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Week In Review

Philadelphia prosecutor won’t seek re-election amid probe

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Maryclaire Dale Associated Press Seth Williams, the city’s first Black district attorney, won’t run for a third term amid an FBI investigation into $160,000 in gifts that he failed to report, mistakes that…

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Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Seven-time Grammy Award winner, US vocalist Al Jarreau performs during the 62nd edition of the Sanremo Song Festival, in Sanremo, Italy, 2012. Jarreau died Sunday morning, Feb. 12, 2017.  He was 76.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) By Lindsey Bahr associated press LOS ANGELES — Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a…

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Where is William Toney?

February 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  William Toney William Toney’s last calls and texts were in mid-November to female friends. After that, everything went blank. By Jeff Mays newsone.com Although African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African-Americans also…

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Travel ban lifted but for how long? Court must decide

February 10, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch By Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota are telling a federal appeals court that restoring President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would “unleash chaos again.” The filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

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GOP moves to criminalize peaceful protests

February 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jordan Kushner Civil rights attorney Jordan Kushner said the hostility Republicans harbor for protesters is a direct response to the Black Lives Matter movement. NewsOne Now Could peaceful protests like the Women’s March held in Washington, D.C. and many other cities around the globe on January 21st become a crime? In what looks…

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Officials: One hostage dead after inmates take over prison

February 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A scene from James T. VAUGHN Correction Center in Delaware where inmates took control of the building taking four corrections department workers hostage.  The 24-hour hostage standoff ended Thursday morning with one of the hostages dead. (Photo: Itsgoingdown.org) By Randall Chase Associated Press SMYRNA, Del.  — Police breached a building at Delaware’s largest…

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Trump travel ban sows chaos at airports, outrage at protests

February 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  People participate in a peaceful demonstration against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies at International Arrivals Hall inside Philadelphia International Airport, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (Joseph Kaczmarek/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP) By Deepti Hajela and Michael Tarm Associated Press NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s immigration order sowed more chaos and outrage across the…

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Mayor Kenney releases statement on release of detainees from PHL Airport

February 3, 2017

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney released the following statement on the stay of President Trump’s executive order and the release of two detainees from PHL Airport this morning. “I am so grateful to all those who worked to see these two new Americans released and reunited with their families, namely the ACLU, the International Refugee Assistance…

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Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history

January 28, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mayor Jim Kenney signed the measure to bar employers from requestion salary history on interviews on Monday.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Kristen DeGroot Associated Press Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say…

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