Community leaders held a press conference this week to announce the second annual Hands Across Philadelphia march, which is scheduled for next Saturday. Scores of groups will join hands to stop violence in the city.
“Considering the times right now, we need very much to do something,” says peace activist and Philadelphia’s first Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez.
The money raised at the fundraiser will put the theatre one step closer to restoration.
There is no law in Pennsylvania that makes assault based on one’s sexual orientation a hate crime, so friends of the gay couple attacked in Center City last week started an online petition, hoping to change that.
“Most of these individuals are committing nonviolent crimes, but crimes that are usually the result of their mental health issues,” explains Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper.
The four-day festival, called ‘Outbeat,’ includes nearly a dozen events at various venues.
Immigration reform advocates say that months of protests have fallen on deaf ears and, with November elections approaching, the impact of broken promises will be visible at the polls.
Many child advocates say physical discipline is wrong, while some parents defend their actions, saying spankings can be appropriate under certain circumstances.
Scores of former players from a now defunct youth athletic team from North Philadelphia reunited this weekend to say thank you to the man who founded the group more than 45 years ago.
The African American Museum of Philadelphia opened a new exhibit this week that makes a haunting comparison between the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and modern day sweatshops.
The bones of thousands of men and women were buried beneath the a plot of land adjacent to the Queen Lane Apartments stood.
Contractors are making final preparations for the implosion of the Queen Lane Apartment building in Germantown Saturday morning.
The machines record ballot selections electronically, but do not produce a paper record of each vote.
The machines are called direct recording electronic, or DRE, and with a press of a button or turn of a wheel voters can choose the next governor or congressman, with choice recorded directly into the machine’s memory. Advocates says there’s a problem.
The practice is called “Seize and Seal,” and it allows the Philadelphia DA’s office to get an order from a judge to seize a home that is linked to alleged drug activity.