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In Philly, questions over whether Biden is doing enough to pass federal voting rights standards

BY: - July 18, 2021

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, said voters in Philadelphia, especially voters of color, “can’t take anything for granted.”

City Council considers cutting Philadelphia’s parking tax rate

BY: - May 15, 2021

Before the pandemic arrived in March 2020, the city’s parking tax revenue had reliable year-over-year growth, raking in more than $99 million in 2019.

Philly Council bill would make racially motivated 911 calls a crime

BY: - September 12, 2020

The bill clarifies that it is a hate crime - complete with penalties for criminal conduct - to misuse the 911 emergency response system if one is motivated by a hatred of other persons based on certain characteristics such as race or ethnicity.

Bill to ban hairstyle discrimination proposed in Philly City Council

BY: - March 14, 2020

Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, the main sponsor of the bill, said “hair discrimination is still very much a reality for Black people.”