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Philly Women’s March set for Saturday, calls grow to boycott it

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Thousands of protesters fill the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as they participate in a Women’s March Saturday Jan. 21, 2017 in Philadelphia. The march is being held in solidarity with similar events taking place in Washington and around the nation.

Last year’s Women’s March on Philadelphia attracted an estimated 50,000 marchers and even more are expected for tomorrow’s event, fueled by the rise of the #MeToo movement.

Not everyone is pleased. A social campaign is calling for a boycott of the march over organizers’ perceived collaboration with police and attendees being subjected to searches.

The theme of this year’s march: “We Resist. We Persist. We Rise.” Here’s everything you need to know about the event.

Philadelphia makes Amazon’s shortlist for HQ2

Amazon received 238 proposals from cities longing to be the site of its second headquarters and Philadelphia has made the shortlist of 20.

Philadelphia’s bid addressed Amazon’s need for major office space by touting locations including inside 30th Street Station. Architecture critic Inga Saffron made a strong case for Philly’s potential and future in her open letter to Amazon.

The company is expected to bring 50,000 jobs to its city of choice which raises a major question: Can Philly’s public transit handle all those new workers?

Eagles out to shock the world, punch ticket to Super Bowl

It took a miracle for the Vikings to make it to the NFC Championship game. Columnist Mike Sielski warns folks not to expect a hangover from Minnesota. He explains why the Eagles should be ready for the Vikings’ best.

Birds fans are hoping that Nick Foles will turn in another solid performance on Sunday. He’s just keeping things in perspective by focusing on his three priorities in life: God. Family. Football – in that order.

The last time the Eagles played in the NFC Championship Game was in 2008. It was a very different time and fans are hoping for a very different outcome.

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January 19, 2018

“[The #MeToo movement] did jump start an overdue public reckoning of sexual harassment and abuse. But it also reinforced an unalienable truth many like to deny, namely whose bodies – white women’s – and whose voices – white women’s – are valued. — Columnist Helen Ubiñas writes that it’s time to also focus on #UsToo, sharing experiences about stereotypes and racial discrimination in the workplace.

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Malcolm Jenkins welcomed his second daughter this week.

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Just days before the Eagles play in the NFC Championship Game, Malcolm Jenkins has become a father to a baby girl for the second time.