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The city of Aurora, Colo., will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Elijah McClain, an unarmed 23...
11/23/2021
Colorado city to pay $15 million to family of Elijah McClain, settling lawsuit over deadly police encounter

The city of Aurora, Colo., will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Elijah McClain, an unarmed 23-year-old Black man who died after law enforcement officers put him in a chokehold while he was on his way home in 2019.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/across_america/colorado-city-to-pay-15-million-to-family-of-elijah-mcclain-settling-lawsuit-over-deadly/article_9cdd5316-77c5-5afe-9092-3d197098da46.html

The city of Aurora, Colo., will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Elijah McClain, an unarmed 23-year-old Black man who died after law enforcement

Philadelphia has had 496 homicides in 2021, just three less than the 499 from all of 2020. The city’s deadliest year was...
11/23/2021
Philadelphia D.A.'s Office looks at parole reforms

Philadelphia has had 496 homicides in 2021, just three less than the 499 from all of 2020. The city’s deadliest year was in 1990 with 500 homicides, and Philadelphia is quickly approaching that record.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/philadelphia-d-a-s-office-looks-at-parole-reforms/article_1b731a14-d2e7-530b-9680-39ce3b70f921.html

A woman who was seven months pregnant and her unborn baby were killed Saturday in a shooting at 8:30 p.m. in the 6100 block of Palmetto Street in the Crescentville

“I was just excited to be in the competition itself, but to actually win was just amazing,” she added. “It was definitel...
11/23/2021
Randolph High senior wins welding competition

“I was just excited to be in the competition itself, but to actually win was just amazing,” she added. “It was definitely the best day of my life.”

https://www.phillytrib.com/the_learning_key/randolph-high-senior-wins-welding-competition/article_805c3b0f-2fea-5983-abb9-db3252511ead.html

When Randolph Technical High School senior Ahjhane Blackwell was named the winner of a recent welding competition, she was originally shocked by the news.

"She believed in this community, she was a die hard for everything she loved. Anything she loved, she was absolutely all...
11/23/2021
Lois Andrews, a mainstay of New Orleans music scene, dies

"She believed in this community, she was a die hard for everything she loved. Anything she loved, she was absolutely all into it," said Judge Ranord Darensburg, a family friend, WGNO-TV reported.

https://www.phillytrib.com/obituaries/lois-andrews-a-mainstay-of-new-orleans-music-scene-dies/article_f06e7e7e-4ade-11ec-9be4-13127076da9e.html

NEW ORLEANS — Lois Nelson Andrews, a New Orleans cultural icon who led countless processions as grand marshal of jazz funerals and second-line parades, has died. She was 69.

“The hardest hit workers in our city are the hospitality workers, who are majority Black, brown, and immigrant,” tweeted...
11/23/2021
Wyndham Philadelphia staff go on strike, walk out in protest of working conditions

“The hardest hit workers in our city are the hospitality workers, who are majority Black, brown, and immigrant,” tweeted state Sen. Nikil Saval. “They deserve a fair contract. They deserve family-sustaining wages.”

phillytrib.com/news/local_news/wyndham-philadelphia-staff-go-on-strike-walk-out-in-protest-of-working-conditions/article_fca3d9a1-5cd6-57ea-a56d-0cf22220f4fb.html

Hospitality workers at the Wyndham Historic District hotel in Philadelphia went on strike Sunday morning.

President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from the strategic reserve to help bring down ...
11/23/2021
US to release 50 million barrels of oil to ease energy costs

President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from the strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs, in coordination with other major energy consuming nations, including China, India and the United Kingdom.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/us-to-release-50-million-barrels-of-oil-to-ease-energy-costs/article_39f39edf-361b-5599-8e91-b1d9967072a4.html

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from the strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs, in coordination with other major energy

Local leaders and community organizers in collaboration with the House of Umoja have created Partners in Peace, a self-d...
11/23/2021
‘You are going to see a renaissance’: New coalition rises to broker a ceasefire in Philly

Local leaders and community organizers in collaboration with the House of Umoja have created Partners in Peace, a self-described coalition for “peace and Black life.” It is a partnership between the House of Umoja and Philly Peace Park.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/you-are-going-to-see-a-renaissance-new-coalition-rises-to-broker-a-ceasefire-in/article_e4686f02-17a5-5e72-8778-4cf3d38252e0.html

It’s been nearly 50 years since the original Imani Peace Pact helped transform Philadelphia neighborhoods. The truce, brokered in 1974 by the community organization and youth shelter, House of Umoja,

Malikah Shabazz, a daughter of the deceased religious leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, was found dead Monday ...
11/23/2021
Malikah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, found dead at her home in New York

Malikah Shabazz, a daughter of the deceased religious leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, was found dead Monday inside her home in New York City, the New York Police Department said.

https://www.phillytrib.com/obituaries/malikah-shabazz-daughter-of-malcolm-x-found-dead-at-her-home-in-new-york/article_7e2ab40c-ed22-55bf-bf8b-3cb3a6604a40.html

Malikah Shabazz, a daughter of the deceased religious leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, was found dead Monday inside her home in New York City, the New York Police

About 720,000 Black patients in the United States might be treated earlier for kidney disease if race is removed from th...
11/23/2021
University of Maryland Medical System drops race-based algorithm officials say harms Black patients

About 720,000 Black patients in the United States might be treated earlier for kidney disease if race is removed from the calculations of kidney function, according to researchers.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/university-of-maryland-medical-system-drops-race-based-algorithm-officials-say-harms-black-patients/article_fcc48ebe-ec8f-5112-a135-88e0005c3692.html

Uchenna Ndubisi was blown away when she first noticed the "African American" notation on a diagnostic test designed to show doctors how well her kidneys are working.

MontcoStrong was established using CARES Act funding to assist small businesses and nonprofits in the pandemic. More tha...
11/22/2021
Montgomery County’s MontcoStrong grant program helped them, businesses report in survey

MontcoStrong was established using CARES Act funding to assist small businesses and nonprofits in the pandemic. More than $42 million in grant funding has been allocated since April 2020, with about 75% of the money going to the business sector and the remaining 25% going to nonprofits.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/business/montgomery-county-s-montcostrong-grant-program-helped-them-businesses-report-in-survey/article_0b18582f-294f-5432-b7a8-0f92c5b5fbaf.html

A Montgomery County-commissioned survey has found that the county’s $42 million MontcoStrong grant program was largely successful in sustaining local businesses during the height of the pandemic.

Ryan N. Boyer is making history as the first African American to be elected business manager of the Philadelphia Buildin...
11/22/2021
Ryan Boyer elected first Black leader of Building Trades Council

Ryan N. Boyer is making history as the first African American to be elected business manager of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/ryan-boyer-elected-first-black-leader-of-building-trades-council/article_5872da7c-bf5b-5924-a864-4332781e3f64.html

Ryan N. Boyer is making history as the first African American to be elected business manager of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council.

“There’s a different level of pressure put on a woman of color,” said Nikki Fargas, who is the president of the women of...
11/22/2021
Dawn Staley advocates for Black female coaches

“There’s a different level of pressure put on a woman of color,” said Nikki Fargas, who is the president of the women of color coaches’ association. “We don’t get recycled. You don’t get a second chance. You’re having to think about that.”

https://www.phillytrib.com/sports/basketball/dawn-staley-advocates-for-black-female-coaches/article_041c60a1-21ff-539e-a147-4339cd603cb4.html

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Dawn Staley remembers when she was just beginning her coaching career when she’d look across the sideline and rarely see a Black female leading the opposing

“We refuse to allow the Board to sweep this under the rug as a simple misunderstanding, a tactic used all too often to d...
11/22/2021
Students protest at Coe College after Black trustee resigns

“We refuse to allow the Board to sweep this under the rug as a simple misunderstanding, a tactic used all too often to diminish the voices and concerns of marginalized individuals,” the Student Senate wrote in a note to students.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/across_america/students-protest-at-coe-college-after-black-trustee-resigns/article_0917de05-f456-5e4e-89f4-f1431643f35d.html

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Alumni and students are protesting Coe College’s treatment of a prominent Black trustee who resigned after criticizing the school's recent presidential selection process as lacking in

Wylie, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound senior, was recently honored as a 2022 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as...
11/22/2021
Imhotep Charter star Keon Wylie honored with jersey presentation

Wylie, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound senior, was recently honored as a 2022 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the tenth episode of the Road to the Dome digital series.

https://www.phillytrib.com/sports/imhotep-charter-star-keon-wylie-honored-with-jersey-presentation/article_4f0ba323-ad89-5918-97e0-1b5a792cb9ad.html

Imhotep Charter football star Keon Wylie has earned some national recognition for his play on the field. Wylie, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound senior, was recently honored as a 2022 All-American during

“The president asked for our opinions and thoughts,” Beatty said. “We delivered and we were at the table. It makes a dif...
11/22/2021
Officials look at how infrastructure law will benefit African Americans

“The president asked for our opinions and thoughts,” Beatty said. “We delivered and we were at the table. It makes a difference when we are in the room.”

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/officials-look-at-how-infrastructure-law-will-benefit-african-americans/article_ae449580-82d6-5cc6-adf4-4b6e918aa65a.html

Whether it is expanding child care, making sure that children have access to clean water or investing in broadband and public transportation, most everything in the $1 trillion infrastructure law

According to a Marist Poll published in September, most Americans (nearly 80%) say they have gotten or will get a COVID ...
11/22/2021
How to host Thanksgiving with unvaccinated friends and family

According to a Marist Poll published in September, most Americans (nearly 80%) say they have gotten or will get a COVID vaccine, but nearly 20% still say they do not intend to be vaccinated.

https://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyle/how-to-host-thanksgiving-with-unvaccinated-friends-and-family/article_6b588a62-4b9c-5377-9a35-afd508285297.html

In addition to the big, juicy turkey on the table, there’s also an elephant lurking in the room this Thanksgiving: the vaccination status of your guests.

Jared Higginbotham has earned some national recognition for his efforts on and off the field. Higginbotham, an eighth-gr...
11/22/2021
Jared Higginbotham chosen to play in All-American Bowl

Jared Higginbotham has earned some national recognition for his efforts on and off the field. Higginbotham, an eighth-grade honor roll student at DePaul Catholic School, and a standout with the Mt. Airy Bantams youth football team, has been selected to play in the Bret Cooper Football Junior Academic All-American Bowl.

https://www.phillytrib.com/sports/jared-higginbotham-chosen-to-play-in-all-american-bowl/article_3f9c9cb7-c119-5367-b2ca-8a284ed11879.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Jared Higginbotham chosen to play in Bret Cooper Football Junior Academic All-American Bowl

The research published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery estimated that between 700,000 and 1.6 million people ...
11/21/2021
More than a million people in the US may not have regained sense of smell months after COVID-19 infection, study estimates

The research published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery estimated that between 700,000 and 1.6 million people in the US who had COVID-19 have lost or had a change in their sense of smell that has lasted for more than 6 months.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/more-than-a-million-people-in-the-us-may-not-have-regained-sense-of-smell/article_83da383f-99ba-5e5d-95a3-1e928c744a73.html

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on an "emerging public health concern" of people losing their sense of smell, according to new research published Thursday.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt commuted the death sentence of condemned inmate Julius Jones on Thursday, the day of his sched...
11/21/2021
Oklahoma governor commutes Julius Jones' death sentence

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt commuted the death sentence of condemned inmate Julius Jones on Thursday, the day of his scheduled ex*****on. Jones has proclaimed his innocence from death row for more than two decades in the 1999 killing of a suburban Oklahoma City businessman.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/across_america/oklahoma-governor-commutes-julius-jones-death-sentence/article_e828073a-974d-56f1-83d6-7d80443714d5.html

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt commuted the death sentence of condemned inmate Julius Jones on Thursday, the day of his scheduled ex*****on. Jones has proclaimed his innocence from

Price is using “The Garbologists” to not just welcome people back inside the theater on South Broad Street, but refer th...
11/21/2021
Philly’s newest play supports sanitation workers with help from Ya Fav Trashman

Price is using “The Garbologists” to not just welcome people back inside the theater on South Broad Street, but refer them back outside to the streets of Philadelphia, where trash collection and illegal short-dumping have been major issues for years, recently exacerbated by the pandemic, labor shortages, and budget cuts.

https://www.phillytrib.com/entertainment/the_arts/philly-s-newest-play-supports-sanitation-workers-with-help-from-ya-fav-trashman/article_0c8cd34f-cf39-5d0f-a894-f241ec3b622a.html

After a pandemic shutdown when audiences could not come into theaters for nearly two years, Paige Price, the producing artistic director of the Philadelphia Theatre Company, pondered and planned how

Goodman was an avid bowler, to say the least. He bowled several times a week at Gehris and Center Bowling Lanes. He enjo...
11/21/2021
Donald Wayne Goodman, Chrysler Corporation employee, dies at 82

Goodman was an avid bowler, to say the least. He bowled several times a week at Gehris and Center Bowling Lanes. He enjoyed teaching others where to stand, how to bowl, and the importance of picking up those spares.

https://www.phillytrib.com/obituaries/donald-wayne-goodman-chrysler-corporation-employee-dies-at-82/article_b979bc80-9433-5f6b-b736-9ada1d19b578.html

Donald Wayne Goodman, who worked for the Chrysler Corporation in Newark, Del., for 30 years, died on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. Goodman was 82.

“Ten years ago, I wouldn’t have had the maturity and the life experience to find the subtle colors and textures,” Smith ...
11/21/2021
For Will Smith, a break point leads to 'King Richard'

“Ten years ago, I wouldn’t have had the maturity and the life experience to find the subtle colors and textures,” Smith said in a recent interview. “Richard Williams is a hard man to love. But he’s a hard man to love because of how hard he loves.

https://www.phillytrib.com/entertainment/for-will-smith-a-break-point-leads-to-king-richard/article_604bdca1-5913-55ff-ab40-ce9e4397482a.html

Will Smith wouldn’t seem an obvious candidate for a midlife crisis. Hugely successful, immensely popular, indefatigably sunny.

A plan to add tolls on nine bridges suffered a setback Tuesday when the Pennsylvania state House passed a bill to void t...
11/21/2021
House votes to halt PennDOT plan to toll bridges for repairs

A plan to add tolls on nine bridges suffered a setback Tuesday when the Pennsylvania state House passed a bill to void the proposal, although the legislation requires one more Senate vote and faces opposition from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/state_and_region/house-votes-to-halt-penndot-plan-to-toll-bridges-for-repairs/article_4b27aea1-ef1e-5501-a445-6af883fa79ed.html

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A plan to add tolls on nine bridges suffered a setback Tuesday when the Pennsylvania state House passed a bill to void the proposal, although the legislation

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The city of Aurora, Colo., will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Elijah McClain, an unarmed 23-year-old Black man who died after law enforcement officers put him in a chokehold while he was on his way home in 2019. https://www.phillytrib.com/news/across_america/colorado-city-to-pay-15-million-to-family-of-elijah-mcclain-settling-lawsuit-over-deadly/article_9cdd5316-77c5-5afe-9092-3d197098da46.html
Philadelphia has had 496 homicides in 2021, just three less than the 499 from all of 2020. The city’s deadliest year was in 1990 with 500 homicides, and Philadelphia is quickly approaching that record. https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/philadelphia-d-a-s-office-looks-at-parole-reforms/article_1b731a14-d2e7-530b-9680-39ce3b70f921.html
“I was just excited to be in the competition itself, but to actually win was just amazing,” she added. “It was definitely the best day of my life.” https://www.phillytrib.com/the_learning_key/randolph-high-senior-wins-welding-competition/article_805c3b0f-2fea-5983-abb9-db3252511ead.html
"She believed in this community, she was a die hard for everything she loved. Anything she loved, she was absolutely all into it," said Judge Ranord Darensburg, a family friend, WGNO-TV reported. https://www.phillytrib.com/obituaries/lois-andrews-a-mainstay-of-new-orleans-music-scene-dies/article_f06e7e7e-4ade-11ec-9be4-13127076da9e.html
“The hardest hit workers in our city are the hospitality workers, who are majority Black, brown, and immigrant,” tweeted state Sen. Nikil Saval. “They deserve a fair contract. They deserve family-sustaining wages.” phillytrib.com/news/local_news/wyndham-philadelphia-staff-go-on-strike-walk-out-in-protest-of-working-conditions/article_fca3d9a1-5cd6-57ea-a56d-0cf22220f4fb.html
President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from the strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs, in coordination with other major energy consuming nations, including China, India and the United Kingdom. https://www.phillytrib.com/news/us-to-release-50-million-barrels-of-oil-to-ease-energy-costs/article_39f39edf-361b-5599-8e91-b1d9967072a4.html
Local leaders and community organizers in collaboration with the House of Umoja have created Partners in Peace, a self-described coalition for “peace and Black life.” It is a partnership between the House of Umoja and Philly Peace Park. https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/you-are-going-to-see-a-renaissance-new-coalition-rises-to-broker-a-ceasefire-in/article_e4686f02-17a5-5e72-8778-4cf3d38252e0.html
Malikah Shabazz, a daughter of the deceased religious leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, was found dead Monday inside her home in New York City, the New York Police Department said. https://www.phillytrib.com/obituaries/malikah-shabazz-daughter-of-malcolm-x-found-dead-at-her-home-in-new-york/article_7e2ab40c-ed22-55bf-bf8b-3cb3a6604a40.html
The 53rd NAACP Image Awards will be held in-person Feb. 26 in Los Angeles with a live audience, the group announced Thursday. https://www.phillytrib.com/entertainment/naacp-image-awards-to-be-held-with-live-audience-in-february/article_8f8aa282-c1fb-515f-825f-9c2f51a5f753.html
About 720,000 Black patients in the United States might be treated earlier for kidney disease if race is removed from the calculations of kidney function, according to researchers. https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/university-of-maryland-medical-system-drops-race-based-algorithm-officials-say-harms-black-patients/article_fcc48ebe-ec8f-5112-a135-88e0005c3692.html
“In our partnership for many years with PNC we’ve focused on financial education and that will be centered in this space as well,” said Arun Prabhakaran, executive vice president of UAC. https://www.phillytrib.com/news/pnc-donates-bank-branch-to-urban-affairs-coalition/article_4c912eb6-1019-579a-bd5a-e087d183b4be.html
Adams had a strong work ethic. At the age of 13, he joined the family business working as a shampoo helper at Mr. Charles’s Beauty Salon until he graduated from high school. https://www.phillytrib.com/obituaries/curtis-adams-barber-and-hairstylist-dies-at-61/article_6e513b10-b5bf-51f9-aff7-7848d734e11d.html