The Mayor held a press conference on Wednesday to offer more details on the resignation of a police commissioner recently lauded as a hero.
Mayor Jim Kenney
In the first week after the launch of this new program, the positive reactions have been widespread — along with a little fear.
For the third straight year, Immigrant Business Week will function to honor the immigrant business community in Philadelphia, and provide valuable resources for current and aspiring immigrant entrepreneurs.
DACO's inaugural Cannabis Opportunities Conference welcomed 750 attendees over the weekend.
The event on Oct. 4 is part of an effort to help Philadelphia transform its reality as one of the poorest major cities in the U.S., and help provide young residents with job opportunities.
ICE no longer has access to Philadelphia's real-time police arraignment database, but activists say it is one battle won, with many to go, for the immigrant community in Philadelphia.
On July 31, young people who have been working as interns this summer at over 60 community-based organizations throughout the city, including Concilio in North Philly, demonstrated the professional skills and knowledge they’ve built.
On Friday, Mayor Jim Kenney and city officials, joined by activists and immigrant rights organizations, announced the decision to end the contract which allows ICE access to the city’s arrest reporting system.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, immigrant rights organizations, Occupy ICE protesters, and others continue to call for Mayor Kenney and city officials to end ICE’s access to the police arraignment database.
On Monday, the nine representatives who assumed local control of the School District on July 1 introduced themselves to the community and decided on their governance structure.
Philadelphia’s branch of the Occupy ICE movement, which is also focusing on ending the PARS agreement and shutting down Berks County Residential Center, will gather and organize participants at the Friends Center in Center City on July 10.
More Philadelphia young people than ever before will be interning with over 25 city agencies this summer through the Work Ready program, managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network.
The online resource outlines current federal policy and what steps Philadelphians can take to voice their opposition to the Trump administration’s current immigration policy.
Project NorthStar, una conferencia tecnológica organizada por Black & Brown Founders en colaboración con la ciudad, que tendrá lugar en octubre, pretende destacar y potenciar el trabajo de los emprendedores latinos y negros.
Project Northstar, a tech conference organized by Black & Brown Founders in partnership with the city to take place this October, seeks to highlight and amplify the work of Black and Latinx entrepreneurs.
A federal judge's decision Wednesday rules that the Department of Justice cannot withhold funding from Philadelphia due to the city's welcoming policies for immigrants.
On Wednesday, Kenney joined several other mayors of mainland U.S. cities to meet and talk with mayors of Puerto Rican cities to discuss continued recovery and resilience efforts on the island.
La ciudad de Filadelfia y el fiscal del estado de Pensilvania, Josh Shapiro, se suman a una demanda judicial a nivel nacional que intenta bloquear el intento por parte de la Administración Trump de agregar en el cuestionario del Censo 2020 una pregunta sobre ciudadanía.
Leticia Egea-Hinton is one of nine Philadelphians appointed to the city’s Board of Education, which will assume local control of the School District for the first time in 16 years this July.
The city of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined a national lawsuit aiming to block Trump Administration’s move to ask for citizenship information on the 2020 census.
In the wake of March for Our Lives and national movement on gun reform, youth examine the causes and effects of gun violence in the city at the PHL Youth Talks event.
Philly leadership speaks out in support of DREAMers, while protesters gather in D.C. on the day of the Trump administration's deadline for Congressional action on the program to condemn inaction and demand passage of the Dream Act.
Mayor Kenney and District Attorney Krasner say that a multifaceted approach focused on treatment, not incarceration, is necessary to combat the city's opioid crisis.
La epidemia de los opioides sigue destruyendo vidas en Filadelfia. Hay que enfrentarla como un problema de salud, no solo de ley, buscando una solución no en el encarcelamiento sino en el tratamiento médico.
Mayor Kenney and stakeholders aim to better prepare Philadelphians for job access and career opportunities with launch of new workforce development strategy.