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Philadelphia NAACP Chapter President Min. Rodney Muhammad issues statement regarding Facebook post

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Minister Rodney Muhammad (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) Philadelphia NAACP President, Rodney Muhammad has issued the following statement regarding a previous Facebook post: “Last Thursday I learned of an image posted on my timeline that bore significant offense to the Jewish community. After learning of its significance, I immediately of my own volition removed it. I…

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Resignation calls grow after NAACP head’s anti-Semitic post

July 31, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor and attorney general joined the growing number of calls Tuesday for Philadelphia’s NAACP president to resign after he posted an anti-Semitic meme to social media last week. Philadelphia’s Jewish leaders also expressed outrage over the post and called for Rodney Muhammad’s resignation throughout the weekend. Several city leaders urged him…

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Historical panel votes for removal of Columbus statue

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Columbus Statue at Penns Landing. (Photo: Josh Witmer) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A historical panel has advanced plans to remove a 144-year-old statue of Christopher Columbus from south Philadelphia after the explorer became a focus of protesters amid nationwide demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that…

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Philadelphia students to start year online under new plan

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: School Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr. (Photo/ philasd.org) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The School District of Philadelphia is switching gears to keep all public school students in online classes after a previous plan to return students to class two days a week drew fears and criticism from parents, teachers and administrators. The district announced its revised…

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Leaders call for NAACP Philadelphia President Rodney Muhammad’s resignation

July 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia NAACP President Rodney Muhammad (left) Governor Tom Wolf and others including PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro are calling for NAACP Philadelphia President, Rodney Muhammad’s resignation regarding a recent anti-Semitic Facebook post.  Muhammad issued a statement via the organization’s national chapter’s website. “Earlier this week, I shared a post on social media in an attempt to start…

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Legendary Philly boxing trainer passes away

July 24, 2020

Legendary boxing trainer Naazim Richardson passed away on Friday after a lengthy illness. He was 54. Richardson is most notable for training legendary boxers in Philadelphia such as Bernard Hopkins who referred to Richardson as his dad. Richardson also trained Sugar Shane Mosely.

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Philadelphia schools: Most kids in class 2 days per week

July 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Superintendent William Hite Jr.  (Photo/School District of Philadelphia website) By Maryclaire Dale And Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA  — The Philadelphia school district announced last Wednesday that it plans to resume limited in-person instruction in the fall, with most students in class just two days per week and learning remotely the other three….

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Evans mourns ‘true American hero’ John Lewis

July 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: It was great to speak alongside colleague and dear friend, Rep. John Lewis, to discuss need for commonsense gun reform with @CeaseFirePA. (Photo: Twitter) PHILADELPHIA — Congressman Dwight Evans (D- 3rd Dist.) issued this statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis: “John Lewis was a true American hero. He has inspired me…

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