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Sheila Simmons brings many years of writing and communications experience to her work for Liberty City Press. She began her professional writing career at the Philadelphia Daily News, where she covered Business, City Hall and Education. After working as an adjunct professor for Temple University’s Department of Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, she returned to the media as a City and Lifestyles Editor for the Philadelphia Tribune, and later, Education Writer at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Simmons also served as Director of Communications for the Nutter for Mayor re-election campaign and Director of Communications for State Sen. Anthony H. Williams. She put her passion for children’s well-being to work as Education Director for Public Citizens for Children and Youth, the region’s primary children’s advocacy organization. . Her experience in writing about arts and culture hails from the ClevelandPlain Dealer, where she wrote about hip-hop, pop culture, theatre and film. Simmons received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. She lives in Philadelphia with her son.

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Voices From a Jamaican IncursionVoices From a Jamaican IncursionSheila Simmons07 December 2017
Penn Museum exhibit examines four days of state-involved violence (Photo Left) Orando's story is part of the “Bearing Witness” exhibit at Penn Museum through July 15, 2018. Photo by Varun Baker. At first glance, the May 2010 incident at Jamaica’s Tivoli Gardens — the subject of a new Penn Museum exhibit titled “Bearing Witness:...
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Power PerformerPower PerformerSheila Simmons29 November 2017
Local actress, playwright, poet is artistic force of nature (Photo Left) Nikki Powerhouse performing her one-woman show at the Painted Bride Performing Arts Center in Old City. Photo courtesy of Nikki Powerhouse. Nikki Powerhouse strikes an imposing figure. Standing 5 feet 11 inches tall and with thick curves, she holds nothing of herself back. She...
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