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The Philly Four: Coalition seeks ceasefire, the Philly origins of 'Black Friday'

Sam Britt
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Saints have no answer for Eagles rushing attack

  • The Philadelphia Eagles won their second straight game on Sunday beating the New Orleans Saints 40-29. Despite having the NFL's premiere rushing defense, the Saints were unable to contain the committee of backs deployed by the Eagles. The Eagles had three running backs finish with over 60 yards and quarterback Jalen Hurts rushed for three touchdowns.

Coalition attempting to broker a ceasefire

  • The House of Umoja announced the Partners in Peace coalition that is setting out to broker a ceasefire between communities. The group's plan begins with knocking on doors and speaking with members of these communities who are affected by the violence. The group announced a 10-10-10 plan, that 10 groups of 10 people will initiate ceasefires on 10 different blocks.

Pa. Attorney General to investigate Instagrams impact on kids

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that he will be joining a coalition of AG's across the country to investigate the effect Instagram has on today's youth. Shapiro said that more must be done to protect children from predatory users online and predatory companies who fail to disclose the potentially harmful effects of their social media products.

Origins of Black Friday trace back to Philly

  • The first use of the term 'Black Friday' referring to the Friday after Thanksgiving doesn't come from business owners celebrating getting back "into the black" like the common myth would lead you to believe. Instead, the phrase originated in Philadelphia around 1960 when police used the term negatively to bemoan the large foot crowds and traffic entering Center City to shop for the holidays.

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