Pennsylvania and the entire country need more ‘angry Black women’

BY: - February 22, 2024

Pennsylvania’s track record when it comes to electing Black women is a mixed bag, but for the most part, they are woefully underrepresented in elected office.

Philly Dems say boost for SEPTA just one of highlights for city in Shapiro’s budget proposal

BY: - February 7, 2024

In addition to SEPTA funding, Philadelphia state House Democrats lauded the proposed investments into education and gun violence prevention programs during a press conference on Wednesday.

Philadelphia City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas (in the middle) along with Ken Jacobsen (on the right) at the announcement for the NIL partnership on Jan. 24 2024, at Temple University. (Capital-Star Photo by John Cole)

New initiative aims to protect Philadelphia student athletes in NIL deals

BY: - January 26, 2024

Philadelphia City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas and Temple University announced the hotline for the public-private partnership is active.

Biden, Casey and other elected officials mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at events in Philadelphia

BY: - January 15, 2024

Philadelphia boasts the largest annual Day of Service slate of volunteer events on the birthday of the late Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cherelle Parker sworn in as Philadelphia’s 100th mayor

BY: - January 2, 2024

“There will no longer be a tale of two cities in Philadelphia,” Parker said during her hour-long address at the Met Philadelphia. “We are going to close the gap between the haves and the have nots.”

Philadelphia reduced school-based arrests by 91% since 2013

BY: - December 6, 2023

By Amanda NeMoyer, Drexel University and Naomi Goldstein, Drexel University Across the United States, arrest rates for young people under age 18 have been declining for decades. However, the proportion of youth arrests associated with school incidents has increased. According to the U.S. Department of Education, K-12 schools referred nearly 230,000 students to law enforcement […]

Cherelle Parker elected Philadelphia’s 100th mayor

BY: - November 7, 2023

Democrat Cherelle Parkerwas elected Philadelphia's 100th mayor, and the first woman to serve in the role, unofficial results showed Tuesday.

Parker and Oh talk gun violence, opioid crisis, and housing in mayoral forum

BY: - October 27, 2023

Less than 12 hours after the candidates faced off in the first and only scheduled debate before the Philadelphia mayoral election, Democrat Cherelle Parker and Republican David Oh participated in a candidate forum hosted by The Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) at Temple University on Thursday evening. 

Philadelphia mayoral candidates talk public safety, schooling, and Sixers arena in lone debate

BY: - October 26, 2023

Cherelle Parker and David Oh are vying to become Philadelphia's 100th mayor in next month's election.

‘From Philly, for Philly’: A Q&A with Democratic activist Sinceré Harris

BY: - June 18, 2023

A one-on-one conversation with Cherelle Parker’s campaign manager on what Democrats can learn from the historic primary win.

Ogbonna Hagins walks along Ninth and Ontario streets in North Philadelphia. He’s been pressing city officials to do something about illegal dumping.

Philly City Council: Want to fight crime? Address quality of life issues

BY: - June 6, 2023

'If we address issues of quality of life, it is one step towards reducing violent crime,' Councilmember Anthony Phillips said.

How Cherelle Parker’s ‘village’ made a path to victory | Analysis

BY: - May 18, 2023

Looking at the crowd of orange shirts Tuesday, Democrat Cherelle Parker said 'This right here, these are my people.'