More than 100 people attended a community listening session hosted by District Attorney Larry Krasner on Wednesday night. At the event — held in West Philly’s Mt. Pisgah AME Church — residents asked their new DA tons of questions on the city’s legal processes, like how to contact the conviction review unit and whether he plans to release the list passed down to his office of 26 suspect cops. Residents told Billy Penn they thought the one-on-one meeting, the first in a yearlong series, was a positive step — and long overdue.
Recognizing that "women, particularly women of color, have gone underrepresented in the world of business for too long," Mayor Kenney yesterday launched an initiative aimed at helping enterprising Philly women launch successful companies. In partnership with the city's StartupPHL, national crowdfunding organization iFundWomen is taking applications from women in the region. Selected applicants will receive coaching on how to raise the money they need to get their ideas off the ground. Apply here — it only takes around one minute.
In high school, Jason Kelce played football. But before he got deep into sports, he was already a talented musician. Per WHYY, Kelce landed in the jazz band at his Cleveland Heights, Ohio, high school when he was just a freshman — he was that good at baritone saxaphone. On Thursday, the Eagles Super Bowl star (of inspirational and NSFW victory speech fame), picked up the sax again and joined the touring Ohio band for a performance at Central High in North Philly. A man of many talents.
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Where: Please Touch Museum at 4231 Avenue of the Republic, 19131
When: March 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
How much: $19 (free if you're a member)