Dozens of Philadelphia bars and restaurants shut down or operating on limited menus Thursday in solidarity with immigrant employees -- both documented and undocumented -- who participated in the national Un Dia Sin Inmigrantes, or A Day Without Immigrants. Here's a look at the Philly establishments that either closed or were supportive of Thursday's action.
Protesters lining up at Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey’s offices have for weeks begged him to hold a public town hall to answer questions about President Donald Trump, immigration, healthcare and a litany of other issues. And after weeks of jamming up his phone lines, fax machines and social media channels, constituents got their wish Thursday. Sort of. Here are six things we learned from the town hall, along with the audio of the call.
As we reported Tuesday, the NBA's official store started selling a Sixers-related T-shirt with the now famous "Raise The Cat" saying. The Sixers fan who came up with the cat-raising phenomenon said he was talking to a lawyer about potential trademark infringement because he wants any proceeds from the sale of Raise the Cat merchandise to go to charity. As of Thursday afternoon, the NBA site has discontinued the shirt, no longer making it available for purchase. Here's what we know.
In honor of Black History Month, the Greater Philadelphia Film Office teamed up with BlackStar Film Festival and the Temple Department of Film and Media Arts to organize "Framing Blackness," a panel exploring the intersection of cinematography, #blackjoy, art and social justice.
Where: Temple Performing Arts Center at 1837 N. Broad St.
When: February 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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In November, singer Leo Gonzales and singer/producer Ian Lesage Johnson debuted an event aimed specifically at featuring performers left out of other productions. They named their project QPoC: Queer Performances of Color, and they’re hosting another event this weekend.
Northern Liberties resident Leigh Wetterau watched during the debates as phrases like “Nasty Woman” went from a candidate’s mouth to hashtags to merchandise. So Wetterau started making her own political statement t-shirts on Etsy. In about three weeks, she’s sold about 650 shirts and bags, and the entirety of her profits are going to the ACLU, the Environmental Defense Fund and Planned Parenthood. This is how much money she's made so far.