civil unrest

Black Lives Matter
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Kimberly Adams
July 03, 2020 - 12:19 pm
A group of Moorestown High School alumni are calling for a change in the school because they say issues of race and diversity are sorely lacking when it comes to curriculum. Read more here.
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Vashti DuBois, executive director and founder of The Colored Girls Museum in Germantown.
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Shara Dae Howard
June 29, 2020 - 8:10 pm
Two African-American museums in Philadelphia are asking people to help them with renovations and necessary coronavirus safety measures so they can safely reopen their doors to the community. Read more here.
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Police officers arresting protesters on the Vine Street Expressway
KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
June 26, 2020 - 8:14 am
A New York Times video that refuted claims by Philadelphia police that it was necessary to tear-gas protesters on the Vine Street Expressway earlier this month. Release of that video prompted an apology from the city within a day. Read more here.
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Star Fusion Express
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Hadas Kuznits
June 26, 2020 - 6:15 am
A new Black-owned takeout restaurant is opening in West Philadelphia — where many small businesses were looted and vandalized amid racial protests just weeks ago. Still, the owner says there’s no other community she’d rather invest in. Listen to the KYW Newsradio original podcast What’s Cooking...
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I-676 protesters hit with tear gas
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Kristen Johanson
June 25, 2020 - 4:17 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw apologized for the use of tear gas on protesters who poured onto the Vine Street Expressway on June 1. Read more here.
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7-Eleven fire amid looting
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
June 24, 2020 - 1:52 pm
Philadelphia police released surveillance video hoping to find the man seen setting a fire inside an Olney 7-Eleven, after it was looted by vandals amid civil unrest and protests on May 31. Read more here.
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Tariem A. Burroughs at Philly Queer March for Black Lives
Tariem A. Burroughs
Shara Dae Howard
June 22, 2020 - 10:00 pm
After nearly a month of civil unrest across the nation, demonstrations are raging on in Philadelphia. Sunday’s Philly Queer March for Black Lives shined a light on the Black voices of the LGBTQ community. Read more here.
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Philadelphia rioting
U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Kristen Johanson
June 17, 2020 - 3:39 pm
A Philadelphia woman has been charged with torching two police cars during the first night of rioting and looting in Center City. Authorities were able to identify the woman based on her accounts on online clothing sites, a massage video, and a tattoo. Read more here.
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Marty Rosenbaum
June 15, 2020 - 4:31 pm
Gianna Floyd, George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter is now a Disney shareholder thanks to a gift from Barbra Streisand. Floyd shared the news on her Instagram account thanking Streisand for the gift.
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Joe Cingrana
June 15, 2020 - 3:52 pm
Louisiana fans of superstar Britney Spears are looking to lean into current social justice reforms, asking for signatures to petition the city of New Orleans to remove Confederate statues and replace them with the Princess of Pop.
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