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BlackStar Film Festival back to celebrate Black filmmakers first week of August
"The event celebrates storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and global indigenous communities through work by black filmmakers."
MOVE bombing site commemoration ceremony this Saturday
"The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission approved earlier this spring the placing of a historical marker."
Hate group disrupts Clark Park Music & Arts Festival
"An unidentified religious hate group disrupted the biannual Clark Park Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, holding signs and shouting anti-gay, anti-Muslim and other slurs, according to witnesses."
Town Hall on Monday will discuss the shooting of Philippe Holland
"A town hall will be held Monday, May 15 to discuss the 2015 shooting of Philippe Holland and the recent redeployment of the officers involved."
Ten local artists selected to beautify Lancaster Avenue this spring/summer
"The audience–a crowd of over 30 community members–judged and placed their votes based on the following criteria: excellence, community connection, curiosity, capacity, and wild card."
Vision Zero wants to reduce traffic-related deaths; contribute to online survey about road safety
"A driver hits a pedestrian every five hours in Philadelphia, according to the website of Vision Zero."
West Philly Action Fair hopes to connect neighbors with community organizations
"The event’s goals include connecting neighbors to the many organizations with a presence in West Philadelphia and, ultimately, to make a difference in each other’s lives."
MOVE bombing site to get historical marker; MOVE! film screening and talk by Ramona Africa this Saturday at A-Space
"The tragedy, which took place over 30 years ago, sheds light on state violence against marginalized communities, especially those dedicated to social change and liberation."
City’s highest rents are in University City, according to reports
"Can the several new apartment buildings in the area, such as the 4125-4136 Chestnut Street project, lower rent prices at all?"
What should be PPD’s policy on body cameras?
"The survey inquires about the public’s trust in the local police force as well as the ways the cameras can hold law enforcement accountable."
Artists sought for public projects in Powelton; presentation next Thursday
"On March 30, these artists will pitch their ideas to neighbors, some of which are fellow artists and curators themselves."
DA candidates in West Philly for forum on Thursday
"The primary election will be held on May 16 and the general election is Nov. 7."