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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw
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KYW Staff
June 26, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Gun violence has been raging on in Philadelphia, even amid the coronavirus pandemic. So far in 2020, nearly 900 people have been shot in Philadelphia. Homicides are up 20% compared to 2019 — an already record-breaking year for murders. On Friday, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw announced her...
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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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Making a donation on a cellphone
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Lynne Adkins
June 19, 2020 - 3:08 pm
The pandemic has changed just about everything, including the way nonprofits raise money. Read more here.
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Reading Fightin Phils Father's Day catch
Reading Fightin Phils
Dave Uram
June 19, 2020 - 11:51 am
Their season may be interrupted, but the Reading Fightin Phils aren’t going to let the coronavirus stop them from hosting their annual Father’s Day catch at the ballpark. Read more here.
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From left to right: Chefs Elijah Milligan, Kurt Evans, Aziza Young, Stephanie Nicole Willis, Gregory Headen, Malik Ali
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Hadas Kuznits
June 18, 2020 - 4:17 pm
A group of Black chefs are getting together to help feed their communities Friday, and what started as a food drive will also serve as a Juneteenth celebration. Read more here.
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Jeff Brown at the reopening of The Brown ShopRite store at 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue
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Cherri Gregg
June 08, 2020 - 4:40 pm
The Brown ShopRite store at 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue in West Philadelphia reopened Monday — a week after being destroyed by looters. The reopening was a community effort. Read more here.
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Violence and looting overtook peaceful protests in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 30, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
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Flashpoint
June 08, 2020 - 10:29 am
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg takes a look at the rage behind the destruction that erupted in Philadelphia and beyond, alongside protests for justice for George Floyd. Listen here.
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Arnett Woodall on the left, and food donations on the right
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Antionette Lee
June 05, 2020 - 5:30 am
In light of the recent looting in West Philadelphia, many businesses in the area have been closed and boarded up. But a few places were spared from the damages and they’re trying to be a beacon of hope during troubling times. Read more here.
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Volunteers provide food to communities whose grocery stores were looted, destroyed.
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Paul Kurtz
June 04, 2020 - 6:08 pm
Two of the stores that were hit hardest by this week's looting in Philadelphia were supermarkets in neighborhoods that were once known as food deserts. Both grocery stores are now temporarily closed, but organizations are working to find ways to continue providing food.
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Black Lives Matter
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Justin Udo
June 04, 2020 - 1:14 pm
In an effort to break down social barriers, the Upper Darby School District is collaborating with the township and police to mend race relations and disparity in the community. Read more here.
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