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NEWS AND OPINION

By Darren White

A Photographer Seeks to Emancipate the Modern Slave

For most of Middle America, black men are little more than the images projected from popular media outlets—a tattooed, incarcerated (and unintelligible) Lil Wayne, irresponsible fathers on Maury, and faceless men that fill prison beds at an alarmingly high rate. But for one gay white man, the black man is a source of elegance and beauty and a reminder of our larger cultural history.


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Posted Jul. 13, 2011 | Comments: 28

NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

School District's Autism-Support Program Is Flawed, But So Is the Lawsuit Against It

In the wake of the suit, the District has issued a statement denying the existence of any Automatic Autism Transfer Policy, and says there’s no evidence to suggest the current autism-support system has ever been anything more than a matter of logistics.

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Posted Jul. 13, 2011 | Comments: 3

NEWS AND OPINION

By Aaron Kase

Failure of Germantown Grocery Raises Questions of Pay-to-Play

An uproar about the failure of a grocery store in Germantown is raising some eyebrows over whether it was yet another casualty of pay-to-play—when political donations reap lucrative state contracts—which has permeated Philly and Pennsylvania politics for as long as anyone can remember. 


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Posted Jul. 13, 2011 | Comments: 17

Letters to the Editor

Someone has cast a covetous eye on the Shack. As long as they were playing at renting bikes, they were safe. But now that they want to expand to four locations and start a citywide bike-share program with the potential to earn big money, someone with political clout has set the force in motion to kick them out and grab it for themselves. Let’s see who is renting bikes in 2012.

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Posted Jul. 13, 2011 | Comments: 0