Special to the Capital-Star

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Black-owned firms make up larger share of Philadelphia’s businesses than previously reported

By: - December 3, 2019

The figure still doesn’t match up with city demographics, where Blacks are 44 percent of the population, whites are 34 percent, Latinos are 15 percent, and Asians are 8 percent.

Superfund task force visits Philadelphia environmental education center

By: - December 2, 2019

Federal environmental protection authorities are viewing the successful transformation of a formerly contaminated site in West Philadelphia as a model for transforming brownfields.

Like father, like daughter: Family makes history among ranks of Philly’s new firefighters

By: - December 2, 2019

“The citizens come first and doing good will come back to you hundredfold. If you put others before yourself, good will come back to you.”

This 8-year-old is the ‘world’s youngest female barber,’ and she’s from Philly

By: - November 30, 2019

Neijae Graham-Henries especially wants to cut President Donald Trump's hair. "because it's too long." She'd also like to give LeBron James a trim.

Efforts underway to pressure Comcast into keeping Starz channels

By: - November 29, 2019

The move by Comcast to make Starz an add-on has garnered criticism from members of Congress and other lawmakers because of diversity concerns.

Redefining homelessness could help families on the edge, advocates say

By: - November 28, 2019

“The homeless system is failing, and it’s failing because it’s not going upstream, to get to the youngest,” advocates say.

Locked up for being poor, Philly’s Maurice Hudson is free

By: - November 27, 2019

Hudson, 29, was sentenced in 2009 to two to four years in prison for his role as a lookout in a robbery. But he he has been out on probation.

Jury in officer-involved shooting to come from Philadelphia

By: - November 26, 2019

Former Philly Officer Ryan Pownall, 37, allegedly shot David Jones, 30, in the Juniata neighborhood on June 8, 2017.

Despite financial problems, Cheyney University is keeping its accreditation

By: - November 25, 2019

The ruling from Middle States Commission on Higher Education comes after several years of struggle at the nation's oldest Black university.

New Philly Council bill would change real estate tax abatement

By: - November 25, 2019

Under the bill, new residential housing would be eligible for a 100 percent abatement in the first year, decreasing to 10 percent 10 years after construction.

Black library employees earn the least as Philly officials move slowly to implement diversity, inclusion policies

By: - November 24, 2019

A new report reveals that full-time Black Free Library employees earn the least out of all racial groups, staff demographics do not reflect the city’s.

Philadelphia leaders tout $10M expansion of commercial corridor cleaning program

By: - November 23, 2019

The new city investment will pay for 30 part-time jobs in every Council District at a wage of $15 an hour.