Now that everyone’s #TimesUp Golden Globe black dresses are back from the cleaners, let’s talk about what needs to happen next, and what should have been happening all along. As imperfect and incomplete as the #MeToo movement has been — for starters, it took far too many beats for everyone to acknowledge that the woman who started it was Tarana Burke, a black activist from Philly — it did jump-start an overdue public reckoning of sexual harassment and abuse.
I usually wait until spring to start inviting Philadelphians affected by gun violence to the Art Museum steps. But this year, I made my first invite just a few weeks into the new year:John Kroger had been listening when his teacher, Veronica O’Connor, read her first graders a book about Martin Luther King Jr. to honor the civil rights leader, and he realized something many Philadelphians still don’t get — that gun violence affects us all.
Get ready to release the hounds. As first moves go, freshly elected District Attorney Larry Krasner showing 31 staffers the door three days into his new gig lacked a little something he and other candidates touted when they were shopping for votes: transparency. Can you hear the baying hounds now? Because if there’s one thing I’ve noticed less than two weeks into his tenure is that some of Krasner’s most rabid supporters aren’t big on criticism, constructive as it may aim to be.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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