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4.2% of Pennsylvania Pornhub users watch gay porn

4.2% of Pennsylvania Pornhub users watch gay porn

4.2 percent of Pennsylvanians who log onto Pornhub.com use it to watch gay porn, according to the hardcore pornography web portal’s “Insights” blog. Pornhub compiled those stats in collaboration with Buzzfeed, seeking to figure out whether states with legalized gay marriage watch more gay porn than states without it. “The quick answer: yes,” Pornhub’s...

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Philly bike trails unaffected by Supreme Court decision

Philly bike trails unaffected by Supreme Court decision

The Internet freaked out earlier this week when USA Today wrote of a Supreme Court ruling that could eliminate the “Rails-to-Trails” program, which is responsible for thousands of miles of bike trails throughout the United States, including projects in the Philadelphia area. The court ruled 8-1 with regard to a land dispute in Wyoming that government easements...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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