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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Father’s Day Rally Committee still promoting black fatherhood after 30 years | Jenice Armstrong

Even in 2019, the notion of a black father being hands-on, as opposed to absentee, remains something of a counter-cultural concept for a whole lot of folks.

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Man’s compassionate response after brutal attack by teens in Old City is a lesson in civility | Jenice Armstrong

I was punched in the face years ago by an attacker, and wasted a lot of time fantasizing about getting revenge. Rizzo Mertz isn’t like that.

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Note to cops: Only a dummy would post racist and anti-Islamic bigotry on Facebook | Jenice Armstrong

Police conduct off duty and online is held to a higher standard than that of average citizens. They should never forget that.

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It’s beautiful that Sephora is following Starbucks’ lead on pushing back against racial bias | Jenice Armstrong

Closing Sephora stores nationwide for a day won’t stop racist employees from discriminating. What the shutdown will do is send an important message to employees that racially profiling customers won’t be tolerated.

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Want peace in the streets this summer? Make sure young people have jobs. | Jenice Armstrong

“When I was 16, a job saved my life because I could have [gone] down the wrong path,” wrote activist Anton Moore. “My job fair is targeted at the demographics that are involved in gun violence ...”

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Let’s ensure that Harriet Tubman gets on the $20 bill sooner rather than later | Jenice Armstrong

Under the Obama Administration, the plan had been to time the release of the updated $20 bill for 2020 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote.

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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.