Special to the Capital-Star

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.

New Philly coalition aims to support people who are arrested

By: - November 22, 2019

The coalition aims to be a resource that will encourage people to have more faith in the legal system as a whole.

Cheyney University’s future at stake as accreditation panel meets

By: - November 22, 2019

Cheyney University has run out of lifelines and delays over the status of its accreditation.

Hahnemann sale expected to trigger more oversight for hospital closures

By: - November 21, 2019

The legislation has the support of 11 council members and the Kenney administration, a strong indication that the bill will pass before the end of the year.

‘This could be my son’: In Philadelphia, Black men gather in an effort to help reduce city’s gun violence

By: - November 20, 2019

Activists from across Philadelphia met Monday to discuss ways to tackle the escalating murder rate in Pennsylvania's largest city.

Cheyney releases full proposed budget, but doubts over its surplus remain

By: - November 20, 2019

With its accreditation on the line, questions continue to swirl about the finances at the troubled historically Black university.

Report: Philly Mayor Kenney’s office bottled up $134.6M in unspent soda tax revenue

By: - November 19, 2019

The 1.5-cent-per-ounce soda tax is supposed to pay for pre-kindergarten, Community Schools, and an infrastructure program to improve recreation centers, libraries, parks and other public spaces, known as Rebuild.