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A New Chaos for Philly Schools After Teachers' Contract Torn Up

A New Chaos for Philly Schools After Teachers’ Contract Torn Up

by Julianne Hing on October 7 2014, 4:31PM

A new chapter in what unions call the “war on teachers.”

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That Time Philly Cops Bombed a City Block to Destroy a Black Liberation Group

That Time Philly Cops Bombed a City Block to Destroy a Black Liberation Group

by Jamilah King on May 16 2014, 10:50AM

On May 13, 1985, police bombed an entire city block in its attack on MOVE, killing 11 people.

Topics: Culture

In New Documentary, Men Are Out of Jail But Still Imprisoned

In New Documentary, Men Are Out of Jail But Still Imprisoned

by Carla Murphy on May 14 2014, 7:00AM

Director El Sawyer says home is just another kind of prison—and that’s the problem

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Court Date Set for Phila. Teen Alleging Sexual Assault By Police

Court Date Set for Phila. Teen Alleging Sexual Assault By Police

by Carla Murphy on January 24 2014, 11:30AM

Darrin Manning faces criminal charges from an arrest in which he says a female police officer injured his genitals.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Phila. Teen Claims Stop-And-Frisk Led to Injured Genitals

Phila. Teen Claims Stop-And-Frisk Led to Injured Genitals

by Carla Murphy on January 21 2014, 4:18PM

The 16-year-old says that a female officer squeezed his genitals so hard that it ruptured his testicle.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Get this Philadelphia Man a Good Job

Get this Philadelphia Man a Good Job

by Carla Murphy on January 8 2014, 10:30AM

Immigrant cab driver posts accounting resume in his cab for more than a year, now.

Topics: /NOW

Drake Gifts Struggling Philly High School With Brand New Recording Studio

Drake Gifts Struggling Philly High School With Brand New Recording Studio

by Julianne Hing on December 6 2013, 4:58PM

He was moved by a prior TV segment on the troubled school.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Philly Students Turn Current School Crisis Into Art

Philly Students Turn Current School Crisis Into Art

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2013, 5:18PM

Students in Philly public schools are drawing inspiration from the budget crisis surrounding them.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Dispatch From Philadelphia: The Brutal End of Public Education

Dispatch From Philadelphia: The Brutal End of Public Education

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2013, 7:00AM

This is what austerity and “reform” look like.

Topics: Dispatches, Schools & Youth

Public Universities Funding Less Low-Income Students Nationwide

Public Universities Funding Less Low-Income Students Nationwide

by Von Diaz on September 11 2013, 3:24PM

A new study from ProPublica and The Chronicle for Higher Education shows colleges most frequented by low-income students are giving them less aid than ever.

Topics: /NOW

More Cheesesteak, Less Hate

More Cheesesteak, Less Hate

by Aura Bogado on August 16 2013, 1:10PM

A Philly cheesesteak at Joe’s comes with a side of justice.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Philadelphia New Year's Parade Mocks Indians, Native Americans, Blackface

Philadelphia New Year’s Parade Mocks Indians, Native Americans, Blackface

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2013, 6:20PM

New Year’s cheer for Philadelphia’s annual Mummers parade included a whole bunch of racial mockery.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Philly Cop Appears to Punch Woman at Puerto Rican Day Parade

Philly Cop Appears to Punch Woman at Puerto Rican Day Parade

by Jorge Rivas on October 1 2012, 11:29AM

But what’s clear from the 36 second video is that a woman jumping around celebrating (by spraying silly string) ends up with a busted lip after an officer throws her down on the floor.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Two Young Black Poets From Philly on Hipster Racism [Video]

Two Young Black Poets From Philly on Hipster Racism [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on August 17 2012, 9:43AM

Brave New Voices poets take hipster liberal colorblind racist “anti-racists” to task.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Remaking of Philadelphia Public Schools: Privatization or Bust

The Remaking of Philadelphia Public Schools: Privatization or Bust

by Julianne Hing on May 11 2012, 9:19AM

The nation’s eighth-largest school district says financial solvency depends on an infusion of cash from the city — and a plan that would shut down schools in the next five years.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

NAACP Sues Philly For Rejecting Prison Reform Ad

by Jamilah King on May 1 2012, 2:25PM

Looks like the city doesn’t want all of its dirty laundry on display to travelers.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Philadelphia Public School System Braces for Dissolution

Philadelphia Public School System Braces for Dissolution

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 11:56AM

Under the proposed plan, 40 percent of Philly schoolkids will be enrolled in charter schools by 2017.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Ex Philly Schools Chief Takes Heat for Unemployment Bid

Ex Philly Schools Chief Takes Heat for Unemployment Bid

by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2011, 11:43AM

Former district employees say that Arlene Ackerman doesn’t deserve another dime from the city.

Topics: Economy

Who's Responsible for the Results of Philly's Record Joblessness? [Reader Forum]

Who’s Responsible for the Results of Philly’s Record Joblessness? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on August 22 2011, 9:04AM

Readers chime in on Philly mayor Michael Nutter’s call for personal responsibility from young black men — and his omission of his administration’s record unemployment and nearly-nonexistent spending.

Topics: Economy

Philly Mayor Michael Nutter Joins Bill Cosby in Bashing Black Teens and Parents

Philly Mayor Michael Nutter Joins Bill Cosby in Bashing Black Teens and Parents

by Jorge Rivas on August 16 2011, 2:19PM

But while he lectures on personal responsibility, Mayor Nutter should take another look at his job description.

Topics: Politics

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