Stories tagged: "Philadelphia"


President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden, attend a service at the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President-Elect Joe Biden Comes Home to PA to Honor Veterans

Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, stopped at the Korean War Memorial in Philadelphia for about 15 minutes on Wednesday afternoon.

Cedric Humphrey asks Joe Biden a question during a town hall on ABC in early October. (Screenshot)
Young Black Voters Could Be the Key to Biden Winning It All

Biden isn't guaranteed their vote, even if they're not going to vote for Trump. How does he reach them?

Attorney Shaka Johnson, who is representing the family of Walter Wallace Jr., speaks during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. He called on the Philadelphia Police Department to equip all of its officers with Tasers and teach officers how to use them. (Screenshot from AP Video)
Walter Wallace Jr.’s Family Attorney Says Police ‘Intended’ to Kill Wallace

Attorney Shaka Johnson called for every officer in the Philadelphia Police Department to be equipped with Tasers.

Attorney's for the Wallace family, Shaka Johnson, left, and Kevin P. O'Brien, right, speak to the media outside Walter Wallace Jr.'s home in Philadelphia, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Police officers fatally shot Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man armed with a knife during a confrontation the day before, an incident that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood and sparked a standoff that lasted deep into the night. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Walter Wallace Jr.’s Parents Called for Medical Help. Police Showed Up Instead and Killed Him.

The family said police responded to calls to the house earlier Monday to deal with Wallace, who was having a mental health crisis.

Sharif Proctor lifts his hands up in front of the police line during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philadelphia Police Killed Another Young Black Man—This Time in Front of His Mother

Hundreds of protesters filled the streets of West Philadelphia Monday night, just hours after Philadelphia Police shot and killed a young Black man in the middle of the street.

Keziah Ridgeway, a Black Muslim mother of four and a high school history teacher, said Donald Trump is one of "the most openly white supremacist presidents that we've had in modern history." (Keystone Photo/Samaria Bailey)
This Muslim Mom of Four Voted Green in 2016. Not This Time. Here’s Why.

“I personally am not in love with Biden. However, unlike the last election, where my morals dictated my vote, I am going to vote Democratic this go ‘round,” she said.

Community organizer and former juvenile lifer Don “Ike” Jones mentors returning citizens and adjudicated youth. (Courtesy of Don Jones)
With 26 Years of Prison Behind Him, He’s Heading to the Polls for the First Time

Don "Ike" Jones said he and several other returning citizens plan to go to the polls as a group, a move he said signals their enthusiasm around a civic act that they’ve never had a chance to participate in.