Jenice Armstrong is an award-winning columnist who writes about local and national news for the Daily News and Philly.com. 

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To challenge Mayor Kenney, Philly GOP picked this Trump-loving single black mother — and I’m OK with that | Jenice Armstrong

To me, Daphne Jenkins Goggins is like that relative at the Thanksgiving dinner table who spouts outrageous and contrary political views but nonetheless is tolerated because she’s family.

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His sister died of a drug overdose. He wants everybody to know | Jenice Armstrong

James Rivers wrote: “I understand why families of addicts don’t want to reveal the true cause of death in an obituary. You see it all the time in the newspapers, obituary after obituary, week after week."

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R. Kelly is not Philly’s problem | Jenice Armstrong

Our city has many ills, but the R&B singer accused of sexual misdeeds isn’t one of them.

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B. Smith’s husband: Don’t judge me for being married and also having a girlfriend | Jenice Armstrong

The lifestyle diva's husband, Dan Gasby, says there's a whole lot more to the story than what his wife's outraged fans know, beyond her Alzheimer's and his new lover.

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The fifth anniversary of Amber Long’s slaying has come and gone and still no arrests | Jenice Armstrong

There’s a plan to help draw fresh attention to the case by placing a billboard on I-95 N. to remind people of Amber’s slaying. Other than that though, there have been no new leads. The city’s $20,000 reward in the case still stands.

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The Camel Prom Mom did wrong, but she brought a whole lot of joy to North Philly | Jenice Armstrong

Saudia Shuler defrauded the government by accepting payments she wasn’t entitled to. That was straight‐up foul. But I’m crossing my fingers she won't have to go to jail.

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Could this be the year that City Council gets its first openly trans member?

The longtime LGBT activist doesn’t want to be known as the first trans candidate campaigning for an at-large Council seat but rather a candidate who happens to be trans.

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Sex-abuse survivors triggered by R. Kelly’s explosive new docuseries gathered together to heal | Jenice Armstrong

Some sex abuse survivors are being shaken to their core by the one-hour episodes detailing allegations that Kelly urinated in the mouth of a minor during a videotaped sex act and held underage women in cult-like captivity.

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Black Philly hasn’t recovered from Mummers' racist past, so we assumed the worst | Jenice Armstrong

Black Philadelphians have long memories, which is why many mistakenly assumed the Jay-Z impersonator was a white man wearing blackface.

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Parents are right to be concerned about young kids being tested for HIV | Jenice Armstrong

Some parents of middle schoolers are livid that their children were tested for HIV without their knowledge.