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A rally in no Philadelphia the day after the Grand Jury decision was announced. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Experts Discuss Picking Up The Pieces After Ferguson Riots

The focus is slowly shifting from protests to next steps in the process.

9 hours ago

(Michael Coard announces a federal lawsuit accusing Pennsylvania and its governor, Tom Corbett, of strangling Cheyney University financially.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Group Says Cheyney University Underfunding is Result of Racial Discrimination

“We’re one of 14 state institutions owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Cheyney from the very beginning has been treated like a stepchild,” says Michael Coard, a 1982 Cheyney alumnus who is one of several attorneys representing plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuit.

10/29/2014

(Evelyn Cortez, leaving the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center, near City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Defendants in Philadelphia Elementary School Cheating Scandal Appear in Court

Four of the five, including Cayuga Elementary School principal Evelyn Cortez, now have a preliminary hearing on July 18th to face charges that they gave students answers to standardized tests.

05/19/2014

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Man Caught With Guns And Drugs On Subway Ordered Held For Trial

A man charged with carrying guns, drugs and a bayonette on a septa subway train a couple of weeks ago has now been ordered held for trial.

08/17/2012

(The President's House Opening / Credit: Photo by H. Rumph Jr. for GPTMC)

City Activist Responds To Criticism Of ‘President’s House’

A Philadelphia trial lawyer and activist is firing back at a New York Times writer who criticized The President’s House exhibit on Independence Mall.

01/03/2011

(file photo by Clark Kissinger / Getty Images)

Pro-Mumia Film Screening Leads To Heated Debate

Twenty nine years after the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, an appeals hearing will be held Tuesday for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

11/09/2010

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