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Black Lives Matter Protesters Call For Justice At U.S. Mayors Conference

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was delivering the opening remarks for the 2016 United States Conference of Mayors on Wednes...

Trump Is An A**hole, Philly Mayor Says

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

The mayor of Philadelphia didn't mince words when asked about Donald Trump's recent remarks on Muslims. "He's an asshole," mayor Michael Nutter said a...

Marsalis Honored at 2015 Marian Anderson Award

Lew Whittington | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was the honoree at the 2015 Marian Anderson Awards. Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter presented Marsalis with the award after a gala dinner and concert event at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on November 10.

Philadelphia Mayor Scuffles With Homeless Man Over Plans For Pope's Visit

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis's visit to Philadelphia in September is expected to draw 1.5 million people to a Mass on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, an area more than 100...

America Trails the Developed World on Paid Leave For Working People

David A. Love | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
David A. Love

For all of the talk of American exceptionalism, the U.S. is exceptionally bad in the treatment of its workers. America--the world's largest economy--is one of the few advanced nations without a national policy guaranteeing paid sick leave for workers.

How Philadelphia Is Bringing Together the Country's Top Millennials

Jamira Burley | Posted 10.20.2014 | College
Jamira Burley

The new school has arrived, ushering in more than 80 million classmates, better known as the millennial generation. This Internet savvy, socially cons...

Three Myths Hurting Young Black Men and Boys

Michael Nutter | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Nutter

As a result of these myths, we're putting an entire generation at a severe disadvantage and wasting the lives of millions of people who, with reasonable investment, could become vital contributors to our economy and society.

How to Meet the Pope

Gene Marks | Posted 05.30.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Does it surprise you that Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter and Pennsylvania's Governor Corbett were blown off by the Pope? Doesn't surprise me at all.

Moving Everyday Gun Violence Into View

Rachael Chong | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Mayor Michael Nutter talks about Cities United and preventing gun violence in cities across the United States through cross-sector partnerships.

Joy Resmovits

Back To School In Philly: 'The Kids Were A Little Bit Stunned' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- All eyes were on the City of Brotherly Love Monday as students and teachers returned to its massively diminished public schools for th...

Education for a Better America Initiative Seeks to Bolster Philadelphia Students During School Funding Crisis

Marcus Bright | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Marcus Bright

The public education crisis in the city of Philadelphia is reaching a crescendo as the scheduled opening of the 2013-2014 school year on September 9 n...

Riley Cooper Provides Us With an Almost Teachable Moment

Jeffrey E. Schwarz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Jeffrey E. Schwarz

"The Riley Cooper affair" provides a pivotal opportunity for the National Football League to take the lead on this issue by getting its own house in order.

Why Philly's Anti-Poverty Plan Won't Work

Gene Marks | Posted 09.18.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Sounds great. Reads well. Plays terrific to the media. But can we look in the mirror and have an honest discussion? This won't work. These plans never work. Yes I'm being negative. But I'm also being practical.

Friday Talking Points -- Don Young Shows GOP How Not To Reach Out To Minorities

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While it certainly was (quoting the Flintstones theme) a "gay old time" in Washington this week, I have already spent the whole week on the subject, so I'm really only going to mention it in passing.

The Big Apple, Biggest and Best in... Homelessness?

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

New York leads the nation with many superlatives: it's the biggest, the artiest and most visited of our cities. Now, it has topped its own unfortunate record, with more homeless people sleeping in shelters each night than ever: more than 50,000 each night.

Shut Down the Merchants of Death -- A Divestment Strategy to Stop Gun Violence

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Around the country, Americans are not only lobbying their Congressmembers to support legislation to reduce gun violence, they are also voting with their dollars -- through pension funds, government purchasing policies, and university endowments.

Sam Stein

Labor Leader Calls Politicians 'Turncoats,' Says Time To 'Make Them Pay' | Sam Stein | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the top labor leaders in the country ripped into two prominent Democratic lawmakers Monday morning, calling them "turncoats" and...

Mayor Slams NRA's 'Dumbass Idea'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter on Wednesday slammed the National Rifle Association's proposal to put an armed guard in every school in the wake of ...

Philadelphia Teacher Who Ridiculed Student For Wearing Mitt Romney T-Shirt Receives Death Threats

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

Lynette Gaymon, the Pennsylvania teacher accused of ridiculing one of her sophomore geometry students for wearing a pink Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan T-shirt...

Michael Nutter Delivers Speech At Democratic National Convention

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter made an appeal to the middle class to reelect President Barack Obama in his speech at the Democratic National Conven...

Mayor Nutter On How Hospitality Helps Philly

Michael Nutter | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Michael Nutter

Like many American cities, a significant subset of our population remains in poverty, lacking the skills needed to fill many of the jobs the city has to offer. As mayor, it's my job to figure out how to both address our city's challenges and boost our assets and, whenever possible, find solutions that meet those two needs at the same time. The city's hospitality industry offers Philadelphia that solution.

Gene Demby

Philly Mayor: Voter ID 'A Bad Solution Looking For A Problem' | Gene Demby | Posted 08.04.2012 | Black Voices

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter blasted Pennsylvania's controversial new voter ID law, calling it "a bad solution looking for a problem." "We sho...

Mayor Fights Tiny Raise For Firefighters

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

You'd think that firefighters, of all people, would be able to get a pay raise if they wanted one. But Michael Nutter doesn't seem to agree. Nutter...

Religious Charity On Philadelphia Homeless Feeding Ban: 'We're Going To Break The Law'

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact

A Philadelphia religious charity is set on helping the homeless -- come hell or high water. Chosen 300 Ministries is back on the streets providing ...

Charities File Lawsuit Against City's Homeless Feeding Ban

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact

By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA, July 10 (Reuters) - A new law in Philadelphia banning the feeding of homeless people on city parkland cam...