Newsletter for Monday, October 5
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The second year of the “Forbes Under 30 Summit” got underway last night at The Kimmel Center (photo by @JanHaas77 via Instagram).
FORMER NAACP HEAD/PLAYER IN KATHLEEN KANE SCANDAL DIES
J. Whyatt Mondesire died Sunday night at Thomas Jefferson Hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm Friday. His name rang loudly in political circles. Mondesire started out his career as a journalist before joining the staff of Congressman Bill Gray. From there, he went on to become the president of the Philly chapter of the NAACP and was praised for his civil rights activism. Mondesire’s name re-entered the news cycle a year ago when a story was leaked to the Daily News about attorney general Kathleen Kane reviewing a 2009 investigation of him. That’s the leak Kane is being prosecuted for now.
FBI WARNS OF A POSSIBLE THREAT OF VIOLENCE AT PHILLY CAMPUSES
Last Friday, someone posted a threat on the website 4chan that “on October fifth, at 1pm Central time, a fellow robot will take up arms at a university near Philadelphia.” The FBI has said through a statement it will be working with local law enforcement to further investigate the threat. No campuses were specifically mentioned, but several local universities, including Drexel, Temple and Penn advised students they are working with authorities to monitor any issues.
Mural Arts' Open Source project's hospitality sponsor, the Sonesta Hotel, is throwing a party to celebrate MOMO's mural, featuring drinks and hors d’oeuvres plus insight into the artist's work in Philadelphia and around the world. The event is free; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is required.
Where: Sonesta Hotel at 1800 Market Street
When: October 5, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EAGLES FANS
Understanding Eagles fans is not easy. But a few scientists have dared attempt the nigh-impossible: To enter the minds of fans like these. Here’s a rundown of their findings, the fan psychology that might help explain what’s going on in your head and in your body if you’re an Eagles fan who’s had to deal with all the frustration over the years — not to mention that awful loss to Washington from Sunday.
PHILLY’S 50 BEST BARS OF 2015
So, what’s the best bar in Philly? According to Foobooz, it’s American Sardine Bar in Point Breeze. Their writers highlighted not only American Sardine Bar but 49 more of what they considered the best bars in Philadelphia. It’s a great resource if you’re looking for a top place to grab a few drinks and want to explore more of Philadelphia’s bar scene.