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More than 150,000 volunteers expected for 25th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 20

January 9, 2020

Organizers, sponsors, and community partners joined together in a ceremony at Girard College on January 8 to announce plans for the upcoming 25th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. Girard College will serve as the region’s signature project site for the eleventh successive year.  Founder and director Todd Bernstein, who is also…

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Wawa facing lawsuits over data breach at all of its stores

January 3, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Wawa convenience store chain is facing a wave of lawsuits over a data breach that affected its 850 locations along the East Coast. Wawa Inc. discovered malware on its payment processing servers this month before stopping the breach Dec. 12, the company has said. Officials with the company, based in Wawa,…

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Justice Weekend activities planned around the release of ‘Just Mercy’

January 3, 2020

 “Just Mercy” —  based on Bryan Stevenson’s award-winning book of the same name — will be premiering at theaters around the country on January 10. The movie embodies the mission of forgiveness and redemption for people who have been incarcerated, and demands a fair legal system, free of extreme sentences. It underscores that one of…

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Officials, organizations react to the appointment of Danielle Outlaw as the City’s new police commissioner

January 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D- 2nd Dist.) Several officials and organizations have issued the following statements regarding the appointment of Danielle Outlaw as Philadelphia’s new police commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department. City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D- 2nd Dist.): “I want to welcome Danielle Outlaw to Philadelphia to serve as the next Commissioner…

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City Councilmember Jannie Blackwell to depart City Council

January 3, 2020

Jannie Blackwell, a Democratic politician and member of the City Council of Philadelphia has served since 1992, representing the third District, which covers much of West and Southwest Philadelphia, including University City.  She is the widow of the late Lucien Blackwell who served the City as a Councilmember, State Representative and U.S. Representative.  Blackwell began…

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Annual James A. Minton Food Basket and Toy Drive a great success

January 3, 2020

The Mu Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., held its annual James A. Minton Food Basket and Toy Drive to benefit deserving families in the Philadelphia region on December 13 and 14. In collaboration with Brown’s Family ShopRite (24th & Oregon Ave), which has been a local supporter of the food drive for…

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Philadelphia names first Black female police chief

January 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: New Philadelphia police commissioner Danielle Outlaw (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File) By Mark Scolforo Associated Press  Philadelphia appointed a new police chief to lead the troubled department that has been plagued by sexual harassment lawsuits and racial discrimination — issues she will be suited to tackle with “conviction,” Mayor Jim Kenney said Monday. Democratic Mayor…

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Southern Justice

January 3, 2020

In the movie “Just Mercy,” the unjust parts of the justice system as seen through the eyes of one man take center stage. By Denise Clay During the 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival, Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, was the recipient of the festival’s first Humanitarian Award. The award was the festival’s…

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