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Black Like… Nobody Part IIEditorial19 July 2017 All-White marijuana applicants outscore an African American operated group on diversity points Last week, we railed against the Commonwealth’s failure to select an African American operated marijuana grow application sited in the African American city of Chester. This week we dive into the numbers to find the greatest irony of all: the Chester group failed because it didn’t have enough diversity points. (Photo Left) We wonder what the PA Department of Health is smoking when they...Read More >>Black Like… Nobody Part II


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Sessoms Ready to Make His MarkJeremy Treatman19 July 2017
The Shipley school standout bided his time and is ready to shine (Photos Left and Center) Devon Ferrero (#11) and Naheem McCleod (#10) on Team PYO; and (Right) Owen McGlashan (#10) on Team Speed play during a travel basketball tournament hosted by Philly Pride at Cardinal O’Hara. Photos by Sarah J....Read More >>
Sweet BeginningsSheila Simmons19 July 2017
West Philly water ice entrepreneur opens flagship store (Photo Left) Siddiq Moore (right), provides instruction to employees during the opening of his flagship store at 264 S. 60th Street.  Photo by Sheila Simmons Behind the counter of his flagship store, located at 264 S. 60th St. in West Philadelphia, owner Siddiq Moore provides...Read More >>
Welcome AmericaHughE Dillon19 July 2017
Philadelphia’s annual celebration was better than ever On July 4th weekend, the 6-day Wawa Welcome America festival culminated with a grand finale on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Queen of Hip Hop, Mary J. Blige performed along with the Philly POPS BIG Band. The city also honored Philly’s own Boyz II...Read More >>
Neumann-Goretti has been the top area high school for hoops over the last 15 years, with Chester and Roman Catholic having a say in the matter, too. The Saints may also be adding a transfer from Sterling High School in New Jersey. Noah Syer says he is seriously contemplating switching states....Read More >>


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Ken Smukler, publisher of Philadelphia’s largest weekly newspaper, The Liberty City Press, has a background in political technology and communications both locally and nationally.  Read more >>
Jeremy Treatman is the founder and co-director of the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics and Sports Broadcasting Camps. Over 50 NBA players, including Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Rajon Rondo played in his events when they were in high school. Jeremy...Read more >>
Lucy Smukler is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College. She is studying English and is interested in journalism and analytic writing. She is very excited to be a part of the Liberty City Press team. Read more >>
Sheila Simmons brings many years of writing and communications experience to her work for Liberty City Press. She began her professional writing career at the Philadelphia Daily News, where she covered Business, City Hall and Education.Read more >>
Sarah J. Glover is an award-winning photojournalist and multimedia journalist, specializing in photojournalism and video for the web.Read more >>
HughE Dillon Philly's Society Photographer; he's a columnist, television personality too. His photo work focuses on people, parties, celebrities and Philadelphia.  His photos have been published nationally and internationally. Including in People Mag,...Read more >>
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