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Environmental Racism in Philly: a “Dirty” History.

The everyday conditions amplify the reality that black and people of color are most affected by the impacts of climate change, amongst other issues. But just like redlining, environmental injustices and Pollution segregation continue to plague our city, more specifically the low income, predominately black neighborhoods in Philly. | From: Green Philly (Read more.)

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New SBA loans for Philly damage during civil unrest now available

If your home or business was damaged during the vandalism or arson that followed many of the early days of protests in Philadelphia or the surrounding counties, there’s a new opportunity to access money to fix things up. The federal Small Business Administration approved Governor Tom Wolf’s request for a special disaster declaration for the events between May 30 and June 8. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)

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Closed checks

To their establishments, servers are essential workers who fuel Philly’s food scene. But they aren’t getting compensated for their essential work during the pandemic. So, they’re organizing to fight for fairer pay. | From: Philadelphia Weekly (Read more.)

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How to solve Philly’s affordable housing crisis

Although COVID-19 has put a spotlight on housing inequality, our city had serious housing issues long before the pandemic hit. Now is the time for organizations in the public and private sector to help address this crisis and specifically work towards rectifying the wrongs to Black, brown, Latinx, and communities of color. | From: Plan Philly (Read more.)