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NEWS
August 11, 2011
WITH AN angry blast (following earlier ones that didn't pinpoint race), an impassioned Mayor Nutter said what no white person could (safely) say: Philadelphia's flash-mayhem mobs are black and black parents must accept a role in stopping them. It was his Bill Cosby moment. By playing the race card in an unexpected way, Nutter can expect a lashing from the black apolog- I mean academics who are more interested in justifying bad behavior than in condemning it. This nonacademic white boy knows the vast majority of African-Americans are law-abiding and hardworking.
NEWS
August 9, 2011 | By Annette John-Hall, Inquirer Columnist
Once again, Michael Nutter is not messin' around. You know he's not playing when he pulls out the black vernacular. And there was a whole lot of it during his 30-minute rant - I mean, sermon - from behind the pulpit to a packed congregation Sunday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia. Disgusted by the mobs of African American youths who have been terrorizing folks in City Center lately, he gave the black community a good old-fashioned whipping. I could almost hear my grandmother say, "Get me a switch!"
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2011
I'M GOING to try to keep this spoiler-free for those who haven't yet seen this week's installment of Oxygen's "The Glee Project," but after watching the episode this morning, I started to wonder why I thought I'd seen the person who left the show last night walking by the hotel's poolside bar about the time it was airing here. A few of us had run into three of the show's remaining contestants in the hotel lobby earlier in the day and I'm afraid I'd even gushed a bit, for all the world as if I hadn't earlier in the day talked to Mira Sorvino and Elizabeth McGovern (Sorvino was here to talk about an "American Masters" on Woody Allen , McGovern to promote the much-anticipated "Downton Abbey II")
NEWS
June 10, 2011 | By VALERIE RUSS, russv@phillynews.com 215-854-5987
Bill Cosby, one of the world's best-known comedians, brought his more serious side to address Girard College's Class of 2011 yesterday. "I'm 74 years old," the native Philadelphian began, "and when I was a kid, this school was known as Girard College, and no Negroes, no coloreds, [were] allowed. And so it sat here, in the city of Philadelphia, as a symbol of racist thoughts. " But Cosby reminded the largely African-American graduating class - which also included several Hispanic, Asian and white students - that they were not the first "to have broken that particular barrier.
NEWS
June 9, 2011 | By VALERIE RUSS, russv@phillynews.com
Bill Cosby, one of the world's most well-known comedians, brought his more serious side to address Girard College's Class of 2011 on Thursday. "I'm 74 years old," the native Philadelphian began, "and when I was a kid, this school was known as Girard College and no Negroes, no coloreds, [were] allowed. And so it sat here, in the city of Philadelphia, as a symbol of racist thoughts. " But Cosby reminded the largely African-American graduating class - which also included several Hispanic, Asian and white students - that they were not the first "to have broken that particular barrier.
SPORTS
May 1, 2011 | By Evan Burgos, For The Inquirer
Bill Cosby is the go-to celebrity at the Penn Relays - perhaps to the carnival what Jack Nicholson is to the Lakers or Spike Lee is to his Knicks. Each year, Cosby can be found on the Franklin Field infield, and 2011 was no exception. Wearing a gray Penn track suit and a canary yellow Penn Relays official's hat, Cosby posed for pictures, shook hands, and congratulated athletes Friday and Saturday. Cosby, 73, has been coming to the Relays since he was a boy growing up in Philadelphia - for probably 64 years, he said - and says he competed here during his days at Central High School.
SPORTS
April 30, 2011 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Looking as if he had just experienced some kind of revelation, a wide-eyed Miles Schoedler wasn't pulling any punches. "I [stunk]," the Ocean City senior said bluntly. "That's it. " The Penn Relays hold completely different meanings for different athletes. But for Schoedler, they were a wake-up call. He entered Friday's high school boys' mile run championship as the No. 1 seed. In fact, he was South Jersey's only No. 1 seed this weekend at Franklin Field. But Schoedler's time of 4 minutes, 21.28 seconds placed him 10th in the 15-runner field.
NEWS
April 29, 2011 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
Looking as if he had just witnessed some kind of revelation, a wide-eyed Miles Schoedler wasn't pulling any punches. "I [stunk]," the Ocean City senior said bluntly. "That's it. " The Penn Relays hold completely different meanings for different athletes. But for Schoedler, they were a wakeup call. He entered Friday's high school boys' mile run championship as the No. 1 seed. In fact, he was South Jersey's only No. 1 seed this weekend at Franklin Field. But Schoedler's time of 4 minutes, 21.28 seconds placed him 10th in the 15-team field.
NEWS
December 6, 2010 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
BACK IN the bad old days of Philadelphia public housing, high-rise buildings blotted out the sky. Crime was abundant, and the stairs stank of urine and garbage. Elevators rarely worked, and children sometimes plunged to their deaths down the dark shafts. When the elevators were out of service and there was some kind of energency up high, somebody had to climb those smelly stairs, as much as 17-18 stories. This was William E. Parks, Philadelphia Housing Authority cop, who didn't appreciate the aerobic workouts he was getting on those steps as he rushed to help people in trouble.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2010 | By Dan Gross
MUNICIPAL Judge Karen Simmons got a hug and a kiss from Snoop Dogg last night at the Wine & Spirits store (1218 Chestnut) where the rapper signed bottles of Landy Cognac. Simmons didn't buy the bottle but still got to meet the man she calls "The greatest hip-hop artist of all time. " "I've been his fan since the beginning," Her Honor said. She was less talkative when asked her feelings on Snoop's love of weed and offered "No comment. " Snoop, who played later last night at the TLA (334 South)
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