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April 8, 2012 | Josh Gohlke
As Bill Cosby once put it, I started out as a child. I recall it mainly as a blur of awkward moments, though a few still stand out, especially from the late summer of 1980. That inexplicably traumatic season began when my parents started trying to find a school where I could attend first grade without, to use the psychiatric term, freaking out. It ended shortly after my mother, realizing I had finally become reasonably comfortable at the school where I ended up, asked gently whether I might be ready to stop wearing my hoodie.
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March 29, 2012 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Rep. Bobby Rush donned a hoodie during a speech on the House floor Wednesday deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber. The Illinois Democrat spoke out against racial profiling and - as he removed his suit coat and pulled over his head the hood on the sweatshirt he was wearing - said that "just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum. " Rush was interrupted by the presiding officer, Mississippi Republican Gregg Harper, who reminded him that the wearing of hats was not allowed and that "members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor.
NEWS
March 27, 2012 | By Dom Giordano
CAN THE HOODIE be rehabilitated? I ask that because, in the wake of the tragedy and furor surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, in Florida, the hoodie has been used as a symbol by those rallying for the arrest of Zimmerman. There have been million-hoodie marches in New York, Miami and two in Philadelphia. In the middle of this hoodie discussion rides Geraldo Rivera, Fox News host, who has said, "I believe George Zimmerman, the overzealous watch captain, should be investigated to the fullest extent of the law, and if he is criminally liable, he should be prosecuted.
NEWS
November 3, 2007 | By Melanie Burney INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In possibly the first breakthrough in the search for the killer of a Rowan University student, investigators have identified the distinctive sweatshirt the suspect was seen wearing moments before the attack. The man being sought made a purchase at a convenience store just off the Glassboro campus shortly before Donald Farrell, 19, of Boonton Township in Morris County, was punched and kicked in a swift attack last Saturday night. Farrell died Sunday from a blow to the neck. Investigators have been trying to identify the man caught on the convenience store's surveillance video.
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April 15, 2011 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
A daughter of former City Councilman Angel Ortiz was grazed by a bullet during a terrifying encounter with a trio of armed robbers earlier this week. The ordeal began about 8:30 Monday night, when Pilar Ortiz, 21, went to a house on 20th Street near Moore in South Philadelphia to meet up with her boyfriend, her father said yesterday. "He wasn't there. Another person was inside and told her to wait around," Ortiz said. "Then, all of a sudden, three people ran in with AK-47s and started duct-taping everyone.
NEWS
September 19, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
Two armed men held up a Citizen's Bank branch this morning on Easton Road in Cheltenham and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery occurred at about 9:55 a.m. when the men entered the bank and threatened a teller while brandishing handguns. The men fled on foot and headed North on Easton Rd. They are described as black males. One was wearing dark pants and a red hoodie with Adidas logo on the chest. The other was wearing dark pants, a dark hoodie with NIKE letters on the chest, and a scarf over his face.
NEWS
September 27, 2011
A man in his 30s robbed a TD Bank branch in Bristol Township on Monday, making off with an undetermined amount of cash, township police reported. The man, wearing jeans and a brown shirt and hoodie, passed a note to a teller at the bank at 624 S. Oxford Valley Rd. at 12:55 p.m., Lt. Terry Hughes said. No weapons were involved, and no one was hurt, Hughes said. Police said that they had identified the robber and recovered the car used in the robbery Monday night, but that they were withholding his name until he was charged and arraigned Tuesday.
NEWS
August 23, 2011 | Staff Report
Investigators have issued a new appeal for help in identifying the gunmen who wounded nine people May 22 outside the Felton Supper Club. In an effort to find the thugs, police today rereleased a surveillance video of the shooting on the 4800 block of Rising Sun Avenue in the Feltonville section. The video, taken by a camera at a nearby check cashing store, shows two shooters - whose faces are not clearly visible - standing in the intersection of Rising Sun Avenue and Louden Street, firing semiautomatic handguns into a large crowd outside the club.
NEWS
October 21, 2009 | By JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 856-779-3231
A video released by authorities in Camden County yesterday shows a man dressed in a black hoodie, pointing his handgun over the glass counter at Alex's Bakery, in Woodlynne, last week. Seconds later, Oscar Medina Hernandez, 29, a married father of two who had bought the bakery three years ago, was dead. "This is both a tragic and senseless homicide," Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk said during a news conference yesterday. Al Hernandez stood behind that same counter yesterday, mere feet from where his brother had been killed.
NEWS
February 21, 2005
AFTER days of moping around after the Eagles Super Bowl loss, I realized how proud I am to be living in Philadelphia, and be an Eagles fan. So what did I do? I put on my NFC Championship shirt ($19.99), pulled over my warm Green Eagles hoodie ($39.99), walked out the door to my car and noticed the dry, crusty salt on my mirrored Eagles license plate ($29.99). I wiped it off to a shine with my sleeve, stood up, stuck out my chest, got in my car and went to work in the City of the Philadelphia Eagles.
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November 29, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
With the 2014 release of his debut full-length studio album People Keep Talking , University of Pennsylvania graduate Steven Markowitz - nom de rap , Hoodie Allen - fully realizes his dream of making pop-rap harder and sharper without losing its melodic sensibilities. "Don't waste time trying to convince everyone of your purpose, just know and focus on bettering yourself," Markowitz said from New York. He plays the Liacouras Center on Saturday. " People Keep Talking took a minute to drop, considering the mix-tapes and EPs like All American [I did]
NEWS
November 4, 2014
ON THE DOORS of some corner stores in certain Philly neighborhoods, you'll notice bright red signs announcing "DO NOT ENTER WITH HOODIE OR MASK. " In smaller letters, the signs say, "IF SO, YOU ARE NOW TRESPASSING. " They're the brainchild of a Mount Airy-based businessman who started to sell them two years ago to help stem the tide of holdups inside bodegas and other businesses. I'm all for anything to make streets safer. But the fact that the signs specifically target the ubiquitous hooded sweatshirt doesn't sit well with many, especially those concerned that it unfairly targets young African-American men. Two years ago, hoodies became a national symbol of solidarity after unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by a self-appointed neighborhood vigilante while wearing one. But Joe Stark, who's black, rightly maintains that a sign that reminds would-be customers to remove their hoods isn't racist.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2013 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
How does one outdo a toilet-training kit for cats? With a pillowcase designed to be worn - yes, worn - on the head, with a hole to accommodate earphone wires and a pocket for an iPod or a remote control, Rebecca Rescate believes. The Yardley mother of three has $15,000 in personal finances banking on it, and has just secured an additional $90,000 from Robert Herjavec, an investor on ABC-TV's popular Shark Tank . The technology titan missed out on Rescate's funky feline venture when she appeared on the show in 2011 - sales of the CitiKitty Cat Toilet Training Kit have reached $5 million - and "I'm not going to do it again," he said when she returned for a Feb. 8 episode pitching the new product - the HoodiePillow.
NEWS
September 19, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
Two armed men held up a Citizen's Bank branch this morning on Easton Road in Cheltenham and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery occurred at about 9:55 a.m. when the men entered the bank and threatened a teller while brandishing handguns. The men fled on foot and headed North on Easton Rd. They are described as black males. One was wearing dark pants and a red hoodie with Adidas logo on the chest. The other was wearing dark pants, a dark hoodie with NIKE letters on the chest, and a scarf over his face.
NEWS
April 13, 2012
I AM IN full agreement with Marc Lamont Hill's comments in his column regarding the Trayvon Martin case. He notes the fairly abrupt transition in the national conversation, from shock at the appalling event and compassion for Martin's family to "our sadly familiar pattern of racial and political tribalism. " However, Mr. Hill could have taken his analysis a step further and been more explicit about some of the issues that have been raised by this case. He comments that "we" want to "deny our most painful truths" and would rather "criminalize a hoodie" than face the facts about the racial and social divides in this country.
NEWS
April 8, 2012 | Josh Gohlke
As Bill Cosby once put it, I started out as a child. I recall it mainly as a blur of awkward moments, though a few still stand out, especially from the late summer of 1980. That inexplicably traumatic season began when my parents started trying to find a school where I could attend first grade without, to use the psychiatric term, freaking out. It ended shortly after my mother, realizing I had finally become reasonably comfortable at the school where I ended up, asked gently whether I might be ready to stop wearing my hoodie.
NEWS
April 6, 2012 | By Annette John-Hall, Inquirer Columnist
I was approached the other day by six young black males wearing hoodies. No, I didn't frantically clutch my purse or make a screaming beeline to the other side of the street. I didn't automatically view them as suspicious or assume they were "up to no good," as George Zimmerman said he did when he profiled Trayvon Martin. Maybe it's me, but I tend not to profile a child who looks like my own. As it turned out, the teens - their hoods turned up to ward off the spring breeze - had come to New Fellowship Baptist Church in Southwest Philly to sign a petition demanding justice for Martin, the Sanford, Fla., youth gunned down by Zimmerman, a town watch volunteer who claimed self-defense behind the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. It has been 39 days since Zimmerman killed Martin.
NEWS
April 5, 2012 | By Marc Lamont Hill, Daily News Columnist
OVER the past month, we have seen the Trayvon Martin controversy mushroom from a local story to a national controversy of Rodney King-like proportion. Seemingly everyone from the water cooler to the White House has offered their opinion on what "really happened" that night. Unlike most controversies, however, nearly all Americans seemed to land on the same side of the Trayvon issue. At least in the beginning. Nearly everyone expressed despair for Trayvon and disgust for shooter George Zimmerman.
NEWS
April 1, 2012 | Associated Press
SANFORD, Fla. - Thousands joined a march Saturday through the Florida town where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, vowing to continue protesting until an arrest is made. Protesters carried signs, chanted "Justice for Trayvon," and clutched the hands of their children while they walked from Crooms Academy of Information Technology - the county's first high school for black students - to the Sanford Police Department. The march was organized by the NAACP and was one of several taking place over the weekend.
NEWS
March 29, 2012 | By Curt Anderson, Associated Press
MIAMI - From the T-shirt and hoodie sales to trademarking slogans such as "Justice for Trayvon" to the pass-the-hat rallies that bring in thousands, the case of an unarmed black teenager killed by a neighborhood-watch volunteer is quickly turning into an Internet-fueled brand. Websites are hawking key chains bearing Trayvon Martin's likeness. His parents have bought two trademarks, saying they hope to raise money to help other families struck by tragedy. Trayvon clothes, bumper stickers, buttons, and posters are up for grabs on eBay.
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