Sheila Simmons, Contributor


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. After working as an adjunct professor for Temple University’s Department of Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, she returned to the media as a City and Lifestyles Editor for the Philadelphia Tribune, and later, Education Writer at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Simmons also served as Director of Communications for the Nutter for Mayor re-election campaign and Director of Communications for State Sen. Anthony H. Williams. She put her passion for children’s well-being to work as Education Director for Public Citizens for Children and Youth, the region’s primary children’s advocacy organization. . Her experience in writing about arts and culture hails from the ClevelandPlain Dealer, where she wrote about hip-hop, pop culture, theatre and film. Simmons received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. She lives in Philadelphia with her son.

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Sweet BeginningsSweet 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 firm...
School’s Out, Free Lunch Still InSchool’s Out, Free Lunch Still InSheila Simmons12 July 2017
Numerous efforts throughout area address childhood hunger in summer (Photo Left) Kids who normally rely on the school lunch program can still find nutritious meals through the Summer Food Service Program run by the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Housing Authority For school children, the summertime can mean fun-filled freedom, late sleep-ins...

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Liberty City Press is an independent weekly newspaper distributed by the Philadelphia Multi-Cultural Media Network whose members include Philadelphia Sunday Sun, The Philadelphia Gay News, Al Dia, The Metro Chinese Weekly and The Metro Viet News.

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