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Criminal Justice Reform, Meek Mill, New York Times, Op-Eds, Philadelphia, Video -

  Rapper Meek Mill is in the New York Times this week with a powerful op-ed on criminal justice reform. If you remember, in November 2017, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced the Philly native to two to four years–claiming he violated his probation. Upon his early release in April 2018, he has led many rallies and […]

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Entertainment, Music, Philadelphia, Temple University, Tupac, Video -

  Items owned by Tupac Shakur have been donated to Temple University, including a bullet-dented golden medallion the rapper was wearing in 1994 when he was shot five times. The rapper’s items will be on display at the school’s main campus at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection. The collection consists of roughly 500,000 items […]

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Black Journalists, Facebook, LGBTQ, Opinion, Philadelphia -

Ernest Owens, a queer Black journalist, details his traumatizing experience of being interrogated by police over a Facebook comment.

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Bullying, High School, News, Philadelphia, Top Stories -

Nevaeh Robinson is doing her best to recover after a bully maliciously set her hair on fire while other children looked on laughing. The incident occurred last week as she waited at a bus stop, just two blocks from Gompers High School in Philadelphia, Pa. “When it happened, I panicked real fast, because I thought […]

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David Jones, News, Philadelphia, Police Shooting, Ryan Pownall -

Ryan Pownall, the former Philadelphia cop who shot and killed a Black man as he fled, won’t face first-degree murder charges as expected.

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National, News, Philadelphia, september, W. Wilson Goode Sr. -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s first black mayor says he was responsible for dropping a bomb […]

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America music festival, Entertainment, Jay-Z, News, Philadelphia -

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee officials are inviting Jay-Z to bring his Made In America music […]

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college sports, High School Sports, Philadelphia, Photo Gallery, Squash, SquashSmarts, teens -

When it comes to academics and sports in Philadelphia, the statistics are sobering. Philadelphia is America’s poorest big city, with 1 in 3 kids living in poverty. Philadelphia public and charter schools do not offer organized sports for K-8 students, and the dropout rate for students in grades nine through 12 is a shocking 60 […]

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#freemeekmill, @AP, Entertainment, Judge, Meek Mill, News, Philadelphia, probation reform, Video -

A judge in Philadelphia denied Meek Mill's request to remove another judge from the rapper's case on Wednesday, saying he doesn't have jurisdiction over the matter.

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Boston Celtics, NBA, Philadelphia, Philadelphia 76ers -

The Sixers almost pulled off the impossible. After Philadelphia forced a Game 5 against the Boston Celtics, many Sixers fans who gathered to watch at South Philadelphia’s Xfinity Live! Philadelphia entertainment complex Wednesday were hopeful that their young team could push the series to two more games for a shot at the Finals. After a […]

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#BoycottStarbucks, Black Men, Donte Robinson, News, Philadelphia, Rashon Nelson, Starbucks, Video -

Twitter was abuzz about the $1 symbolic settlement Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson received from the city of Philadelphia following their completely unnecessary arrest at a Philly Starbucks last month. But the truth is, they have more money coming.

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Black Men, Criminal Justice, Entertainment, Meek Mill, Opinion, Philadelphia, probation reform -

Now that rapper Meek Mill is out of prison, writer Dustin Seibert has s few words of advice for the Philly native as he tries to hold to his freedom for the the long haul.

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@AP, Black Men, Donte Robinson, News, Philadelphia, Racist, racsim, Rashon Nelson, Starbucks -

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, black men who became best friends in the fourth grade, were taken in handcuffs from the Starbucks in Philadelphia's tony Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.

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#BoycottStarbucks, Black Men, News, Opinion, Philadelphia, Protest, Racism, Racist, Starbucks -

Read why writer Dustin Seibert (a cafe-hopping Black man) will not be joining in on the #BoycottStarbucks protest that is all over social media.

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Bianca Roberson, Gun Violence, News, Philadelphia, Road Rage -

Bianca Roberson was a beautiful and bright young woman who was looking forward to heading off to attend Jacksonville University. But her dreams were cut short last summer when police say a man shot the 18-year-old high school graduate in a fit of deadly road rage. Police told NBC 10 that Bianca Roberson was driving just outside […]

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#freemeekmill, Black Men, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Meek Mill, News, Opinion, Philadelphia, Probation, Rap, Rick Ross, TheGrio Originals -

Find out why this writer is not caping for Meek Mill. He hopes Meek gets out and everything, but he also hopes he has learned a few lessons during his time in the clink.

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Entertainment, Jay Z, Meek Mill, News, Philadelphia, Police Brutality, Police corruption -

The future of Meek Mill’s case has been a major topic of conversation, especially for Philadelphians. Local social justice leaders and students from all over the city are joining together to host a panel titled, REFORM: Bringing Injustice to Light, to discuss the rapper’s current legal status. According to Billboard, the panel scheduled for March […]

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Entertainment, Meek Mill, Music, News, Philadelphia, True Crime, Video -

The case that put Meek Mill in prison just took another interesting turn. Philadelphia police officer Reginald Graham, who was central to the arrest of rapper Meek Mill in 2007, is one of 29 officers on the District Attorney’s “Do Not Call List.” According to Newsweek, The Philadelphia Inquirer released a document that contained the […]

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Entertainment, Meek Mill, News, Philadelphia, Probation, Probation violation, Reginald Graham -

Allegations of Meek Mill being the victim of a conspiracy to keep him locked up may be more credible than people previously thought. READ MORE: White man charged by police for spitting on black child at Hooters According to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Officer Reginald Graham — who played a crucial role in Meek’s 2007 arrest for gun […]

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Andrea Constand, Bil Cosby Rape Trial, Bill Cosby, Entertainment, Janice Dickinson, News, Philadelphia, Temple University, Video -

Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's retrial want to call as many as 19 other women to the witness stand to show he had a five-decade pattern of drugging and harming women.

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Amtrak, BHM Amtrak, Black History Month, Featured, Harlem, News, Philadelphia, Washington DC -

As travel amongst Black Americans takes off, what better time to explore more of the United States and dive deeper into Black culture and history than in February.

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Julius Erving, Malcolm Jenkins, Meek Mill, Philadelphia, Rick Ross -

PHILADELPHIA — Basketball legend Julius Erving and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins showed up outside the Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice to support a friend, rapper Meek Mill, the Philadelphia native who has always showed love for local professional teams. “We rally today,” Erving said Monday, “because we all believe in him.” […]

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Civil Rights, featured, News, Octavius Catto, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, statue of Octavius Valentine Catto at City Hall -

At a time when historically tone-deaf monuments to Confederate leaders, slave owners, genocidal explorers and […]

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Brennon Jones, Cutz of Compassion, Get Lifted, Haircuts4Homeless, Philadelphia -

One month ago, 53-year-old Mathew found himself sharing his story about his unfortunate road to homelessness to an unlikely but kindhearted stranger. “August 16th makes five years since the day I received a phone call at work that my wife (47) and daughter (8) died in a house fire caused by my neighbors,” he said. […]

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons, Kevin Hart, Philadelphia -

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart appears to have done it all, from performing countless stand-up concerts that include being the first comedian to sell out a professional football stadium (Lincoln Financial Field, 2015) to starring with some of the best Hollywood actors in feature films that have grossed more than $3.5 billion. However, that’s not […]

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Carolyn Peck, Dawn Staley, NCW, Philadelphia, South Carolina Gamecocks -

Dawn Staley is used to being in the spotlight. She’s used to seeing her shadow in its illuminating glare. But there was no glare last week in Staley’s hometown of Philadelphia, only a festive atmosphere full of appreciation and pride for the second African-American coach to win an NCAA women’s basketball championship. The 46-year-old Staley […]

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Black Lives Matter, Caucus of Working Educators, Daily Uplift, Malcolm Jenkins, NFL, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles -

Continuing the conversation toward healing in the community and moving forward with the Black Lives Matter movement is a major priority for Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins. So it was no big surprise when Jenkins joined members of the Caucus of Working Educators, who share those same priorities. The New Jersey native is best known […]

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Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby, Bill Cosby Rape Trial, News, Philadelphia, Rape, Sexual Assault -

Prosecutors preparing for Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial hope to call 13 of about 60 accusers to show he drugged and molested young women.

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Ariell Johnson, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Marvel, Philadelphia, RiRi Williams, Storm -

Want to enjoy a cup of coffee, purchase your favorite comic book and patronize a black-owned business? If you’re in Philadelphia, Ariell Johnson can help you do all three. The Philly native is on the move. Not only is she the first black woman to open a comic book store on the East Coast, she […]

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