Maria Quiñones Sánchez just made a big endorsement in Philly’s mayoral race. Why it matters
According to U.S. Census data, Latinos make up about 16% of Philadelphia residents and about 13% are registered to vote.
Center City District annual report highlights Philadelphia’s economic recovery
The report, which examines the latest trends in both in Center City and in the broader Philadelphia economy, highlights the resilience of the city’s housing markets and the continued confidence of investors and developers in Philadelphia’s downtown despite some ongoing challenges.
Philadelphia mayoral candidates discuss how to help city’s unhoused residents
'I will break up the open-air drug market,' in Kensington, former City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart said.
Temple U. president asks for help to fight gun violence after campus police officer is killed
'We can’t fulfill our mission if we cannot keep our students safe,' Temple President Jason Wingard said.
Philadelphia City Council OKs resolution urging Congress to pass George Floyd Act
On Feb. 24, 2021, the police reform bill named for Floyd was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, which it subsequently passed. But in the U.S. Senate, negotiations between Republicans and Democrats broke down in September of that year, which stalled the legislation.
Nina Ahmad, women’s advocate and entrepreneur seeks open council seat
A native of Bangladesh, Ahmad came to the U.S. alone when she was 21 and improved her English by watching U.S. television shows and waiting tables at a diner. Later she earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Drexel University reduces tuition for community college transfers
The 'Drexel Promise' program aims to help community college students obtain a 4-year degree.
Krasner’s impressive actions speak louder than his imperfect words | Michael Coard
By Michael Coard At the outset, I must concede that I cannot defend the indefensible. District Attorney Larry Krasner was completely wrong on Dec. 6 when, during an unscripted interview, he extemporaneously said, “We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness. We don’t have a crisis of crime. We don’t have a crisis of violence.” Even […]
‘We are always on our knees:’ Haitians in Philly react to earthquake on island
Beyond the earthquake, Woodmark said the Caribbean island suffers from widespread violence, kidnappings and security concerns, all of which have prevented him from visiting his home more regularly in recent years.
Arbitrator’s ruling expected soon on Philly police contract
The FOP struck a deal with the Kenney administration over a one-year contract soon after the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the city in 2020. The contract expired Aug. 1.
Happy birthday, George Edwin Taylor. The first Black presidential candidate | Michael Coard
Taylor was born free in Little Rock to Bryant Taylor, an enslaved father, and raised by his free mother, Amanda Hines, in Alton, Illinois. Sadly, she passed away when he was just 8 years old. He then lived with a politically active Black foster family in Wisconsin and later attended Wayland University.
Report offers ways to address inequities among Philly’s minority-owned small businesses
The research incorporates feedback from interviews, focus groups and survey responses from nearly 250 small business owners and 79 capital and business support organizations and an advisory council of more than 30 local business owners, community-based organizations, capital and service providers, city government officials and philanthropic institutions.