According to the federal lawsuit filed in 2013, many seriously mentally ill inmates in Pennsylvania’s state prisons were kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, sometimes for months or even years with little access to the medical help necessary to stabilize their mental condition.
Project Home is working to re-open the hub this season. She says they’re looking for a new space on the concourse — but they’ll open a mobile unit even if they are unable to create another storefront.
“We’re good at serving on boards and at doing pro bono work,” says Al Dandridge, “but maybe not so much at rolling up our sleeves and actually getting down and helping people in our community.”
Eleven groups took the stage for 4½ minutes each, generating lots of excitement.
This year, marriage equality became the law of the land in Pennsylvania.
He was once general manager of WDAS — and then WURD, and he did stints at WHAT and at stations in Chicago and Cincinnati.
Gesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia became a household name this summer when a fast-moving fire claimed the lives of four children.
A Montgomery County hair salon gave free hair makeovers to dozens of homeless women as part of its’ fourth annual Christmas Eve charity event.
A Southwest Philadelphia non-profit surprised several needy families with a little Christmas cheer a day early through a program called Operation Holiday Help.
Who do you know who has changed the Black community for the better this past year?
“We had the African dancers, we had the Chinese dancers, we had the Latin American dancers, and of course we had dancers from America and from Israel,” says Madhumita Sen, the music teacher at Universal Creighton Charter School.
Healthcare advocates filed a federal class action in Philadelphia on Monday asking a judge to stop part of Governor Tom Corbett’s new Healthy Pennsylvania Medicaid plan.
The NLRB move to add the corporate entity to the case means fast-food parent companies that control food quality may have to address worker conditions.
A Philadelphia non-profit that helps those in need adopted four families to help this Christmas. But they have nearly two dozen additional families on a waiting list.
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.