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Philadelphia officer faces charges in protester beating

June 11, 2020

By Claudia Lauer ASSOCIATED PRESS   A Philadelphia officer faces aggravated assault charges after video surfaced of him striking a student protester in the head with a metal baton, District Attorney Larry Krasner said Friday night. Police Staff Inspector Joseph Bologna has also been charged with reckless endangerment and possession of an instrument of crime. Police…

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SUN Spotlight: Salima Suswell and Salim Wilson

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Salima Suswell in green tee-shirt (far right) with Meals on Wheels and Eid Family Fun Winners. With Afea Tucker This week’s Philadelphia Sunday Sun Spotlight features two upstanding members of our community who are keeping the spirit of Ramadan during the global crisis, civil uprisings, and COVID-19. Social distancing has not deterred or…

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The Cultural Coach: Helping fellow travelers to walk their talk

June 11, 2020

By Linda Wallace Companies sometimes marvel when resistance to their new diversity campaign arises from a chorus of diversity advocates. On occasion, frustrated employees will write to complain that these campaigns have more to do with image and branding than with workforce fairness. “Every time we get a new leader, he launches a new diversity…

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“We rely on each other…”

June 11, 2020

Just as the community helped to create Brown’s ShopRite at Parkside, the community helped the store to re-open after being damaged by looters during the George Floyd protests. ABOVE PHOTO: The reopening of the ShopRite Parkside store (Photo: Facebook) By Denise Clay As he stood outside the ShopRite at Parkside in West Philadelphia, Zakariiyya Abdur…

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U.S. police have attacked journalists at least 140 times since May 28

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A police officer shouts at Associated Press videojournalist Robert Bumsted, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York. New York City police officers surrounded, shoved and yelled expletives at two Associated Press journalists covering protests Tuesday in the latest aggression against members of the media during a week of unrest around the country. Portions…

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McClinton joins Williams, Gauthier and other community leaders to align with peaceful protestors and demand justice for all

June 5, 2020

State Rep. Joanna McClinton joined state Sen. Anthony Williams, City Councilmember Jamie Gauthier and other community leaders on May 31 to address last Saturday’s peaceful protests and ensuing unrest across Philadelphia in response to George Floyds death at the hands of a white police officer.   “Our hearts are hurting, and our voices are aligned…

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City Announces Removal of Rizzo Statue

June 5, 2020

Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Wednesday that crews have removed the statue of the late Mayor Frank L. Rizzo from the front of the Municipal Services Building. “When we first announced our decision to move the statue, we chose to do so in a way that was cost-effective, by linking it to the pending renovation…

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The Fire This Time?

June 5, 2020

The death of George Floyd appears to have brought police brutality into sharper focus for the people for who it might not have been before. But will it bring the criminal justice reform that activists have asked for? ABOVE PHOTO: Artists complete a mural of George Floyd outside of Cup Foods, Thursday, May 28, 2020…

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