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Congressman Fitzpatrick: Adegbile Rejection Will Be Turning Point For Obama Administration

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick joined Chris Stigall Thursday on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to discuss the Senate’s rejection of Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s nomination to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.

03/06/2014

(Loretta Winters, president of NAACP of Gloucester County, NJ.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Loretta Winters

A self-proclaimed advocate for women, Winters pushes for what she believes in. Four years ago she became president of the Gloucester County NAACP.

02/12/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett had said he would hold up additional funding for Philadelphia schools until the teachers' union agrees to concessions.  File photo)

Group Eyes Lawsuit To Force Pa. To Release Funding For Phila. Schools

The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia says it has precedent that shows it could work: the Chester-Upland budget crisis.

08/14/2013

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4 More Nonprofits Push For Reforms In Next Philadelphia Teachers Contract

The Coalition for Effective Teaching, a three-month-old group of nonprofits endorsing changes in the next teachers pact, is adding four new groups.

07/24/2013

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Hundreds Attend ‘Justice For Trayvon’ Rally In Center City

A rally was held outside of the federal courthouse in Center City Saturday afternoon to urge the Justice Department to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

07/20/2013

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Local Protests Continue Over Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict

Community outrage over the not guilty verdict in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman is evolving into something more. Part of the evolution will be discussed Saturday in Philadelphia at two separate rallies.

07/20/2013

Stigall Show Log 7.18.13

Chris discusses some supermarket and pharmacy’s decision not sell this month’s issue of Rolling Stone, Jimmy Carter’s issue with race, and Philadelphia Council President Darrell Clarke’s idea to use additional sale tax revenue for employee pensions.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/18/2013

(Pa. Voting Rights Coalition operations chief Joe Certaine, at lectern, describes the group's newly expanded mission.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Group Fighting Pa. Voter ID Law Takes On Expanded Voting-Rights Role

“If one citizen is deprived of the right to vote, that’s one too many,” said Joe Certaine, the coalition’s chief of operations.

07/10/2013

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Wet Seal To Pay $7.5M In Discrimination Lawsuit

Wet Seal Inc. has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a federal racial discrimination lawsuit filed by three of the retailer’s former employees.

05/09/2013

(Afaq Mahmoud holding her ACT-SO gold medal. Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia NAACP Holding Olympics To Teach Students To Raise Standards

The Philadelphia NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) draws high school students from all over the region who compete in 26 categories for cash, bragging rights and a place in the national competition.

04/06/2013

(Proponents of a moratorium for school closures listen as Quanisha Smith of Action United speaks outside City Hall.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Nutter Says He Won’t Back a Delay in Philadelphia School Closure Plan

A coalition of groups is asking Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter to pressure the School Reform Commission to put a one-year moratorium on the plan to close dozens of schools.

03/04/2013

(NAACP Philadelphia chapter president Jerome Mondesire.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Community Activists Demand Nutter Delay Philadelphia School Closures

Local NAACP president Jerry Mondesire says repeated attempts to contact the mayor have been met with silence.

02/27/2013

Young girl abducted from Philadelphia school on January 14th, 2012.

Reward Increased To $75K In Case Of Abducted Kindergartner From West Philadelphia School

African American community leaders, stood with the Mayor and police investigators to announce they have increased the reward in the case of the 5-year-old girl who was abducted from her West Philadelphia school last week, kept overnight and found at a playground the next day.

01/25/2013

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Despite Law Being On Hold, PA Voters Can Expect To Be Asked For Photo ID

Election judges are still required to ask Pennsylvania voters for a photo ID. However, at least for this election, voters are not required to show it.

11/05/2012

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Philadelphia Election Officials Lay Out Plans To Make Sure Voters Have Proper ID Come November

After last week’s court ruling upholding Pennsylvania’s controversial Voter ID law, election officials in Philadelphia are scrambling to make sure voters do have proper ID come November’s presidential election.

08/20/2012

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