Megan Thee Stallion Surprises Philly Girl For Her Sweet 16

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Remember growing up when you were considered lit just for throwing a neighborhood party for your birthday?

Well, imagine if you had Megan Thee Stallion crash your Sweet Sixteen.

It almost seems surreal right?

That’s exactly what happened to young Philly-native, Malasha last week when friends and family surprised her at her birthday party, with a pop-up visit from Megan.

Malasha, whose friends call her Lay, says she knew her parents asked a family friend down at RocNation to book Meg for the party, but she did not believe the rapper would actually show up.

“The one thing that really shocked me is when we were talking she said, ‘I was really nervous to me you.’ I’m like me?”

The hot girl rapper showed up to the party sporting a denim piece from her new collection with FashionNova.

The 16-year-old Philly native says that since the whole interaction, people have been blowing up her phone non-stop.

Along with a visit from Megan, Malasha was also gifted with a Chanel purse, Rolex, and brand new Range Rover for her sixteenth birthday.

Check out Millennial Christian’s full interview with Malasha below.

 

Philadelphia Waives All Protest-Related Code Violations Issued

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The City of Philadelphia is making strides in the right direction!

On Wednesday, Mayor Kenny announced that Philadelphia will waive all protest-related code violation notices issued from demonstrations surrounding police brutality.

Related: Philly Morning Show Receive a Citation From The City of Philadelphia

The waiver applies to any code violation notices given out between May 30 and June 30, including those for all forms of disorderly conduct as well as failure to disperse and curfew violations.

“My decision to waive these violations is not a statement on the validity of the individual citations,” Kenney said. “Rather, it is a recognition of the core concerns that caused thousands to demonstrate on the streets of Philadelphia. In waiving these notices, I recognize that those issues are vitally important, that the pain of those marching is very real, and that their message — Black lives matter — needs to be heard every day until systemic racism is fully eradicated from this city and nation.”

Anyone who has been issued a CVN and hasn’t paid won’t be held accountable. Those who have already paid the CVN and would like a refund can contact OAR at 215-567-2605.

Now, this is not to get confused with a get-out-of-jail-free card!

Those facing criminal matters with the District Attorney’s Office will still be held accountable.

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Man Saves Officer From Burning Car

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A Pennsylvania man who is suing the state for wrongful arrest put all that behind him to save a police officer that was trapped in a burning car.

Daylan McLee, a black man who spent a year in jail after being wrongfully arrested for an incident outside a bar, said he didn’t hesitate in order to save the life of Officer Jay Hanley in Uniontown.

McLee sprung into action after a relative ran into his house saying a crash had occurred involving a police cruiser right outside his home. McLee ran out and helped pulled the officer to safety before the fire spread.

Despite his issues with law enforcement McLee said he didn’t hesitate to save a life, “There is value in every human life. We are all children of God and I can’t imagine just watching anyone burn.

Philadelphia Resumes Outdoor Dining

 

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As the City of Philadelphia has moved into a “yellow phase” from the city’s lockdown, Philadelphia has declared that outdoor dining will be allowed at some restaurants.

City officials have released health guidelines to ensure that all restaurants are offering a safe outdoor dining experience.

All opening restaurants are required to follow COVID-19 safety precautions such as wearing masks, social distancing and have an up to date valid restaurant licenses.

They plan to use as many tables as they can  and as safely as they can.

Officials also point out that not only is the action to improve the local economy, but to also restore the character and joy of Philadelphia.

 

#BlackBoyJoy: Young Basketball Players March Throughout West Philly For George Floyd

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A group of Philly student-athletes is using their platform to make a difference in their community.

Tuesday, a group of African American high school and college basketball players marched in West Philadelphia in response to the death of George Floyd.

Related: #BlackOutTuesday Takes Over Instagram to Protest George Floyd’s Death

The group of young men marched from 52nd and Haverford to 52nd and Baltimore- bouncing the basketballs as they walked along the streets.

Gaurd, Sam Sessoms from Penn State, and Dhamir Cosby of Villanova were among the list of athletes using their status to show positive images of black males protesting.

The city of Philadelphia has been on a strict curfew for four days following Saturday’s peaceful protests that later turned into riots.

Police reported over 703 people have also been arrested since then.

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Philadelphians Can Now Get Free Rent During The Pandemic: Here’s How You Can Sign Up

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City officials are assisting low-income families by helping them stay afloat during difficult times.

Related: Philadelphia Offers Mothers Free Formula and Diapers During Pandemic

The city recently launched its COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program in efforts to cover the rent of families struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This new program will aid over 3,000 households affected by COVID-19.

“A lot of landlords in Philly are small business people themselves, can’t afford to miss several months of income, so for them, this program is going to be very helpful,” said Gregory Heller, Senior vice president of community investment for Philadelphia Housing.

In order to be eligible for the program, renters must be caught up on all rent payments that occurred before April.

Payments also cannot exceed $2,500 over the next three months.

All applications must be completed and submitted by Saturday at 5 p.m.

Click here for more info on the program and all of its requirements.

Philadelphia: Rankings Of Each County Deaths Due To COVID-19

How to Make A Face Mask Using Household Products

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Are you going shopping during the pandemic? Well, you may be denied access to stores without the proper attire.

Related: Meek Mill’s Reform Alliance Donates 100,000 Surgical Masks To Prisons

On Wednesday, Gov. Wolf signed a bill requiring all commercial buildings serving the public to make sure customers wear masks — and deny entry to anyone who refuses as of Monday.

With the global decrease in face masks, many residents are concerned about what this could mean for their families in the future.

Not to worry, here is a DIY on how you can make a face mask using household products.

The only thing you need is a bandana and two ponytail holders.

Check out the video below.

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Philly Nurses Go Viral After Doing ‘Level Up’ Challenge on Social Media

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It looks like Philly Nurses are leveling up on the coronavirus!

Recently, health care workers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital took to social media to boost the morale of nurses worldwide by taking on Ciara’s ‘Level up’ challenge.

Related: Nurse Cries Over The Safety At The Hospitals “We Are Not Being Protected” [Video]

In the video, 9 nurses are getting down in the middle of Center City suited up in their scrubs with the caption, “We waste no PPE. We take our jobs, our patients, and the resources we use seriously. However, we also take our team morale and mental health just as seriously.”

All of the Jefferson nurses in the video are responsible for administering COVID-19 tests to patients and did the challenge as a means to cheer up their fellow colleagues.

Philadelphia County has climbed up to 6,810 cases of the coronavirus with 126 resulting in death.

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NJ Man Arrested for Coughing in Woman’s Face, Telling her he has Coronavirus

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A New Jersey man is behind bars after he coughed on a grocery store employee before telling her he’s been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Free hold resident George Falcone, 50, has been charged with making terrorist threats, harassment and obstruction in connection with the incident, which occurred Sunday in a Wegmans grocerty outlet in Manalapan, police say. The employee asked Falcone to step back, saying he was standing too close to an open display of prepared food, according to court documents. Instead, Falcone stepped forward and “purposely coughed” in her face, laughing. He then told her he’d been infected by the coronavirus, the documents reveal.

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says people need to be considerate of each other during the coronavirus crisis and not “engage in intimidation and spread fear, as alleged in this case.”

Meek Mill and Milano Jetsets to Jamaica for ‘Babymoon”

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Meek Mills and Milano are living their best lives pre-baby!

Related: Meek Mill Shares Footage Of His Private Plane Being Searched Again

The pair were recently spotted vacationing together in Jamacia for what seemed to be one last vacation before their baby comes.

Although the couple was not photoed together, both, Meek and Milano took to Instagram to post pictures from their trip.

The rapper’s soon-to-be baby mama, Milan Harris, gave followers a glimpse of her super pregnant self with a photo in a blue bikini with the caption, ” learning how to be a better person, sister, daughter, friend & the best mother possible.’

 

Meek also shared a glimpse of their trip by uploading a video of him hanging with popular Jamaican rapper, Popcaan. (Collab soon maybe?)

While we are unsure of how fair along Milano is, it looks like she can be due any day now by the looks of her belly.

The fashion designer announced her pregnancy during one of her fashion shows. It was later confirmed that Meek Mill was the father of the baby.

Glade to see that Meek and Milano on good terms!

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Tierra Whack Surprises Philadelphia School With $10k Music Grant

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Tierra Whack is putting music back into her community one Public school at a time!

The Philadelphia native changed the game in 2018 with the release of Whack World and is now using music to give other children where she is from the same opportunity.

Related: Philly Rapper Tierra Whack Featured On Beyoncé’s Lion King Soundtrack

Early Thursday morning, Whack popped up to Samuel Fels High School to surprise students and faculty with $10k for their music program.

“I’m really excited. Growing up in Philly, I went to a music school and we didn’t always have proper funding so for me to be able to do this with Vans is amazing,” said Whack.

The 24-year-old rapper is doing this as part of the Vans “Give a Band!” program, where she plans to surprise five Philadelphia School District high schools with grants of up to $10,000 each.

The Whack World rapper received much of her education from The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush before moving to Atlanta.

Check out the video of Tierra Whack surprising student from Fels High School below.

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Philadelphia International Airport Ranked Most Expensive In U.S. Departures

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Finding good airline deals can be the perfect way to start your holiday travels!

With average domestic airline prices at a medium of $379, searching for cheap flights can seem like hunting for a needle in a haystack.

Related: Tamar Braxton Is Disrespected By Pilot on Delta Airlines!

But exactly how many Philadelphians can say they ever luck up when booking flights?

Not Many! According to The Point Guys, the city ranks eighth for most expensive airports to fly out of in the United States.

Amoung Philadelphia, New Jersey’s Newark International Airport was rated the worst airport to travel from.

Determining factors in the ranking focused on key airport-related travel expenses like domestic airfare, luggage rentals, and parking fees.

Airfare prices have increased by $44 since 2009, allowing airlines to make over $27.1 billion a year from airline fees alone.

Check out what other cities ranked on the list below:

1. Newark Liberty International Airport

2. John F. Kennedy International Airport

3. Washington Dulles International Airport

4. San Francisco International Airport

5. LaGuardia Airport in New York

6. Salt Lake City International

7. George Bush Intercontinental Airport

8. Philadelphia International Airport

9. Charlotte Douglas International Airport

10. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

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Philadelphia Couple Recieves Shocking Surprise From Ellen DeGeneres

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Philadelphia same-sex couple Sarah Sulsenti and Kate Austin received the surprise of a lifetime after appearing on The Ellen Show this past Tuesday. 

Related: Ellen DeGeneres Covers Cost Of ‘Black Panther’ Screening For Boys & Girls Club Of Harlem

The couple first got Ellen’s attention after Austin, an LGBTQ+ influencer, asked both DeGeneres and Chrissy Teigen to be a part of their wedding by walking her down the aisle via Tweeter.

Austin explained that her parents did not approve of her marriage to Sulsenti and as a result, refused to attend her big day. 

“My mom was terrible. I’ve been out for almost five years now and, she has said everything you can think of under the sun,” said the Philadelphia native.

DeGeneres, in her normal generous fashion, featured the tweet on her show in a segment called “Show Me Your Tweets,” where she later surprised the couple by inviting them on stage to reenact their engagement with family. 

Although DeGeneres said that she was unable to attend the wedding, she offered the couple a cardboard cutout of herself, along with a $25,000 check from Shutterfly to supply their open bar.

Ellen ended the segment by giving words of encouragement to the couple and those who may be experiencing similar circumstances.

“You are loved by so many people and, we love you for who you are exactly.”

Ellen has been an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community since 1977 when she first came out in her self-titled sitcom Ellen.

Check out Ellen surprising the couple below.


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Suspect Surrenders After 6 Philadelphia Police Officers Shot in North Philadelphia

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Police say two officers trapped inside the house for more than four hours were “safely evacuated” by a SWAT team. The suspect, Maurice Hill, surrendered late Wednesday night after hours of attempting to communicate with him. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says Hill had a weapon on his person when he surrendered. 

In a Thursday morning press conference, Commissioner Ross said he’s not sure Hill ever knew the officers and civilians were still inside the home. 

6 Philadelphia Police Officers Shot in North Philadelphia

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UPDATE: Six police officers have been shot and another has been injured while responding to the scene in North Philadelphia. The situation unfolded as officers served a warrant to a home.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 3700 block of North 15th Street, according to FOX 29. The latest report says 4 officers were injured, 3 of them being shot.

“One officer has been shot in the head and is listed in critical condition while another officer was shot in the arm. No word on the second officer’s condition at this time.  The officers were taken to Temple University Hospital.”

We will keep you updated on any developing information.  

13 Philadelphia Officers To Be Fired For Social Media Posts

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According to sources that informed the Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 officers will be suspended with intentions to dismiss starting Friday. Which officers and what they have posted has not been made clear as of this morning.

Last month, after a thorough investigation, seventy-two officers were taken off of the streets and placed of admin duty following the allegations. The posts by the officers included “Confederate imagery, anti-muslim sentiments, violent rhetoric and racist comments”, according to CNN.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross found the posts “disturbing, disappointing and upsetting.”

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer & CNN