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Brown University acquires writings from Mumia Abu-Jamal as part of mass incarceration research

Mumia Abu-Jamal Brown University

Social Justice

Sesame Place rolls out diversity training in response to racial discrimination allegations

Sesame Place Diversity Training

Social Justice

Sesame Place apologizes to Black family snubbed by Rosita mascot, pledges change

Sesame Place Apology

Social Justice

Food insecurity in the Philly region increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, report finds

Philabundance Hunger Study

Social Justice

Family's attorney wants Sesame Place mascot fired over 'intentional mistreatment' of Black girls

Sesame Place Girls Attorney

Prevention

Racial disparities in diabetic eye care require greater solutions, study suggests

Blindness and diabetes

Opinion

A reunion between Malcolm Jenkins and Philadelphia makes too much sense not to happen

Malcolm Jenkins Philadelphia

Social Justice

Pennsylvania had more white supremacist propaganda than any other U.S. state last year

White Supremacy PA

Social Justice

Non-profit will provide clothing to marginalized groups in Philly through monthly events

Wardrobe Event Series Incarcerated

Social Justice

Meek Mill's REFORM Alliance receives six-figure donation from Sixers owner Josh Harris

REFORM Alliance Meek Mill

Education

Philly school district will allow students to identify as nonbinary on school forms

School District of Philadelphia nonbinary students

Social Justice

Carol Tracy to retire from Women's Law Project after 30 years of leadership

Carol Tracy WLP

Social Justice

New activist organization aims to reimagine Philly pride, plans march for June

Philly Pride Collective

Government

New Philly library director to take charge in aftermath of discrimination allegations

Free Library of Philadelphia

Arts & Culture

Philly's newest mural confronts the racism in America's founding

Declaration Mural Arts

Social Justice

Forbes honors two Philly residents as 'champions' of underserved communities

Forbes Culture Champions list

Social Justice

One year after Walter Wallace's death, city still must improve responses to mental health emergencies, officials say

Social Justice

Philly police soon will no longer pull drivers over for minor infractions

Philadelphia traffic stops

Social Justice

Police pilot program exploring alternatives to stop-and-frisk coming to Northwest Philly

Philadelphia police stop-and-frisk

Social Justice

Meek Mill, Natasha Cloud join 'Protect Our People' initiative calling for police reform at federal level

Education

South Philly's Andrew Jackson School to be renamed for Fanny Jackson Coppin

Andrew Jackson School name change

Social Justice

One year later: Philadelphia commemorates George Floyd's legacy

George Floyd Anniversary

Social Justice

Philly awards $200K in grants, creates network for community organizations fighting for criminal justice reform

Criminal Justice Grants

Social Justice

Philadelphia reacts to Chauvin conviction: 'The only right and just verdict'

George Floyd Philadelphia

Courts

Gov. Wolf activates National Guard in Philadelphia ahead of Chauvin trial decision

PA national guard

Courts

Ahead of Derek Chauvin verdict, Mayor Kenney calls for 'active peace'

chauvin verdict preparation

Social Justice

Penn Museum will repatriate human skulls once used to support white supremacist theories

Penn Museum Skulls

Protests

Protests over police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. continue for second night in West Philly

Walter Wallace protest 10_28 5

Union

In MLS return, Philadelphia Union players wear names of Black victims of police brutality

Protests

Philly police spray tear gas at I-676 protesters as city faces third night of curfews

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Protests

George Floyd protests in Philly erupt in fires, looting; City officials blame outsiders

George Floyd Philly protest

Politics

Activist Asa Khalif plans run for Philadelphia City Council

Carroll - Frank Rizzo Statue Protest Asa Khalif

Community

Two Philly businesses hosting vegan bake sale to benefit refugee and immigrant families

Tattooed Mom

Eagles

Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins takes silent stand in locker room, holds up signs

Malcolm Jenkins post Trump

Courts

Free Meek Mill, urges lawyer, mother and Philly sports stars

College

Doug Glanville to teach Penn class on sports and social justice

People

Philly's Chill Moody 'got inspired, felt like rhyming' after visiting Afro pick sculpture near Rizzo statue

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Rallies

'Philly is Charlottesville' march and rally draws sprawling crowd to Center City

Rallies

'Philly is Charlottesville' march and rally to be held Wednesday evening

Carroll - Affordable Care Act Protest

Podcasts

New podcast tackles today's tough issues from a Baby Boomer mom's point of view

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LGBTQ

Report: Philly social activist declines HIV medication in Mazzoni Center protest

Carroll - Mazzoni Center LGBTQ rights supporters counter-protest Westboro Baptist Church

Education

After debate over racial slur, Cherry Hill East High School to perform 'Ragtime' as written

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