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(credit: Barbara Hogue, Executive Director, Historic Germantown)

New Exhibit In Germantown Tells Story Of Nation’s First Kidnapping For Ransom

The Germantown Historic Society opened a new exhibit this weekend titled, “Kidnapped: Lost and Found.” It tells the story of the abduction of a 4-year-old boy from his front yard in Germantown, 140 years ago.

03/01/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Flamenco Festival Returns

Philadelphia’s all-female flamenco dance company kicked off its second bi-annual Flamenco Festival on Saturday.

03/01/2014

(Mike Devlin, founder of the Camden Children's Garden, stands alongside the group's display at the Philadelphia Flower Show.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Its Prospects Bright, Camden Children’s Garden Blossoms at Flower Show

Camden Children’s Garden founder Mike Devlin says the nature education center on the Camden waterfront was looking down the barrel of a gun last year.

02/28/2014

(Rob McCord, at lectern, is endorsed by Phila. Black Clergy.  Rev. Terrance Griffith is slightly left and behind McCord.  McCord's McCord's wife, Leigh, is left of Griffith, wearing scarf.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Black Clergy Endorses Rob McCord For Pennsylvania Governor

McCord promised to bring more funding to Philadelphia public schools, more equality to the criminal justice system, and more jobs.

02/27/2014

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Non-Profit Joins President Obama’s Effort To Help Men Of Color

President Obama is expected to announce today a major, national effort to help bolster the lives of young men of color. A Philadelphia non-profit will be part of the effort.

02/27/2014

Titled, Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now, the exhibit provides a contemporary, real world view of the world through the eyes of Native American people living, leading and thriving today. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

New Interactive Exhibit Showcases Past And Present Day Life Of Native Americans

Titled, Native American Voices: The People – Here and Now, the exhibit provides a contemporary, real world view of the world through the eyes of Native American people living, leading and thriving today.

02/26/2014

(Unemployed workers look through help-wanted ads in a Labor Department field office.  Credit: Chris Hondros/ Getty Images)

Phila. Group Says End of Unemployment Benefits Will Cause Cascading Job Losses

The Philadelphia Unemployment Project says the region will lose tens of thousands of additional jobs due to the expiration of federal unemployment benefits for those already jobless.

02/25/2014

File Photo of W. Wilson Goode, Sr. in the KYW Newsradio studios. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

African American Males The Focus At City Hall Presentation

The Mayor’s Commission on African American Males will present its recommendations to the Mayor today at City Hall.

02/24/2014

The Community College of Philadelphia (credit: ccp.edu)

Connection Between Law And Everyday Life The Focus In Philadelphia This Week

The Community College of Philadelphia kicks off its 15th annual Law and Society Week Monday.

02/23/2014

(A frame from the hourlong surveillance video which captured part of an incident in which a Philadelphia high school student claims he was roughed up by police.  Image from Phila. PD Youtube posting)

Local Attorney Weighs In On City’s Controversial Stop And Frisk Policy

Attorney David Rudovsky worked with the ACLU in representing a class of plaintiffs in a 2010 suit against the city of Philadelphia over its stop and frisk policy.

02/22/2014

(In Philadelphia City Council chambers, councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez, at lectern, discussed Philadelphia's policy of cooperting with ICE.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Hearing Sought Before Nutter Modifies ICE Cooperation Agreement

Now, when Philadelphia police stop an undocumented immigrant for even a minor offense, officers will enter the person’s information into a database shared with federal immigration authorities.

02/20/2014

(At a center city press conference, classmates of Darrin Manning sit behind (L-R) Paula Peebles of National Action Network Pa.; Veronica Joyner, principal at Manning's school; Lewis Small, Manning's attorney; Ikea Coney, Manning's mother; and Darrin Manning.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Move To Clarify Controversial Case of Student’s Patdown by Philly Cops

“It’s time for the district attorney to withdraw charges in this case,” said Lewis Small, attorney for Darrin Manning, during a press conference. “It’s just time to end the injustice.”

02/19/2014

Californians React To Supreme Court Rulings On Prop 8 And DOMA

Support For Gay Marriage Is Growing In Pennsylvania, Political Analyst Says

Lawsuits are pending in both federal and state court in Pennsylvania and some say the question is not whether marriage equality will exist in the Commonwealth, but when.

02/19/2014

(Maria Pajil Battle.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Maria Pajil Battle

Over the past few years, Battle has led the charge for creating faith-based programs that promote disease prevention and healthy lifestyles in underserved communities.

02/14/2014

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

City Asks Philadelphia Residents To Briefly Postpone Sidewalk Shoveling

With a second round of snow headed our way later today, the question is: must you shovel now, or can you wait until the last of the snow stops falling?

02/13/2014

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