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Life after prison proves to be frustrating, even for those only pretending they're trying to get back on their feet

Eastern State reentry simulation


Philly City Council considers forming a reparations task force. What does that mean?

Philadelphia Reparations

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The People's Kitchen seeks volunteers to help cook free, daily meals

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How Girl Scouts Beyond Bars supports children with incarcerated mothers

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars

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Meek Mill pardoned by Gov. Wolf for charges tied to his overturned 2008 conviction

Meek Mill Pardon

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Philly medical society apologizes for 'silence' over Holmesburg Prison experiments

holmesburg prison apology

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Meek Mill paid the bail to bring 20 Philly women home for the holidays

Meek Mill paid the bill for 20 incarcerated women


Michael Nutter to co-chair U.S. Treasury's first racial equity committee

Michael Nutter US Treasury

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

Mumia Abu-Jamal Brown University

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

Sesame Place Diversity Training

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

Sesame Place Apology

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

Philabundance Hunger Study

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

Sesame Place Girls Attorney


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

Blindness and diabetes


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

Social Justice

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

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

Wardrobe Event Series Incarcerated

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


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

School District of Philadelphia nonbinary students

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

Carol Tracy WLP

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

Philly Pride Collective


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

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

Philadelphia police stop-and-frisk

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


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

Andrew Jackson School name change

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One year later: Philadelphia commemorates George Floyd's legacy

George Floyd Anniversary

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

Criminal Justice Grants

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

George Floyd Philadelphia


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

PA national guard


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

chauvin verdict preparation

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

Penn Museum Skulls


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

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


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

philly george floyd protest monday


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

George Floyd Philly protest


Activist Asa Khalif plans run for Philadelphia City Council

Carroll - Frank Rizzo Statue Protest Asa Khalif


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

Tattooed Mom


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

Malcolm Jenkins post Trump