The bill was introduced on Thursday by Philadelphia City Council member and 1993 College graduate Helen Gym.
The Black Lives Matter movement inspires numerous comparisons to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. But some Penn alumni — who have marched on its bloodiest streets and decades later, remain committed to seeking justice — are not convinced there can necessarily be a direct comparison.
The protesters’ main demand was to indict the officers for Taylor’s death, but speakers and organizers also criticized the role of police in general and advocated for police abolition.
A grand jury charged one of the involved officers, who had already been fired, for firing recklessly into a neighbor's apartment, but no charges were brought against the officers for killing Taylor.
Around 200 demonstrators lifted signs, chanted “Out Now!“, and called for political and social reform as 1968 Wharton graduate and President Donald Trump visited the National Constitution Center for a town hall on Tuesday evening. Here’s how the protest played out.
Romano previously came under fire in July for disagreeing with part of the NBCC’s statement in support of Black Lives Matter.
The DP spoke with the directors of all six cultural resource centers to discuss their programming for the online fall semester.
Williams outlined a number of concrete actions for Penn Athletics to undertake in an effort become an “anti-racist organization."
Police Free Penn, a social justice group formed in June, plans to continue to host informal lectures, or teach-ins, throughout the semester.
The rally, which was endorsed by campus groups Penn Community for Justice and Police Free Penn, included an hour of speeches in front of City Hall before the crowd marched to the Philadelphia Police headquarters.
Protesters' demands include that Penn fire Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush, Drexel cut ties with independent police department reviewer and former Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Penn and Drexel pay PILOTs, payments which support the Philadelphia community and schools.
The president of the union that represents campus police denied any racial profiling by the Penn Police. The allegations come as the Division of Public Safety faces an independent review.
While facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Black-owned businesses have also received an outpouring of support in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. Here's how six Philadelphia Black-owned small businesses have been affected.
People are calling for the firing of Annenberg professor Carlin Romano and his removal from NBCC's board following his feedback on the organization's statement about Black Lives Matter.
Black Lives Matter Philadelphia's protest began peacefully on May 30, but as the group walked past City Hall, they encountered a large presence from the Philadelphia Police Department. There, the protest quickly turned violent.
Over 500 people gathered in LOVE Park on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Before marching to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a series of speakers, including multiple Black transgender women, recounted personal stories.
Institutions such as Penn and Temple University are reviewing old social media posts containing racial slurs that have resurfaced, while other universities have taken disciplinary action in response to inflammatory posts targeted at the George Floyd protests.
Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Philadelphia for nine straight days in response to the recent police murder of George Floyd. Protestors have marched through the city demanding police reform and racial equality.
OSA emailed SAC-funded groups on Tuesday, informing them that “funds which have been deposited with the University cannot be used to provide donations to charitable organizations due to the University’s designation as a non-profit organization.”
Hundreds of staff members of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and other local medical facilities walked out of their shifts on June 5.