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Black Like… Nobody Part IIIEditorial27 July 2017 How we think an African American operator lost out on diversity points in the medical marijuana selection process (Photo Left) A portion of one of the heavily redacted Medical Marijuana Grower/Processor Applications. Last week, we tailied up the diversity scores. This week we try to explain how it happened. So, how does an all-white medical marijuana applicant in a mostly white community score a nearly perfect diversity score — 93 out of 100 — in...Read More >>Black Like… Nobody Part III

 

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Help Without the StigmaSheila Simmons27 July 2017
Community fair promotes resources for mental and behavioral health (Photo Left) Community activist Alicia Dorsey talks to attendees about behavior health services in Chalmers Park.  Photo by Sarah J. Glover. Carmen Picart is familiar with addressing mental and behavioral health issues. Her foster son attempted suicide five times. That’s when Picart underwent training...Read More >>
 
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A Decade of Chit ChatHughE Dillon27 July 2017
elebrating ten years of success for the popular media presence Philly Chit Chat hosted a party to celebrate the blog’s 10th Anniversary at Aqimero at The Ritz on July 18. I was honored to greet the nearly 300 guests who came out to celebrate my blog’s dedicated coverage of Philadelphia. We...Read More >>
 
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Donnie Carr Lands a Dream JobJeremy Treatman27 July 2017
La Salle alumnus goes back to give back (Photo Left) La Salle University alumnus Donnie Carr was just hired as a coach at La Salle University. Photo by Sarah J. Glover Donnie Carr once led Roman Catholic High School to a huge non-league win over a Kobe Bryant-led Lower Merion team. Carr scored...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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