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Maria McLaughlin Scores Backing for Statewide Run

Maria McLaughlin Scores Backing for Statewide Run

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POLS ON THE STREET: Welcome to the DA Circus

BY JOE SHAHEELI DA Seth Williams will soon feel the error of his ways; and we are not talking about how badly he handled his personal life, his office and his financial misfilings. He will suffer in silence forever, or maybe not, for caving in when the going got tough. With all the worst publicity […]

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Octavius Catto Lives on in Memory

BY ELDON GRAHAM The name “Octavius V. Catto” might not be famous nationwide today among the roster of historical African American figures. But he is definitely deserving of recognition and worth being mentioned alongside names such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and W.E.B. DuBois. In addition, his story unfolded right here in […]

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Black History Was Beautiful – for Kids

BY TONY WEST It was history writ small; history up close and personal; and most importantly, history passed down. African American history was marked by Southwest Philadelphia District Services at Kingsessing Recreation Center. Kingsessing is a largely Black, blue-collar community of two-story rowhomes. It lies far off the city’s museum trail and its modest residents […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: State GOP Feels the Trump Card

BY JOE SHAHEELI Even though Philly’s Democratic Party, under the leadership of DCC Chairman Congressman Bob Brady, delivered a record-setting vote of over half million to Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, State Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) believes there are still rich pickings in the Commonwealth’s other counties that delivered record turnouts and majorities to […]

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Updated Feb. 9

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Feb. 10- Ward Leader Bobby Henon hosts 65th Ward Party at Maggie’s Waterfront Café, 9247 N. Delaware Ave., 6-9 p.m. Tickets $40. Checks payable to “Friends of the 65th Ward,” 9209 Torresdale Ave., Phila., PA 19114. For info: John Donohoe (267) 334-3775. Feb. 10- S.W. Phila. Dist. Services & Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell present African American […]

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Updated Feb. 2nd

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Feb. 2-            State Rep. Angel Cruz hosts Police Dept. Recruitment Drive at 3503 N. B St., Unit 7, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For info: (215) 291-5643. Feb. 2-            Judge Dan Sulman is hosted Campaign Kickoff Party at Pagano’s Market & Bar, 2001 Market St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Complimentary light fare. Suggested Contribution levels $50, $100, […]

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Updated Jan 26th

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Jan. 26-           State Sen. Art Haywood hosts 60th Birthday Party at Ladder 15, 1528 Sansom St., 6-8 p.m. Tickets $50, advanced levels $500, $1,000, $2,000. For info: Dominque at (609) 784-4513 or dominque@pasenatedems.com. Jan. 28-           State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Town Hall Mtg. at Cathedral Ha. Audit., Cathedral Village, 600 E. Cathedral Rd., […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: City Congressional Caucus Will Skip Trump Inauguration

by Joe Shaheeli Tomorrow’s inauguration ceremonies in D.C. won’t have many Philly Democrats in attendance. Especially noticeable will be the absence of Congressmen Bob Brady, Brendan Boyle and Dwight Evans. Led by Philadelphia Democratic Party Chairman Brady, the three worked hard and long to successfully deliver to Hillary Clinton a record-setting over-half-million votes. This was […]

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OUR OPINION: Activists, Come Home to Philadelphia

Those who are going to Washington to show our next president their disapproval or to indicate their support for his new “revolution” will find Saturday morning you will again all be united by shared concerns our great and beloved city is going through a series of changes, some for the better, and others for the […]

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