February 14, 2019

From ‘councilman’ to ‘councilmember’? Change part of bigger push to rid gender from titles

Philadelphia voters this spring will have the chance to vote to strike the word councilman from the city’s Home Rule Charter, a move backers say will […]
January 24, 2019

Should Philadelphia Legalize Recreational Pot? Councilman Wants Voters to Decide

A Philadelphia city councilman is proposing putting the question of legalizing recreational pot to voters on the same day as the first medical marijuana dispensary opened […]
December 17, 2018

Councilman calls for creating independent fiscal office

There is currently no independent office evaluating the fiscal impacts of public policy initiatives for Philadelphia. So City Council is considering creating one. Councilman Derek Green, […]
August 2, 2018

Councilman Green: Philly medical marijuana snub ‘perpetuates the poor and deeply impoverished narrative’

For the second time, the Pennsylvania has excluded Philadelphia from its medical marijuana program as it continued expansion in other parts of the state. On Tuesday, […]
May 8, 2018

Two lawmakers determined to get Philly an indoor marijuana farm

Two veteran Philadelphia legislators want to make certain the city isn’t left out of the cannabis green rush. The state awarded 12 permits last year to […]
April 17, 2018

Protests continue at Philly Starbucks following arrest of two Black men

Four days after a viral video of two Black men being arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks touched off national outrage – and heavy damage control by […]
April 16, 2018

Men Arrested at Starbucks Have Retained Cohen Placitella as Civil Counsel

Two black men who were arrested April 12 at a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia as they waited to meet an acquaintance for a business meeting […]
April 2, 2018

Councilman Derek Green Holds Hearing on Diversity at Philly Nonprofits

Green says he’s calling for “adequate representation of people of color in roles of leadership” at organizations in the Gayborhood and beyond. After successfully passing an […]
December 6, 2017

PA Society displays diversity; Philadelphia Councilman festively fellowships with politicos, industry leaders of color

Honoring the emergence of bipartisan leaders of color in Pennsylvania and New York, Philadelphia City Councilman At-Large, Derek Green, recently hosted the 7th Annual The League […]