raykovitz, Pennsylvania State Police

Pa. State Trooper in Good Condition After Vine Street Shootout

A traffic stop on the Schuylkill Expressway Tuesday led to a wild shootout on I-676 that left a state trooper wounded by gunfire, a school […]