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Jun. 9- Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Congressman Dwight Evans co-host with Odunde Festival “Dialogue on Women’s Leadership” at City Council Chambers, City Hall, Rm. 400, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Keynote speaker: Arikana Chihombori-Quao. RSVP: Stanley Straughter slstraughter@verizon.net or Youma Ba youmaba70@gmail.com. Jun. 9- Councilman Derek Green hosts Jazz Night at Craig & Jennifer Alleyne, 806 Westview St., […]

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Philadelphia GOP Slams Sanctuary-City Policy

On Wednesday, federal Judge Michael Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that President Donald Trump cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way they handle illegal immigrants who have come into conflict with the law. After hearing the ruling Mayor Kenney was caught on tape dancing and proclaiming, “I’m a sanctuary city.” […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Many Dem Wards Elect New Leaders in Philadelphia

BY JOE SHAHEELI It’s more a generational change than a partisan conflict. After all is said and done, few Democratic ward leaders were overthrown by rebels in the June 4 committee elections. But there will be many new faces in Democratic City Committee for the next four years, largely because many old-timers burned out and […]

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Jun. 7

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Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell hosts W. Phila. Thursday Night Jazz Series at Malcolm X Park, 52nd & Pine Sts., 7 p.m. Glenn Bryant, keyboardist, & friends.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 8

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OIC of America celebrates Reentry Month & SOAR Anniversary at Sullivan Human Services Ctr., 1415 N. Broad St., 12-3 p.m. Job & resource fair. Guests include Rev. Dr. Wilson Goode, Council President Darrell Clarke & State Rep. Curtis Thomas, Jr. For info: Naja Killebrew (215) 236-4500.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 8

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State Sen. Vincent Hughes is hosted “Women for Hughes 2018” at Kimmel Ctr., 300 S. Broad St., 12:30 p.m. Sponsors $2,500, Table Hosts $1,000, Table Co-Hosts $500, Leading Ladies $100. For info: citizensforhughes@gmail.com (215) 251-0585.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 9

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Congressman Dwight Evans hosts Federal Services fair at Carousel Ho., 4300 Ave. of the Republic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. RSVP: (215) 276-0340 or EvansEvents@mail.house.gov.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 9- State Rep. Joanna McClinton & State Sen. Anthony Williams host Shredding at Motivation H.S., 60th St. & Baltimore Ave., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. For info: (215) 748-6712. Jun. 9- Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Congressman Dwight Evans co-host with Odunde Festival “Dialogue on Women’s Leadership” at City Council Chambers, City Hall, Rm. 400, 3:30-5:30 […]

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Today, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office announced that since DA Larry Krasner took office in January of 2018, its Homicide Unit has successfully secured 70 guilty verdicts and guilty pleas. The unit is led by ADA Anthony Voci, a former homicide prosecutor recruited to come back to the office at the start of the Krasner […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Both City Parties Will Be Reborn Next Week

BY JOE SHAHEELI This coming Monday, June 4, the people who will actually decide the grassroots presence of the Philadelphia Democratic and Republican Parties will meet and be elected. Parties, by definition, are not clusters of ideas or policies; they are not their candidates; they are not their voters. Parties are organizations – and organizations […]

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