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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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Former Dem Rep Dies At 71

AP | RON TODT | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — Former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III, who rose to influential positions in Congress and was the first black to become majority wh...

Clinton: States 'Need To Be More Conservative And Responsible'

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Former President Bill Clinton says states need to become more responsible budgeters. Even though most states are required to balance ...

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Philly Mayor: Sorry You Got Punched By Our Cop, Lady

AP | Posted 10.04.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia's mayor is apologizing to a woman shown on video being punched by a police lieutenant at a parade last weekend. Mayor Mi...

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

U.S. Mayors Back Parents Seizing Control Of Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education

* Teachers' unions fiercely oppose "parent trigger" laws * Many Democratic mayors split with unions on issue * Opponents...

Jay-Z's Big Festival Plans

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.14.2012 | Entertainment

He may have brought the Nets to Brooklyn, but this fall, he's bringing the music to Philly. Jay-Z will headline and curate the first Budweiser Made in...