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District Announces New Superintendent Tony B. Watlington Sr.

April 1, 2022

Today, the Board of Education announced the appointment of Tony B. Watlington Sr., Ed.D. as the next Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia. What a great day for our city! Dr. Watlington is a visionary educator with 27 years of experience, who began his career as a history teacher in Guilford County, NC, in…

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Biden oil move aims to cut gas prices ‘fairly significantly’

March 31, 2022

By ZEKE MILLER and JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve for six months, a bid to control energy prices that have spiked after the United States and allies imposed steep sanctions on Russia over…

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Will Smith’s slap sparks debate on defense of Black women

March 30, 2022

By AARON MORRISON NEW YORK (AP) — It started with a Black man slapping another Black man on live television at the globally televised Oscars, presumably in defense of a Black woman who was being ridiculed over her hairstyle. But to many Black people, it was about more than a slap or an insult. It…

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3-time Pro Bowl safety, activist Malcolm Jenkins retires

March 30, 2022

Malcolm Jenkins is retiring after a 13-year NFL career in which he established himself as one of the league’s best all-around safeties, most durable players and leading voices for social justice. Jenkins helped both the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles win their only Super Bowl and made a major impact off the field as…

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Jackson wins GOP vote, nearly assuring Supreme Court seat

March 30, 2022

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday she will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, giving Democrats at least one Republican vote and all but assuring that Jackson will become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Collins met with Jackson a second time after four days of hearings last week…

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Biden signs bill making lynching a federal hate crime

March 29, 2022

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a bill into law to make lynching a federal hate crime, more than 100 years after such legislation was first proposed. The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act is named after the Black teenager whose killing in Mississippi in the summer of 1955 became a…

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2022 – Youth Paid Summer WorkReady Internship Program / $11./hr

March 29, 2022

Participants Must Be:Known to the Juvenile Justice or Dependent Care SystemAges 14 – 24City of Philadelphia Resident MET will assist students with obtaining required documents: Birth CertificateSocial Security CardWork Permit (ages 14-17)School or State ID Enrollment has already started INTERESTED STUDENTS – APPLY IMMEDIATELY ONLINE (Slots are limited to first come, first served). STUDENT MUST…

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Academy condemns Will Smith’s actions, launches review

March 28, 2022

By JAKE COYLE LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday condemned the actions of Will Smith during Sunday night’s Oscars and launched an inquiry into his slapping of presenter Chris Rock. In a statement Monday, the film academy said: “The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last…

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US plan aims to end racial, ethnic bias in home appraisals

March 25, 2022

By JOSH BOAK Vice President Kamala Harris announced a plan Wednesday intended to end racial and ethnic discrimination in the appraisal of home values, part of a broader federal effort to address a wealth gap that systemic inequality has perpetuated. The plan contains 21 steps to improve oversight and accountability, including a legislative proposal to modernize…

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