Philly City Council questions Kenney’s commitment to growing Black-owned biz in budget plan

BY: - May 4, 2021

One lawmaker called for using more of the city’s $1.4 trillion in federal coronavirus stimulus funds to grow Black- and brown-owned businesses rather than the $55 million that the administration has proposed.

Her family tree is loaded with educators. Now this new Philly school board member says ‘It’s my turn’

BY: - March 7, 2021

“Help us with the goals and guardrails, but most importantly help us make the Philadelphia School District serve all abilities and all socioeconomic levels,” she added. “Help us help the children of today and tomorrow.”

Plan to give tasers to all Philly cops could come this week, Mayor Kenney says

BY: - November 15, 2020

The first year cost for the Tasers would be about $900,000, which is included in the current budget, Dunn said.

Malik B, founding member of Philly’s The Roots, dead at 47

BY: - July 29, 2020

Malik’s cousin, former CBS News correspondent Don Champion, confirmed the rapper’s death in a tweet.

Philly schools’ reopening plan: Classes 2 days a week, Sept. 2 return date

BY: - July 16, 2020

All district employees, students, guardians, and visitors will be required to perform a daily health screen to assess COVID-19 symptoms.

NAACP virtual town hall: Local, state and federal leaders say communities of color need more assistance

BY: - May 16, 2020

The town hall was the third in a four-part series that the NAACP Pa. organized to discuss COVID-19’s impact on communities of color.

Philly schools start offering courses for parents and mental health services

BY: - May 7, 2020

The district is launching a mental health hotline in partnership with Uplift Center for Grieving Children, and offering special online courses.

Lack of testing materials concern Philadelphia health commissioner Farley

BY: - April 23, 2020

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health Thursday announced 615 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 19,643. It has also confirmed 29 additional fatalities in Philadelphia.

COVID-19 in Philly: Community members, industry leaders form small business task force

BY: - April 20, 2020

By The Philadelphia Tribune PHILADELPHIA — A new task force has been formed to provide aid and guidance to businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Small Diverse Business and Community Task Force was organized to facilitate opportunities for small and small minority-owned businesses to work with state, local and federal government in providing […]