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(Pa. senator-elect Art Haywood is proposing legislation that would require special prosecutors in cases where police use deadly force.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Freshman Pa. Legislator Proposes Special Prosecutors in Police Deadly-Force Cases

State senator-elect Art Haywood says his first action after he is sworn in to the Pennsylvania Senate on January 6th will be to introduce a bill that requires the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor whenever a suspect is killed by police.

9 hours ago

Markela Sourovelis with lawyers announced her lawsuit on Independence Mall. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia DA’s Office Dismisses Claims Against Plaintiffs Who Sued To Take Down City Program

The Philadelphia DA’s office has dropped its claim against the home of two plaintiffs involved in a class action lawsuit that challenges the city’s program of seizing millions in cash, cars and property every year.

19 hours ago

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Philadelphia Police Union Head Angered by Anti-Racism Protests Here

Philadelphia FOP president John McNesby called protesters who criticize Philadelphia police “hatemongers.”

12/18/2014

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SEPTA, In Federal Court, Defends Decision Not To Run Anti-Islam Bus Ads

A federal judge is hearing evidence on whether Septa violated the First Amendment last summer when it refused to run some anti-Islamic advertising cards on its buses.

12/17/2014

(Jerry Tucker is a vendor of "One Step Away," a newspaper aimed at raising awareness about homelessness and providing employment for those in need.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Newspaper of Homelessness Marks Its 5th Anniversary

The newspaper has helped hundreds of men and women get back on their feet by letting them keep most of the revenue from their sales.

12/16/2014

(A visitor examines one of the original transcripts of the Bill of Rights, now on display at the National Constitution Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A 1789 Version of The Bill of Rights Goes on Display in Philadelphia

“It’s a great day for Pennsylvania and a great day for Philadelphia that we actually get to view an original copy,” Gov. Tom Corbett said during a speech at the exhibit opening.

12/15/2014

(The 2013 Christmas Village shopping mall, in Love Park.  Credit: CBS3)

Several Events Scheduled in Philadelphia Focusing on Racism Issues

Leaders of the Christmas Village, in Love Park, have canceled this evening’s “lantern parade” after learning that Ferguson-related protesters were scheduled to converge there at the same time.

12/11/2014

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City CouncilHears of Rocky Results In DHS Outsourcing Of Child Welfare Cases

Philadelphia City Council held a public hearing on Wednesday to check on the progress of new DHS system of outsourcing child welfare cases to community agencies.

12/11/2014

Minister Rodney Muhammad, the new president of the Philadelphia NAACP. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New Philadelphia NAACP President Hopes To Regain Traction In Communities

Minister Rodney Muhammad was elected on Saturday to head the more than a century old NAACP chapter.

12/09/2014

(Pa. Rep. Vanessa Brown, at lectern, speaks with reporters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Black Pa. Lawmakers Promise Response to Wave of Protests Over Deaths at Hands of Police

“People were calling and saying, ‘What are we going to do?’ ” noted state representative Vanessa Brown (D-Phila., at lectern).

12/08/2014

Evette Fearon and Lesa Givens of Faith Seeder Ministries. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Gloucester County Non-Profit Collecting Backpacks For Children In Ebola-Stricken Nations

More than five-million children are out of school in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone as the countries continue to fight the deadly Ebola virus. So Faith Seeder Ministries in Sewell, New Jersey is working to help thousands of these students.

12/08/2014

Urban League President Marc Morial File Photo (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Urban League Getting Big Economic Boost

This is part of a 50 city effort to put America back to work.

12/07/2014

National Urban League President Marc Morial at podium. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

National Urban League President Speaks About Plans To End Police Injustice

he president of the National Urban League was in Philadelphia on Friday for local chapter’s community empowerment luncheon at the Lowe’s Hotel in Center City. But he spoke about plans to fight injustice in light of protests in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City.

12/06/2014

(THe Olney Eagles.  Photo provided by Orben Robinson)

Donors Come Through For Championship- Bound Olney Eagles Youth Football Team

The group raised nearly $20,000 in two weeks for their trip, after their plight was highlighted on KYW Newsradio.

12/05/2014

(Jay Bustard poses with some Christmas wreaths from his family's farm.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Montco Tree Farm Again Spearheading Christmas Tree Donations to US Military Families

Jay Bustard grew up growing and chopping down trees. His family has been in the Christmas tree and wreath business in Lansdale, Pa., for 85 years.

12/04/2014

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