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The Beech “Jazz on the Ave” Returns to Cecil B. Moore Avenue August 17

July 26, 2019

On Saturday, August 17, Beech Community Services will host the 13th  Annual Beech “Jazz on the Ave” Music Fest, which will be headlined by The Soul Rebels. This free event, which attracts thousands of local and national visitors, takes place on Cecil B. Moore Avenue with two stages of live music (between Broad Street and 17 th Street)…

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Evans Votes to Pass Raise the Wage Act

July 26, 2019

WASHINGTON – Congressman Dwight Evans  (D-Pa.) voted to raise the national minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $15 by 2024 on July 18. The Raise the Wage Act would raise pay for 1.475 million Pennsylvania workers, about 25 percent of the state’s workforce. About 209,000 African American workers and 176,000 Hispanic workers…

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Who’s America Is This?

July 26, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: The latest example of the conflict between patriotism, nationalism and free speech involves President Donald Trump and Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (at the microphone) Ilhan Omar, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib. The legislators have called out the president on his immigration policies, among other things. (AP Photo) It’s not that Americans are less patriotic,…

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Meek Mill’s conviction thrown out, granted new trial

July 24, 2019

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned rapper Meek Mill’s conviction in a drug and gun case that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. The unanimous three-judge panel said that new evidence that undermines the credibility of…

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Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office finds application of Pennsylvania’s death penalty unconstitutional

July 19, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – After filing its response in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the District Attorney’s Office (DAO) joined with state lawmakers, faith leaders, and justice advocates to announce that the death penalty as applied is unconstitutional in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Following a December 2018 order by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the DAO conducted a…

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Philadelphia moves to fire 13 officers over Facebook posts

July 19, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is suspending 13 police officers with an intent to fire them following an investigation into offensive and sometimes threatening Facebook posts. Seventy-two officers had been placed on administrative leave in June. The action came after a nonprofit group published the results of a two-year review of personal Facebook…

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City of Philadelphia calls on business community to support Hahnemann employees with ‘HIRE HAHNEMANN’ Fair

July 19, 2019

The Mayor’s Office, Philadelphia Works, and Hahnemann will host a comprehensive career and resource fair for hospital employees In response to the impending closure of Hahnemann University Hospital, the City of Philadelphia, in collaboration with Philadelphia Works, Inc. and Hahnemann’s human resources department will host a comprehensive career and resource fair for Hahnemann employees. Hire…

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New conversation series explores the impact of gentrification in Philadelphia

July 19, 2019

By Amy V. Simmons Amidst high rates of deep poverty and growing income inequality, like most major cities and older, mid-sized townships in the US, Philadelphia is rapidly gentrifying. Former businesses and institutional buildings are being converted, refitted and repurposed. The character and the racial and socio-economic makeup of some neighborhoods are changing entirely. It…

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