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Trump-appointed judge rules Pennsylvania’s pandemic restrictions unconstitutional

September 14, 2020

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, sided with plaintiffs that included hair salons, drive-in…

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America’s endangered citizen — the African American male

September 11, 2020

By Jim Brown No matter what we do, the question in America remains:, why are Black men continually preyed upon? “The problem with racism is that the people of the ethnic group that oppress the other often will deny that it exists,” Dr. Harry Edwards, a noted sociologist and consultant for the San Francisco 49ers…

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Housing advocates prep for worst-case scenario on evictions

September 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Community organizer Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture, with the Black Alliance for Peace and the Philadelphia Tenants Union, speaks as organizers from the Party for Socialism and Liberation hold a speak-out and teach-in, in Mifflin Square Park, in South Philadelphia. A Pennsylvania moratorium on eviction actions expired Monday, Aug. 31, clearing the way for nearly 1,800…

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NAACP Philadelphia Branch Clarifies Information Concerning Vote To Appoint Administrator

September 8, 2020

In the wake of some issues involving the Philadelphia Chapter President Rodney Muhammad since retweeting a Twitter post seen by many interfaith groups as anti-Semitic, The Philadelphia Chapter voted to have the National appoint an administrator to oversee the Branch functions in the interim of the upcoming chapter elections in November.  Here is the statement, attributed to…

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Lyft and Philadelphia Black Clergy to Make Transportation Available to Seniors for Essential Medical Services During COVID-19

September 4, 2020

Philadelphia seniors will receive ride credits to doctor’s offices and medical appointments for treatments that have been delayed during the COVID-19 crisis Philadelphia seniors will receive ride credits to doctor’s offices and medical appointments for treatments that have been delayed during the COVID-19 crisis. The two major organizations representing Black Churches in Philadelphia, the Black…

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Indoor dining is back on September 8 in Philadelphia

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: People having a meal outdoors (Photo/City of Philadelphia ) By Linda Huss City of Philadelphia  Indoor dining is back in Philadelphia starting September 8, 2020. Most of Philadelphia’s guidelines and restrictions are consistent with statewide rules — all of which aim to keep people healthy while gradually and safely reopening. The City looks…

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1st Black woman sworn in as justice on New Jersey high court

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Fabiana Pierre-Louis (Photo courtesy: NJ Governor’s Office) ASSOCIATED PRESS  TRENTON, N.J.  — The first Black woman to sit on New Jersey’s Supreme Court has been sworn in. Fabiana Pierre-Louis took the oath of office Tuesday during a private ceremony in Trenton. She had been confirmed by the state senate on Thursday. Pierre-Louis, 39,…

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What’s Next?

September 4, 2020

In the wake of some issues involving President Rodney Muhammad, the Philadelphia NAACP has decided to let the national chapter weigh in. By Denise Clay Since retweeting a Twitter post seen by many interfaith groups as anti-Semitic, Philadelphia NAACP President Rodney Muhammad, and the chapter itself, has been under the gun as calls for Muhammad’s…

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Police union decries vandalism of mural of slain officer

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mural of slain officer Sgt. Robert Wilson, III (Photo: Mural Arts Society) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia police union is condemning the vandalism of a city mural honoring a police officer who was shot and killed during a robbery more than five years ago. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 president John McNesby…

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