Archive for the ‘The People’ Category
Mumia blames ‘Broad Street Bullies’ for Adegbile’s rejection in Senate

Mumia blames ‘Broad Street Bullies’ for Adegbile’s rejection in Senate

After the U.S. Senate rejected former NAACP Legal Defense Fund Head Deb Adegbile for the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division on Wednesday, pundits and writers everywhere began explaining the peculiar vote. After all, Adegbile was clearly qualified. Problem is, he had some degrees of separation with Philadelphia cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal, and that...

Continue Reading
Q&A: Socialist Alternative member on fight for $15 minimum wage

Q&A: Socialist Alternative member on fight for $15 minimum wage

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion, members of the local Socialist Alternative group, along with the SEIU and Fight For 15, will descend upon 10th and Market Streets with a message: Philly’s workers deserve a working wage. Why? Because a large proportion of Philadelphia’s population don’t just work for the embarrassingly...

Continue Reading
Senate REJECTS Mumia lawyer for Civil Rights position

Senate REJECTS Mumia lawyer for Civil Rights position

The U.S. Senate rejected former NAACP Legal Defense Fund Head Debo Adegbile for the U.S. Justice Department this morning. Adegbile is the controversial civil rights lawyer President Obama nominated to head that federal agency’s Civil Rights Division. His name has been the source of controversy as of late, being that he headed the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund...

Continue Reading
Northwest Philly activist faces uphill battle as Green Guv candidate

Northwest Philly activist faces uphill battle as Green Guv candidate

While the Democrats met in Harrisburg for the annual Progressive Summit this weekend, the Green Party met in State College where they nominated Paul Glover, the Northwest Philly activist and “social entrepreneur” we’ve been telling you about since the beginning of the year. Now, Glover will have to collect thousands of signatures to get on the ballot—and...

Continue Reading
Mumia’s lawyer faces mounting Pennsylvania opposition

Mumia’s lawyer faces mounting Pennsylvania opposition

Sen. Pat Toomey may be the only Pennsylvania politician to take to the Senate floor for a scathing anti-Mumia speech in the wake of Obama nominating the incarcerated murderer’s lawyer for his Justice Dept., but he’s far from the only local politician to vocally oppose Debo Adegbile for the federal department’s Civil Rights Division. In mid-February, Sen....

Continue Reading
South Philly activist sued by an “American Indian Patriot” doesn’t accept court’s ruling

South Philly activist sued by an “American Indian Patriot” doesn’t accept court’s ruling

South Philly activist Daryle Lamont Jenkins While surfing the web one day in late 2011, South Philly anti-fascism activist and writer Daryle Lamont Jenkins was following an almost daily ritual: reading the anonymous Internet smears against him. He was long accustomed to seeing white separatists dub him, with intended scorn, a “fat, black queer.” Jenkins had...

Continue Reading
Decriminalizing vs. legalizing weed—who’s right, and what’s the difference?

Decriminalizing vs. legalizing weed—who’s right, and what’s the difference?

When U.S. Rep. and gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz broke the news to Philadelphia Weekly that she’d support decriminalizing simple marijuana possession at the state level, some were a bit shocked. After all, Schwartz had never expressed any interest in decriminalizing the plant. Her most recent score by the National Organization to Reform Marijuana...

Continue Reading
Why a burrito bar was named the best Philly restaurant to work at

Why a burrito bar was named the best Philly restaurant to work at

In their annual “Diner’s Guide to Ethical Eating,” the Restaurant Opportunities Center named 13 Philadelphia restaurants—including Fergie’s Pub, Monk’s Café, The Random Tea Room and El Fuego—among 80 restaurants advancing industry standards in employment. The Restaurant Opportunities Center, a national workers’ organization with local centers...

Continue Reading
WATCH: Pat Toomey slams Mumia’s lawyer on Senate floor

WATCH: Pat Toomey slams Mumia’s lawyer on Senate floor

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s controversial Philly murder trial and subsequent legal battles wormed their way back into the news cycle recently, as President Obama nominated ex-NAACP fund head Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s civil rights unit. Adegbile’s nomination has been decried by the Fraternal Order of Police and conservative politicians because...

Continue Reading
Scrapple News: Sochi Hunger Olympics

Scrapple News: Sochi Hunger Olympics

In December, we re-introduced you to AP Ticker and Scrapple News, a Philly-based comedy news program produced by some hilarious people in the Northern Liberties Scrapple TV studio. Well, be prepared to not miss another episode, because we’ll be regularly featuring it here. (It’s already available on YouTube and is linked through other local sites,...

Continue Reading

Follow PW

Got a news tip?

If you see something interesting, odd, funny or, of course, illegal, let us know by emailing tips@philadelphiaweekly.com