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

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What did you do when you were 13? On Tuesday, he led a Philly gun-violence protest | Jenice Armstrong

Ryshee Shaw is only 13 but he pulled off something many of us would never even attempt when he led the “Rise Up Break the Chains Youth March” down Broad Street to City Hall on Tuesday to protest gun violence, mass incarceration, bullying, and other issues.

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What happened at Morehouse College really is the graduation story of the year

These Morehouse Men, as they’re called, won’t have to accept any old job to meet their monthly student loan obligations. Because of tech billionaire Robert F. Smith's generosity, they will be in a better position to start their own businesses or attend graduate school.

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We can all learn a lot from 90-year-old Marie Ryan about living and loving life | Jenice Armstrong

At a time in life when most seniors have slowed their lives to a crawl, Ryan’s life is moving full speed ahead, auditioning for acting roles and tweeting at President Donald Trump. A tweet she sent about turning 90 attracted nearly 800 likes.

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All who threw punches at that Norristown carnival looked bad — including the cops | Jenice Armstrong

There has to be a more effective way to control a crowd of unruly youngsters than what appears to have happened on Saturday night at that church carnival in Norristown.

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Frisby beat the odds and wants to help others do the same with his Achievers Brunch | Jenice Armstrong

Mister Mann Frisby enrolled at Penn State University on a four-year track scholarship and became the first in his family to graduate from college. Now, he aims to help others do what he has done.

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She’s black, female, Muslim, covered — and licensed to carry | Jenice Armstrong

Myisha McGahee-Wooten encourages other Muslim women to get gun permits and educate themselves about firearm safety as a means of self protection.

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Former reporter who covered Cosby’s criminal case pens book on the downfall of 'America’s Dad’ | Jenice Armstrong

Egan will talk about her book, Chasing Cosby, at the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St., on Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. Annette John-Hall, cohost and producer of The Why on WHYY, will lead the discussion.

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Mother who died shielding her baby is a reminder of how abuse can escalate | Jenice Armstrong

Young women between the ages of 18 and 24 have the highest rate of intimate partner violence, according to Break the Cycle, a nonprofit dedicated to helping young people have healthy relationships.

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Someone took Kate Smith’s racist ‘Pickaninny Heaven’ video off YouTube and that’s a shame | Jenice Armstrong

That video was disturbing but informative.If it were still available, people could click on the link and better understand why Flyers management removed the statue last weekend and also banned Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America."