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On Monday, the city launched The Violence Prevention Hotline, a 24 hours hotline staffed with dozens of trauma-informed "resource navigators" who will be on call to respond to residents impacted or concerned about issues of gun violence.

No more driving while Black. The City Council of Philadelphia is also in line with passing the ‘Driving Equality Bill’. City Council member Isaiah Thomas wrote the bill aimed at combating the practice of police officers making traffic stops for “driving while Black” offenses such as broken taillights. Along with the California Governor, Gavin Newsom, […]

Monday night the riots began hours following the act of two white police officers shot and killed a Black man by the name of Walter Wallace. Reports state that Wallace allegedly had a knife but did not appear to be threatening the lives of the cops, according to a viral video of the shooting. Walter […]

Philly bred, Dappa has opened up a daycare called Young With Options. 

City officials are assisting low-income families by helping them stay afloat during difficult times. Related: Philadelphia Offers Mothers Free Formula and Diapers During Pandemic The city recently launched its COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program in efforts to cover the rent of families struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. This new program will aid over 3,000 households […]

The drawlin' meter has broken after this incident people…

Philadelphia police are this close to getting cancelled out here. If you live there and do not have a mask on beware. As spotted on Raw Story an unidentified African-American male was seen having a rough day when attempting to use public transportation. As per WHYY-TV “a video that went viral Friday shows what appeared to be four […]

Amber Rose is facing heavy backlash over comments she made about Philly women not being “traditionally attractive.” Amber, a south Philly native, appeared on the Drink Champs podcast where she opened up about the “gift and curse” of beauty. “I grew up in a very poor neighborhood. I don’t know how to say this without […]

Every year, legendary band The Roots assembles an amazing music festival in Philly, chock-full of incredible artists and amazing performances! Watch the exclusive video above for more info from Headkrack in this edition of the Hip-Hop Spot! Sign Up For Our Newsletter![sailthru_widgetfields=”email” sailthru_list=”Rickey Smiley Subscribers”] Click on the audio player below to hear what the cast thought about the Hip-Hop Spot! Listen […]

Who knew Philly MC, Meek Mill‘s music was therapeutic. Headkrack reports a doctor found young Black men not only can relate to the stories he tells in music, but it’s become therapy. Listen to the audio player to hear more on how the MMG rapper is helping heal inner-city youth! RELATED: Meek Mill Releases “Dreacmchasers […]