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Video shows assault on Asian American worker outside Philadelphia shop

A viral video depicting an Asian American shop worker in Philadelphia being assaulted is sparking outrage.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

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‘We’re tired of losing our loved ones’: Young Philadelphians rally against gun violence

As of last week, the number of people murdered in the city is the highest it’s been since 2007.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY


Economic investment, not arrests, will save Kensington from drug violence, say researchers who lived there

“We can’t just focus on the victims of violence, or just focus on people who are using drugs,” said researcher Joe Friedman. “We also have to focus on the people who are heavily incentivized to sell drugs, have very few other options, and then as part of doing that, violence is just the natural, logical thing that’s baked into the system.”

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

After shooting of 10-year-old in Philadelphia, activists call on communities, city officials to end the violence

When Semaj O’Branty was shot in the back of the head while walking home from school in Philadelphia’s Frankford neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, he became the third young person to be caught in the crossfire in as many weeks.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY
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