Black Lives Matter

Police officers and protesters clash
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KYW Staff
July 14, 2020 - 3:22 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf signed two bills into law on Tuesday that progress police reform in Pennsylvania — one of the first states to pass legislation in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. The bills establish a database of officers’ employment history and require mental health evaluations. Read more...
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Jordan Cohn
July 14, 2020 - 12:05 pm
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Chris Paul and several other NBA stars have revealed what social justice messages they will sport on their jerseys during the NBA season restart, while LeBron James and Anthony Davis are among those who won’t use any.
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Brian Abernathy
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Pat Loeb
July 13, 2020 - 10:02 pm
Philadelphia Managing Director Brian Abernathy is resigning his post, effective Sept. 4. Get the latest here.
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Philadelphia Police Department
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Kristen Johanson
July 13, 2020 - 10:33 am
With a national call for police reform, Philadelphia's department is adapting how they gather potential cadets for the next academy class. Recruiters are specifically focused on working with community groups and pulling the next class of cadets from city neighborhoods. Read more here.
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Allentown cop kneels on man
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Tim Jimenez
July 13, 2020 - 7:37 am
Cellphone video shows an Allentown police officer kneeling on a man’s head or neck Saturday night. With the death of George Floyd still fresh on the minds of many, activists are demanding answers as police say they’re investigating the incident. Read more here.
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Chris Donnay sells sourdough bread and chocolate-chip cookies to raise money for social justice organizations.
Chris Donnay
Antionette Lee
July 10, 2020 - 7:52 am
Chris Donnay’s day job used to be teaching math and computer science at a K-12 school in Bryn Mawr. Lately, he’s been using those complex skills to measure up ingredients instead of grades. He advertised a “bake sale for Black Lives Matter” on his Instagram, and in just two weeks, he raised nearly...
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David Cabello, founder of Black and Mobile
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Hadas Kuznits
July 10, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia-based food delivery service Black and Mobile is expanding to its third city this month. The small company is thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic and these times of social unrest. Listen to the KYW Newsradio original podcast What's Cooking here.
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New Jersey Capitol
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KYW Staff
July 09, 2020 - 5:09 pm
New Jersey may soon do away with the outdated title of “county freeholder,” a term that originally referred to only white male landowners who could vote and hold public office. Read more here.
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DeSean Jackson
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Hadas Kuznits
July 09, 2020 - 4:42 pm
DeSean Jackson’s Instagram posts sparked immediate outrage, and he has since apologized. But Jewish community leaders in Philadelphia took this as an opportunity to educate the football player — and those who may agree with the quote in his post — about how circulating even the slightest anti-...
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A detail view of the Philadelphia Union defender Kai Wagner (27) Jersey
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Ed Benkin
July 09, 2020 - 3:03 pm
The Union sent a message off the field before picking up a 1-0 victory on the field in Orlando against New York City F.C., when coach Jim Curtin’s squad wore “Black Lives Matter” shirts and had names of Black Americans killed in police incidents on their jerseys. Read more here.
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