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Jordan A. Harris
City Life

What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Should Look Like Real Policy Change

Jordan A. Harris, 36, of Grays Ferry, is the state Representative and Democratic caucus whip for the 2019-’20 legislative session. For years, I’ve seen the […]

City Life

Movita Johnson-Harrell Wins Special Election, Becomes First Muslim Woman State Rep

On Tuesday night, Movita Johnson-Harrell, the former interim supervisor of Victim Services for Philadelphia’s District Attorney’s Office, won a highly contested special election for the 190th District seat in […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

Daryl Metcalfe Rants About “Liberal Loser” Dems, Calls Rep. Sims a “Lying Homosexual”

Republican state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe is at it again. The rep — whose District 12 covers part of Butler County, just north of Pittsburgh — delivered yet […]

City Life

Bill Introduced in State House Would Kill Philly’s Soda Tax

A state representative from suburban Pittsburgh introduced a bill on Monday that would prohibit Pennsylvania municipalities from taxing food and beverages. The measure, sponsored by […]

City Life

State Rep. Curtis Thomas Disputes Report That He May Retire

In response to a City&State report in which sources claimed that 15-term state Rep. W. Curtis Thomas was thinking about retiring and backing his cousin Malcolm Kenyatta to succeed him […]

cheri honkala
City Life

Activist Cheri Honkala’s Campaign for State Rep. Has Raised More Than $30K

Activist Cheri Honkala has raised more than $30 thousand in her campaign for State Representative for the 197th District – but her name isn’t on […]