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Philadelphia Cop Caught On Video Repeatedly Punching Teen Girl In The...

AFRICANGLOBE - A police officer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is being investigated after repeatedly punching a juvenile during a street fight. The incident was captured on video and posted on multiple social networks.

30 Years Ago, Philadelphia Police Dropped A Bomb On A Black...

AFRICANGLOBE - The bomb set off a fire that quickly spread, eventually burning down 61 homes and leaving 250 people homeless. 11 people in the MOVE rowhouse died, including five children. In the aftermath of the bombing, Mayor Wilson Goode tasked a commission with investigating the actions of the police; they produced a report condemning the bombing, although no one was ever charged for their actions.

Philadelphia Police Shot Nearly Four Hundred People Over The Past Eight...

AFRICANGLOBE - On Monday, the US Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services released a report revealing that over the past eight years, Philadelphia Police Department officers were involved in 394 shootings, amounting to about one per week. Monday’s report is only the latest in a series of Justice Department documents revealing the criminal activities of local police departments, including Albuquerque, Cleveland, Ferguson, and now Philadelphia.

The Hidden Story Of The Underground Railroad

AFRICANGLOBE - In March 1849, Henry Brown, an enslaved tobacco worker in Richmond, Va., escaped to the North in dramatic fashion. Aided by a white friend, he was put inside a small crate that was shipped to Philadelphia.

How To Dismantle A School System

AFRICANGLOBE - Graduating seniors last month celebrated the end of a difficult year at Philadelphia’s Bartram High School, one prominent example of Pennsylvania’s deepening public education crisis.

Protest Shows Anger, Frustration After Fatal Southwest Philadelphia Fire

AFRICANGLOBE - A combustible mixture of anger and grief nearly boiled over on a Southwest Philadelphia street corner in the summer heat last night in a tense standoff between a long, blue line of cops and roughly 200 residents protesting what they claimed was a slow response to Saturday's fire that killed four children on Gesner Street.

Police Assault Teen So Violently During Search That His Testicles Burst

AFRICANGLOBE - That a "pat-down search" could be so violent as to cause a boy's testicles to burst may seem like an anomaly. But this—and many other "frisks," which are legally allowed only on the outside of clothing—is not just a quick check for weapons. People do not hide guns beneath testicles.

Kevin Hart Donates $250K To Struggling Philadelphia School District

AFRICANGLOBE - Kevin Hart, a proud Philadelphia native, is giving back to the city that raised him in the best way possible. After hearing of the financial crisis plaguing the City of Brotherly Love’s school district, the comedian decided to pony up $250K of his own money to support.

‘A President for Everyone. Except Black People’; A Pastor’s Message for...

AFRICANGLOBE - Given President Obama’s poor record in catapulting an economic and empowerment agenda for the African American community, we must begin asking the questions: Why are we so loyal to a president who is not loyal to us?”

Hate Crime, Murder Alleged In Philly Basement Case

AFRICANGLOBE - Shocking does not begin to describe the criminal allegations in this case, where victims were tied up and confined like zoo animals and treated like property akin to slaves.

Study: Voter ID Law Disproportionately Hurts African-Americans

The controversial Pennsylvania law requiring residents to have valid photo ID in order to vote would disproportionately disenfranchise African-American and Latino voters in Philadelphia,...

Sherman Hemsley Star of ‘The Jeffersons’ Dies at Age 74

Sherman Hemsley, known for his starring role on "The Jeffersons," has died at age 74. Although the cause of Hemsley's death is unclear, reports ARE that the...

America’s Largest Black Developer Sets Sights On Philly Casino

As owner and chief executive of one of America's largest African American real estate development company, R. Donahue "Don" Peebles has an impressive resumé. The...