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ANOTHER OPINION: Roe V. Wade – Still Not Settled

by Ms. Micaiah Bilger, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It has been 42 years since the US Supreme Court ruled on the issue of abortion in the well-known case Roe v. Wade. Abortion advocates claim Roe is settled case law. But after more than four decades, abortion remains one of the most-contentious issues in our […]

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Tom Wolf And Mike Stack Inauguration Brought Out Best On All Sides

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DRED SCOTT: The Man Who Lived Free

His Quest for Justice Pushed Slavery to the Snapping Point Reprinted from the Philadelphia New Observer by Tony West A humble, yet famous 19th-century American led an unusual life – or does it only seem unusual today? He was an illiterate Black man named Dred Scott, who was born and lived most of his life a […]

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Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts ‘REPRESENT: 200 Years of African American Art’

The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosted an opening reception, lecture and dinner for the new exhibition, “REPRESENT: 200 Years of African American Art,” two days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the event attracted a host of art patrons and elected officials. The Museum has a collection of 750 works of art by African […]

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Inauguration Events For Wolf, Stack Will Showcase Their Informal Style

Shortly after Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf met with those entrusted to handle the inauguration ceremonies involving himself and Lt. Gov.-Elect Michael Stack, he said that aside from the official swearing-in ceremonies dedicated by tradition, in which he will be sworn in as the Commonwealth’s 47th Governor, the celebration would need to be a reflection of what […]

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Meet Pa.’s New Governor: Tom Wolf

Thomas Westerman “Tom” Wolf is an American businessman and politician who next Tuesday will become Pennsylvania’s 47th Governor. He did so by defeating Republican incumbent Tom Corbett in the 2014 gubernatorial election. This was his return to government responsibility after serving as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Revenue from April 2007 until November 2008. […]

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MIKE STACK: Philadelphia Finally Has Its Own Lt. Governor

“What truly distinguishes Mike Stack is his progressive leadership and unparalleled 13-year voting record in the Pennsylvania Senate championing universal access to affordable health care, common sense gun reforms, marriage equality, reproductive choice, a greener Pennsylvania, workers’ rights and a fairer economy that lifts everyone.” –Jay Costa, Senate Democratic Leader When State Sen. Mike Stack’s […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Council President Clarke Nixes Mayoral Race

by Joe Shaheeli City Council President Darrell Clarke’s announcement, “It is my intention to seek the Democratic nomination to serve a fifth term as representative of Philadelphia’s 5th Councilmanic District in the May primary election,” has opened the door to a host of speculation as to who will be the next Mayor of Philadelphia. His […]

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Commissioner Schmidt’s Report Sheds Light on ’14 Voting

by Tony West More than two-thirds of Philadelphia’s residents were registered to vote at the Nov. 4, 2014 general election. But only a little more than one-third of these people actually bothered to vote in a hotly contested gubernatorial race which burning issues like Philadelphia’s school funding on the table. This and other curious facts […]

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Updated Jan. 15th

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Jan. 22-Kickoff Planning Meeting for  21st Annual AIDS Education Month from 10 a.m. to noon at  Pennsylvania Convention Center, 13th and Arch Streets, Room 113 (enter at northeast corner). Jan. 24- TIIAI/Gateway To Re-Entry Fundraiser Bowling Party at Liberty Lanes, 6505 Market St., 1-4 p.m. Tickets $15 (Includes Shoes), free children’s books, children’s meal $2. […]

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