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Krasner suggests Philly police not applying law equally amid protests

June 25, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) —The district attorney of Philadelphia announced assault and related charges against one man stemming from one of a number of protests of a now-covered Columbus statue in south Philadelphia while suggesting “unequal application of the law” by police during the demonstrations. The city, meanwhile announced plans to seek removal of the statue, citing…

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Mayor, Council agree to budget deal

June 19, 2020

The $4.8. billion plan has a little pain for everyone. By Denise Clay On Thursday, Philadelphia City Council held an initial vote to pass a revised budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Revising the budget became necessary due to what began as a $650 million hole blown into it due to coronavirus related spending. Earlier…

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The history of Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

juneteenth.com  Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note…

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Mayor Kenney establishes Juneteenth as an official city holiday

June 19, 2020

Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday that the City of Philadelphia designates Juneteenth as an official City holiday. As a result, this Friday, June 19, 2020, City offices and facilities will be closed to the public to observe Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.  “For the past few years I’ve had…

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Group Rallies Stars and Public to Save Arts Funding In Philly

June 16, 2020

Philadelphia, Pa. (June 15, 2020) – In a response to the City of Philadelphia’s recent budget proposal, which plans to eliminate the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) and completely defund the 27-year-old Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF), members of Philadelphia’s arts community have united to create #PhillyCultureUnited – an action campaign calling…

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Journalists wage legal fights after facing protest attacks

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Local journalist Johnson Cesar bleeds from a head injury after he was hit by a tear gas canister during a protest by the police union demanding better working conditions and the release of the officers who were detained and jailed during their las protest, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, June 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Dieu…

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