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Former U.S. President Clinton speaks at Penn

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton gave the opening address of a two day conference on inequality at the University of Pennsylvania this morning. “In the last decade, inequality has returned with a vengeance, and it has a racial aspect,” Clinton told an audience of more than 500 to open the Kerner Plus-40 symposium.…

Attendance spotty at event to improve attendance

Earlier tonight, a pep band member submitted his name three times to a raffle in the Fox Gittis Room of the Liacouras Center. He won each time. Attendance was indeed thin at an event intended to help improve just that, attendance at Temple athletics.…

A subway with a Port Richmond Puerto Rican

Mike came to me. The platform at City Hall station doesn’t afford much room to maneuver. Before I knew his name, I knew he was Puerto Rican and friendly, with a bag of CDs and dirt under fingernails that needed attention by anyone’s standards.…

Dreamah’s nightmare

She was young and energetic and fun. And then she was dead. Ejected through a windshield and pronounced dead on the pavement of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, amid broken glass and unlived expectations.…