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NEWS AND OPINION

By Nina Hoffmann

Blunt Assessment: Inner-City Blacks Continue to Suffer Disproportionately Under Philly's War on Weed

To many inside the criminal justice and pro-legalization arenas, the racial disparity in Philadelphia's pot arrests is nothing short of an ongoing conspiracy. And a look into the policies and practices behind marijuana prohibition reveals a scheme in which weed culture is supported by the very agencies charged with eliminating it.

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Posted Mar. 1, 2011 | Comments: 14

Letters to the Editor

The last thing I want to see is retaliation. Rashawn was my cousin. So our family is grieving heavily. I will be that voice of reason. We will not let this go.

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Posted Mar. 1, 2011 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

CCP Professor Accused of Pushing Evangelical Agenda

When Elisabeth Levinson enrolled in an English course at the Community College of Philadelphia this semester, she never expected she would become embroiled in an ongoing dispute with CCP administrators over allegations that her professor is using the course as a vehicle for religious proselytizing.

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Posted Mar. 2, 2011 | Comments: 49

NEWS AND OPINION

By Aaron Kase

End of the Road for Refugees?

Resettlement agencies like NSC are suddenly in danger of losing their cash flow, as a savings-conscious Congress eyes cuts of up to 45 percent to the Migration and Refugee Assistance budget, currently at more than $1 billion.

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Posted Mar. 2, 2011 | Comments: 4