Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag: Philadelphia

Philadelphia Names Street After Former Mayor Responsible...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's first black mayor says he was responsible for dropping a bomb on a home full of people 33 years ago. But...

Milwaukee Officials Invite Jay-Z to Bring Festival...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee officials are inviting Jay-Z to bring his Made In America music festival to the city next year because Philadelphia no...

Philadelphia to Open Nation’s First Supervised Injection...

Philadelphia city officials announced this week its plans to become the first municipality in the nation to open a supervised injection facility, or SIF,...

Monumental Man: Martyred Activist Catto at Last...

At a time when historically tone-deaf monuments to Confederate leaders, slave owners, genocidal explorers and other beacons of white supremacy occupy public attention, the...

White Savior Syndrome: Even In Fight Against...

During a 2011 interview, funnyman, author and civil rights activist Dick Gregory vehemently rejected a comparison between John Brown and Nat Turner, a pair...

How a Philadelphia DA Who was Elected...

The case of Jimmy Dennis in Philadelphia provides evidence as to why the death penalty is part of an unfair, unjust system that is...

Black Philadelphia Woman Gets Trial, Says Cops...

A Philadelphia social worker wants a trial after two detectives allegedly violated her civil rights by forcing her from her Southwest Philadelphia home and...

10 Must-See Documentaries That Celebrate the African-American...

The stories of Black life in America are most popular this time of year as we celebrate the accomplishments of Black people in February. The...

Amid U.S. Visit and a Legacy of...

With the arrival of Pope Francis to the U.S. this week, many expect the leader to speak out on issues of great concern to...

9 Black Moms That Couldn’t Celebrate Mother’s...

Mother's Day is a time for celebrating not only the women who gave birth to us but the women who have been instrumental in our...

Valerie Smith Leaves Princeton to Become 1st...

Valerie Smith, a Princeton University dean and scholar of African-American literature and culture, made history when she was named the first Black president of...

10 of the Oldest Black-Owned Banks That...

Broadway Federal Bank FSB, Los Angeles Broadway Federal Savings and Loan Association was founded in 1946 by a group of civic-minded men and women who wanted...

10 Popular World Monuments You Probably Didn’t...

  Edmund Pettus Bridge -- Selma, Alabama The Edmund Pettus Bridge was the site of "Bloody Sunday" on March 7, 1965, when armed officers attacked peaceful...

How Did Police Find Abducted Philly Woman...

Philadelphia woman Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, was found alive on Wednesday in Jessup, Md. She had been missing for three days after the police released...

Scarce Details in Death of Michael Ward,...

Authorities still have no details about the death Michael Moses Ward, 41, known as Birdie Africa when he survived the 1985 MOVE bombing in...

The Best Milkshakes in America

Milkshakes are true American classics — chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry have the power to transport us back to diner days or hot summer afternoons....

6 Dead in Philadelphia Building Collapse

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Anthony Nutter says the collapse of a downtown building that was being demolished has killed six people. The four-story building collapsed Wednesday...

The Black Male Engagement Initiative Dispels Myths

The Black Male Engagement (BMe) Initiative was started by the Knight Arts Foundation two years ago. And now thousands of African-American men are coming...

Spring Festivals Add to Already-Vibrant Philadelphia

There's so much more to this young old city than just the Liberty Bell and a Philly Cheese Steak. Philadelphia is a multi-layered city...

Kidnapped Girl Escapes, Rescued Early Tuesday in...

A young girl abducted from her elementary school escaped her captors early Tuesday morning, ending a night-long search in Philadelphia for the missing child....