Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner forced 31 people out at the District Attorney’s office, prompting criticism from some and celebration from others. In an exclusive interview with Praise 107.9 FM host Solomon Jones, Krasner explained his motivations. ““We did it because this is an office in need of culture change,” Krasner told Jones. “It is […]
There was a celebratory feel to Larry Krasner’s inauguration as Philadelphia’s new district attorney, because, as Krasner phrased it, his ascension to the office was the culmination of a movement. It was a movement led by the disenfranchised, a movement stoked by activists, a movement that succeeded thanks to votes cast by people of color […]
In June 2018, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will take over our city’s schools by appointing a nine-member school board to replace the state-controlled School Reform Commission. In doing so, the mayor will become directly accountable for a $2.9 billion school system that has underserved Philadelphia’s children for decades. And while I laud the mayor for […]
Here’s a story you really should see, if you haven’t. It was reported by Fox 29’s Bill Anderson on his feature, “For Goodness’ Sake.” Just watch! For more, visit http://www.fox29.com/news Jerry Wells from WTXF Fox 29
If you were in Philly in 1978, you, like most of us, couldn’t help but take notice of Lisa Thomas, the new reporter / anchor at WPVI, Channel 6 news. Young; only 24 years old, the beautiful and very professional reporter made an immediate impact on the Philadelphia audience in general and the African American […]
In recent years I’ve discovered that, though I like to read many types of material, historical books are my favorite, especially factual ones dealing with the history of African Americans in this country. I’ve just completed an excellent one; “Never Caught – The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge,” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. […]
NFL Football fans the world over will be focused on Philadelphia this week and weekend for the NFL Draft, taking place Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th in a special 3000 seat open air pavilion constructed right in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Officials expect some 200,000 visitors to converge on the city […]
William Toney's last calls and texts were on November 19 to some of his female friends. After that, everything, his cell phone and his social media, went blank.
The main suspect is the victim's ex-girlfriend, who was arrested on Wednesday and charged with his murder.
Medics rushed the toddler to Hahnemann University Hospital. She was pronounced dead at 1:01 p.m. on Thursday.
The 11-term lawmaker immediately relinquished his post as the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department after his indictment last July.
On Sunday, April 24th a new annual event will be inaugurated in Philadelphia, “Honoring Our Ancestors,” starting with the late Dr. Ed Robinson. Listen and hear all about it!