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Activism: Five Historical Activism Locations In Philadelphia

Activism: Five Historical Activism Locations In Philadelphia

As the birthplace of the U.S., Philadelphia holds the history of William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and many others. These people stood on the front lines of making a change, not necessarily in battle, but in their activism, standing up for what they felt was right and to change what was wrong. Throughout the years, […]

 

Center City: Philadelphia’s Irish Community Supports Civil Rights

Center City: Philadelphia’s Irish Community Supports Civil Rights

People of Irish descent in Philadelphia have a history dating back to the pre-American Revolution era. According to the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA), Irish Americans make up the largest ethnic group in the Philadelphia area. The 2000 U.S. Census lists the population of people of Irish descent in Philadelphia as more than 206,000. However, this […]

 

North Philadelphia: PURP Leads Protest After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

North Philadelphia: PURP Leads Protest After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

On the evening of the grand jury’s decision in St. Louis to not bring charges against police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown in August, protests took place in cities across the United States. In Philadelphia, People Utilizing Real Power, which describes itself as “an all of the above activist organization based […]

 By John Moritz and Brendan Menapace

Northwest: Religions Come Together to Perform Play on Malcolm X and MLK

Northwest: Religions Come Together to Perform Play on Malcolm X and MLK

Despite appeals from the crowd, Tariq Karim El-Shabazz promised it would be his last performance onstage. The lawyer by trade joined with the Rev. Alyn Waller and took on their first, and at least for El-Shabazz last, roles as thespians, playing Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., respectively in the play The Meeting. A […]

 By Dana Ricci and Jillian Crull

Al Dia: Undocumented Youth Go Public with Their Stories

Al Dia: Undocumented Youth Go Public with Their Stories

Fernanda and Cesar Marroquin were not afraid of the police last month when they joined 11 other activists in an act of civil disobedience in Montgomery, Ala. While Cesar and another activist waited in the lobby of the capitol for Sen. Scott Beason to respond to their letter asking for the repeal of an anti-immigration […]

 By Anna Berezowska and Genevieve LeMay

Germantown: Candidate Durham Wants New Programs for the 8th District

Germantown: Candidate Durham Wants New Programs for the 8th District

“I want to introduce a new standard of living,” said William “Bill” Durham, a candidate for the City Council from the 8th District. Donna Reed Miller has held this position for over 10 years. But Durham said that he has faith in the future. “We can change this district in two to three years,” Durham, […]