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Philadelphia names 1st black female police chief

December 30, 2019

Photo: Daniel Outlaw from Portlandoregon.gov 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 Jim Kenney announced his choice of Portland Chief Danielle Outlaw to…

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Rochelle Bilal: On The Run

December 27, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Sheriff – elect Rochelle Bilal (Photo: Rochelle Bilal’s twitter account) As she prepares to become the first woman to be the Sheriff of Philadelphia County, first female Sheriff Rochelle Bilal is on the move. By Denise Clay Rochelle Bilal is busy. On a recent Saturday evening, she was coming from a meeting with…

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Rec Centers providing winter meals for students during holiday break

December 26, 2019

During the School District of Philadelphia’s winter recess (December 23 – January 1), students can visit select City recreation centers and playgrounds to receive free, nutritious meals.   Many Philadelphia students rely on their schools for free meals during the school year. School break meal programs — including winter meals and summer meals — ensure…

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Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists receives $25,000 grant from Independence Public Media of Philadelphia

December 26, 2019

The organization will host a program launch rally in January. The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) is pleased to announce the organization has received a $25,000 grant from Independence Public Media of Philadelphia (IPMF).  These funds earmarked as general operating support will aid an expanded calendar of advocacy, training, journalism entrepreneurship and scholarship programs…

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Mayor signs laws restricting e-cigarettes and banning flavored cigarillos

December 26, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Mayor Jim Kenney signs bill. (Photo: Bill Foster) Mayor Jim Kenney, flanked by teenaged activists and members of City Council, signed two new laws and an Executive Order on December 18 intended to help protect Philadelphia children from the dangers of addictive cigarillos and e-cigarettes. Following a three-month education period and a three-month…

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia

December 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Jason Avant and Swoop with scholarship recipients Lottery Day celebration brings joy to Philadelphia families in time for the holidays The Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) delivered exciting news to thousands of Philadelphia families during the nonprofit’s annual Lottery Day celebration on Thursday night. Volunteers, staff, NRG employees, and Philadelphia Eagles legends made…

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Legal Theft

December 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: MSNBC host Ali Velshi and John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” talked about the intersection of comedy and news at the Philadelphia Citizen’s “Ideas We Should Steal” Festival at the Comcast Technology Center. The Festival focuses on good ideas being used around the country that might work in Philadelphia if we…

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Giving To Those Who Help The Community

December 16, 2019

At the Consortium of Cecil B. Moore Organization’s annual meeting, the Alston Beech Foundation gave 21 organizations working in North Philadelphia money to keep doing what they do best. By Denise Clay North Philadelphia, in case you haven’t noticed, is undergoing a bit of a renaissance. New construction is going on. New people are moving…

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Vigil to commemorate Philadelphia Homeless Memorial Day 2019, December 19

December 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Thomas Paine Plaza (Photo: Shutterstock) The event — hosted by Homeless Memorial Philly — will take place on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 5pm – 6pm at Thomas Paine Plaza, located at 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd. As the first official day of winter approaches, hundreds of Philadelphians will gather to remember those…

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