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Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers are convicted–and that brings hope

Philadelphia reached 500 murders with the death of a 55-year-old woman—a woman whose block captain was a…

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His kid wants allowance for chores

Dear Housewife: Is it ok to tie allowance amounts to chores? – Allowance for chores Dear Allowance for…

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Was King’s I have a dream speech enough?

ON APRIL 3, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in the pulpit of Mason Temple…

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Booklist: Pipe Dream is Powerful

PIPE DREAM, my first novel, came out of the pain of a real life struggle with addiction….

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NPR features The Last Confession

WHEN NPR’s David Green traveled to Philadelphia to interview me for an international series called Crime In…

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The road to hell is paved with apple fritters

Not only did the Amish women have sticky buns. They had chocolate-covered bacon, homemade ice cream and hand-rolled pretzels. They had a candy store, a petting zoo and carriage rides. But, beyond those wholesome attractions, they had the mother of all temptations: doughnuts.

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After spaying, time to pick up Styx

It was May 2011, and my kids snookered me into breaking my no-pet rule to let them have tadpoles. For those who’ve never watched the Discovery Channel, tadpoles are baby frogs. They look like black sperm.

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I’m a huge Jalen Hurts fan, but this loss is on him. I know Scott fumbled and Reagor dropped that last pass, but you can’t throw 3 interceptions in a game. Hopefully he learns from this and stops forcing passes into coverage. #frustrating
The acquittal of #KyleRittenhouse opens the door for white vigilantes to kill anyone they want to. It also puts a spotlight on the judge’s biased actions during the trial.
God is so good. Two years ago today we founded @ManUpPHL with a  citywide meeting on gun violence. Tonight we celebrate that with a dinner and strategy session with mentors and mentees who are working together to change lives. We are fully funded, we have committed volunteers, and we have a Listening to the Streets initiative that gets brothers off the streets and into jobs. This week we release our first white paper based on that program. We work to end gun violence one life at a time. Can’t wait to see what the next two years brings!
Hanging out with my friend and colleague Lady B and our great boss Jay Dixon last night at the Universoul Circus. Lady B got a well-deserved community award from the NAACP. Go @ClassixPhilly!
Hanging out with my friend and colleague Lady B and our great boss Jay Dixon last night at the Universoul Circus. Lady B got a well-deserved community award from the NAACP. Go @ClassixPhilly!
My church, Great Commission Church Philly, is seeking 10 families to bless this coming Sunday as an expression of our thanks to God. If your family could use this blessing and can join us for worship, register at https://forms.gle/ggnk91nzTdUSTxtH6 or text us at 267-991-8907 for details.
Check out Trunk or Treat today at Great Commission Church 2043 Eastburn Ave. A safe place for your kids to get candy and a Word! Goes from 5 to 7 pm! @gccphilly
The look on this border agent’s face as he grabs this #Haitian migrant at the border says it all. I am so hurt to see Black people treated this way. It looks like a scene out of #Roots.
My son and I carrying on the tradition. We just watched the @philadelphiaeagles win the first game of the season 32-6. We bleed green. Eagles for life baby!
Setting up now for Hope 4 Philly. We have free groceries for the community. Enough for hundreds of people. We start at 11. It’s all at 1858 E. Washington Lane, Pennypacker School and it’s all free! @classixphilly @rnbphilly @gccphilly
Join me and @ClassixPhilly for Hope 4 Philly, on Saturday September 11th from 11a to 3p at Pennypacker School, 1858 E Washington Ln. Free groceries, kids cuts, school supplies, jobs, healthcare, gospel, hot dogs, cotton candy and more. It’s all brought to you by @gccupdate, Brown’s Family Shoprite, BRN, and more. ⁦
At Hershey Park and I think this woman Kelly Ann Conway, #Trump’s former liar in chief, walking around like she didn’t try to burn down America.