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Philadelphia DA Accuses Judge of Bias, Says Meek Mill Should Get New Trial

Photo: AP Photo (Matt Rourke) Meek Mill’s legal woes have not only been lengthy, but have provided a textbook example of just how deeply flawed our criminal justice system is. But after years of bad news, the Maybach Music signee might finally be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. USA Today reports […]

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#FreeMumia: Former Journalist and Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal Gets Another Chance to Appeal in Cop Murder

A protester holds up a poster depicting Mumia Abu-Jamal during a demonstration Dec. 28, 2018, outside the offices of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.Photo: Associated Press Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Philadelphia radio journalist convicted and imprisoned almost 40 years for the 1981 murder of a police officer, has the chance to appeal anew for a […]

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Philadelphia Barber Wants Answers After Police Told Him to Stop Providing Free Haircuts to Homeless

Photo: Matt Rourke (AP Photo) After making headlines for providing free haircuts for the homeless in his beloved Philadelphia, barber Brennon Jones is demanding answers on why his charitable efforts have now drawn the wrong type of attention. In a video uploaded to Twitter by Muslim activist StanceGrounded, the Haircuts 4 Homeless founder is seen […]

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Trump to Screen Controversial Anti-Abortion Film at White House

Donald Trump speaks to anti-abortion supporters last year at a March for Life event at the White House.Photo: Associated Press In a decision sure to further shore up support among his pro-life base, Donald Trump is set to screen the controversial anti-abortion film Gosnell at the White House Friday. The crowdfunded film that chronicles the […]

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Where Is America’s Blackest City?

Illustration: GMG Art America’s Blackest CityFor Black History Month, we asked writers to explain why they think their hometown, current residence or notable place deserves the title of America’s Blackest City by defining a city’s history, music, cuisine, notable figures, and cultural touchstone/unique black fact.   How do you define the blackness of a city? For […]

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Philadelphia, Where Blackness Transcends

Photo: iStock America’s Blackest CityFor Black History Month, we asked writers to explain why they think their hometown, current residence or notable place deserves the title of America’s Blackest City by defining a city’s history, music, cuisine, notable figures, and cultural touchstone/unique black fact.   If we needed a Capital of Blackness, we’d make it Philadelphia. […]

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This Home Has Five Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, and [Squints] a Sex Dungeon?

If you’re in the market for a cozy new home where you can raise a family while simultaneously living out your darkest BDSM fantasies in a fully-furnished fuck dungeon, look no further—we’ve got you covered. On Friday morning, Twitter user Dan McQuade stumbled across a truly remarkable listing for a five-bedroom, 2.5 bath house outside […]

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Meek Mill Revisits Past ‘Trauma’ In His Latest ‘Championships’ Video

[embedded content] Share This Video Meek Mill’s latest album Championships is a kind of watershed moment for the 31-year-old rapper. The project serves as the coda to perhaps the most harrowing chapter in the Philadelphia native’s life. It’s the imprint left from the weight of legal battles, judicial mistreatment, and simply surviving as a black […]

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A Philadelphia Burger King Is Refusing To Sell A New Philly Cheesesteak-Inspired Burger

Burger King / YouTube If there’s one thing we can hold to be true, it’s that Philadelphia takes its local culinary institutions very, very seriously — whether that be Wawa, the city’s ubiquitous soft pretzels, water ice, or its cheesesteaks. Every local has a go-to favorite, from the illuminated Cheesesteak Vegas at the intersection of […]

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The CDC Had to Screen Two More Planes a Day After That Emirates Flight

On Wednesday, an Emirates flight from Dubai to NYC was quarantined upon landing at JFK airport after 106 people onboard reported feeling mysterious, flu-like symptoms mid-air. Ten people were ultimately hospitalized and the rest—including rapper and Ninja Turtle associate Vanilla Ice—were screened by the Center for Disease Control and released, the CDC apparently satisfied that […]

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We Regret to Inform You 7,000 Live Bugs and Spiders Are Missing from a Museum

Not to pile on with all the other bad news out there right now, but we regret to inform you that the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, a museum that houses rare lizards, insects, and scorpions, was robbed last month. Roughly 7,000 bugs, spiders, scorpions, millipedes, frogs, and snakes were stolen in total, and, uh, […]

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Homeless Vet Says He Got Scammed Out of $200K Raised for Him on GoFundMe

Last year, homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt used his last $20 to buy gas for a woman who wound up stranded on the side of the highway in Philadelphia, an act of kindness that went viral after she shared his story and started a GoFundMe to help him out. The thing wound up raising more than […]

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