A year ago Philadelphia decriminalized marijuana, though the main actors in that historical moment—the mayor and a City Councilman—have vastly differing views of the plant itself.
Re-established four years ago today, The Mayor’s Commission on African-American Males has no major accomplishment to tout but has received a pledge from the democratic nominee for Mayor of Philadelphia to extend the executive order and in City Council is a bill that could lead to its permanency.
Philadelphia’s elected and appointed officials have lost a large part of the public’s trust, with many either labeling them conspirators in a crime or just plain incompetent.
From re-opening a criminal investigation to resignation of government officials, supporters of Brandon Tate-Brown and his family vocalize demands.
Philadelphia’s youth recommended police officers become more social, and in turn, citizens will, too.
A vote of no confidence in Philly’s top cop has been issued by the mother of Mr. Brandon Tate-Brown.
Brittni Brown examines the rise of new concerns on the heels of the decreasing Ebola epidemic in Western Africa.
White anti-government protesters armed with guns take to the streets, yet no one calls the National Guard, no curfew invoked and no media frenzy.
No matter the point made by any talking head the conversation must always come back to #BlackLivesMatter.
It was both skepticism and curiosity that inspired Philadelphia activist, Mr. Paul “Frosty” Jackson, to travel to Baltimore with comrades to “get the real scoop” after hearing and seeing so many news stories about riots and looting.
Following the logic of some in Philadelphia’s black political class, it would seem Ed Rendell is in possession of the black political birthright.
Black people aren’t monolithic, but that didn’t stop city leaders from creating a black political agenda, or the media from assigning a future voice of black Philadelphia.
Council President won’t entertain thought on Director of Veterans Affairs, though one Councilman says the city can do better.
Among the 91 recommendations laid out in the Collaborative Reform Review of the Philadelphia Police Department was to fully cooperate with the Police Advisory Commission.