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By Hadriana Lowenkron | The Plug One Philadelphia tech nonprofit’s latest initiative has big plans to fight such inequity, and with a recent round of funding, it just might succeed. As the coronavirus pandemic catapults society into a digital-first future, it lays bare racial, social, and economic disparities borne out of the historic exclusion of Black [...]
By Sojourner Ahebee | Votebeat Nakia Carr, 45, was poll watching at her local precinct in South Philadelphia on Election Day when chaos ensued. She remembers a rush of voters wrapped around the block during the early morning hours right when one of the voting machines suddenly stopped working. “We were having a very rough [...]
Brings the City’s direct support for small businesses to $38.7 million and for rental assistance to $39.4 million since start of the pandemic PHILADELPHIA – The Kenney Administration and Philadelphia City Council today announced a new commitment of $30 million dollars in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to aid renters and [...]
by Solomon Jones | Philadelphia Inquirer Trump’s voter fraud lawsuits are not about contradicting the will of all the people — just the Black ones As Donald Trump engages in a twisted pattern of denial after losing the presidency to Joe Biden by nearly 5 million votes, media pundits have begun to talk about how [...]
by Sara Lomax-Reese | WURD The morning after election day 2020. I was woozy as if shaking off a hangover. Tired and on edge, I’m still trying to assuage the anxiety that lodged in the pit of my stomach some time around 8pm Tuesday night. While many predicted that this would be a nail-biter election, [...]
by Solomon Jones | WHYY On Saturday afternoon, when the numbers in Pennsylvania prompted every major media outlet to call the presidential race for Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, I was filled with a mix of joy and relief. I joined my neighbors in rushing outside to release the primal shouts we’ve [...]
By Sojourner Ahebee | Votebeat Ballot counting continues in the critical swing state of Pennsylvania and all eyes are on its biggest county, Philadelphia, where officials count the last few votes, many of them sent by mail. Some of these are ballots that were postmarked by the November 3rd deadline and must arrive by today [...]
By Sojourner Ahebee | Votebeat Ilya Knidhnik, 38, has volunteered as a poll worker for almost two decades. “People use this expression ‘this is the most important election’ a little too much but this really is the defining election of my life,” said the West Philadelphia resident.   Knidhnik worked the polls all day Tuesday [...]
By Sojourner Ahebee | Votebeat   This year’s global health crisis has dramatically changed what voting will look like on Election Day. Despite the obstacles widespread social distancing measures have placed in the way, city officials are still urging voters to exercise their right to vote, in whatever form that may be. “Voting in Philadelphia [...]

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