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Philly Rising: Tyreek Wanamaker
Tyreek Wanamaker
Antionette Lee
August 07, 2020 - 8:04 am
Tyreek Wanamaker’s "North Philadelphia story" on a recent episode of Netflix's "Queer Eye" has inspired people around the world during trying times. His newfound popularity has helped his volunteer work and social justice outreach. Read more here.
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Jennifer Bennetch, one of the organizers of the Parkway encampment, speaking to reporters.
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Pat Loeb
July 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia officials are scheduled to meet Thursday with organizers of two protest encampments — on the Ben Franklin Parkway and in the Sharswood section of North Philadelphia — in hopes of closing the camps voluntarily. Read more here.
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People giving to-go containers of food to those who need them
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David Madden
July 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
A Camden charity is doing its best to continue to serve the homeless four months into the pandemic, but they could use some help of their own. Read more here.
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Jennifer Bennetch, one of the organizers of the Parkway encampment, speaking to reporters.
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Pat Loeb
July 21, 2020 - 5:58 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said he met with organizers of a protest encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Monday, and he’s hopeful it will be gone soon. Read more here.
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Jennifer Bennetch, one of the organizers of the Parkway encampment, speaking to reporters.
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Pat Loeb
July 16, 2020 - 12:27 pm
The City of Philadelphia has decided not to remove the homeless encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, after all. They were supposed to dismantle and remove it on Friday. Read more here.
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Jennifer Bennetch, one of the organizers of the Parkway encampment, speaking to reporters.
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Pat Loeb
July 13, 2020 - 4:37 pm
The organizers of an encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway have responded to the city of Philadelphia's announcement that the camp must close by this Friday. They held a news conference emphasizing their intention to stay put. Read more here.
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The tent encampment at Von Colln Field on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway doubles as a protest for homeless rights, but neighbors have raised concerns over sanitation.
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Pat Loeb
July 10, 2020 - 4:41 pm
Philadelphia officials say they have posted a notice of closure at an encampment on Benjamin Franklin Parkway that’s protesting the lack of affordable housing, after weeks of negotiations with the organizers fell apart. Read more here.
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The tent encampment at Von Colln Field on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway doubles as a protest for homeless rights, but neighbors have raised concerns over sanitation.
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Justin Udo
July 05, 2020 - 1:52 pm
A controversial homeless protest and encampment area in Philadelphia is under fire for its activities and sanitary conditions. Read more here.
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Dozens of homeless protesters occupying a small area in Philadelphia have rolled out demands of what they want city officials to do to help better their quality of life.
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Justin Udo
June 17, 2020 - 5:55 pm
Dozens of homeless protesters occupying a small area in Philadelphia have rolled out demands of what they want city officials to do to help better their quality of life. Read more here.
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Leonard and Jonnell Flowers at growing homeless encampment and protest area in Philadelphia
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Justin Udo
June 16, 2020 - 5:19 pm
A protest for homeless rights in Philadelphia has been happening for the past few days, and organizers say they’ll continue to rally for the foreseeable future. Read more here.
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