Mr. Christian McBride, creator of ‘The Movement Revisited,’ an elaborate composition pairing jazz music to words of iconic black activists, details how he prepared the production. — A passage in an early 20th Century philosophy book, ‘The Revolt of the Masses,’ reads: “For there is no doubt that the most radical division that it is […]
Philadelphia activists selected Rittenhouse Square Park, a location in a predominantly white and affluent area, to honor the life of Mr. Tamir Rice, a poor black kid murdered by a Cleveland cop.
Philadelphia lacks the infrastructure to care for soldiers returning home and the city’s commission on veterans wasn’t active until the 21st Century.
Incoming Philadelphia Police Commissioner, Mr. Richard Ross, who spoke of his impending attempt to reform the arbitration process—a major concern of many, particularly anti-police violence activists—has the support of a union President who wants no changes to the system of due process.
Jazz musician Mr. Wynton Marsalis, in Philadelphia as the 2015 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, spoke candidly about social and racial justice.
Blacks may live on the same planet as the perceived dominant race, but the worlds they navigate couldn’t be more different. The large room with windows facing a busy Philadelphia street in the building which houses the City’s largest news operation was, but only for a second or two, silent; then ensued brief inaudible mumbling […]
A 1970s effort to recall Mr. Frank Rizzo, a polarizing political figure in Philadelphia, impacted voters’ rights in the city and state.
The media must be not only responsible in its coverage, but responsive daily to the maladies it covers.
Philly cops with history of abuse complaints that were not sustained had their names cleared by an all-white jury in excessive force case brought to Federal Court by an openly gay man.
Mr. Jim Kenney, a third-generation Irish immigrant and father of two, will be Philadelphia’s 99th Mayor.
Philadelphia Police officers weren’t cohesive in their testimony about the plaintiff’s demeanor during arrest.
Mr. Luis Berrios, who claims he and his partner was subjected to abuse—both verbal and physical—while being arrested in December of 2010, appeared today in court for the first day of trial: Berrios vs City of Philadelphia.
Mr. Brandon Tate-Brown, the eldest son of Mrs. Tanya Brown-Dickerson, was killed by a Philadelphia police officer months before a Department of Justice report became public which criticized the department’s use of deadly force policy, among other things, and offered recommendations to remedy it. Now, Mr. Tate-Brown’s mother wants a seat on the board established to ensure recommendations are implemented.
When it comes to Black Lives Matter, neither top cop understands the movement’s existence, so they decry and monsterize it instead.
Philadelphia’s politicians, those in office and seeking election, have no jurisdiction over certain policies that cause major problems and tensions for city residents, leaving frustrated taxpayers to seek redress from the state.