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Broad Street Line service resumes after person fatally hit

February 22, 2017

From 6abc *As of SUN press time the victim has been reported as being fatally struck SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — One person is hospitalized after being struck by a subway train on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line in South Philadelphia. Action News is told the incident happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday on the platform at the...

Tariq El-Shabazz announces run for district attorney

February 20, 2017

From 6ABC: PHILADELPHIA–Tariq El-Shabazz kicked off his campaign Monday to be Philadelphia’s next district attorney. He’s no stranger to the office. El-Shabazz served as Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney from 1988 to 1993. He returned to the DA’s office last year, and was the First Assistant District Attorney until his recent resignation. El-Shabazz wants to replace.

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To longtime activist, self-reliance remains the answer to poverty

February 17, 2017

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Fake News 101: The new civics course in U.S. schools?

February 17, 2017

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Philadelphia prosecutor won’t seek re-election amid probe

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams speaks during a news conference in Phila

Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76

February 17, 2017

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How to plan a successful spring getaway

BPT No matter where you live, spring travel is synonymous with the search for warm weather. While the sunshine may help keep the blues at bay, it takes more than just golden rays to make a trip unforgettable. Whether you’re taking a family vacation, a couples escape or a getaway with friends, these insider tips…


Natural hair remains lucrative industry for a new generation of hair product suppliers

ABOVE PHOTO: Rochelle Graham Meet Rochelle Graham: Her Alikay Naturals Hair Care product line is expanding to the shelves of CVS By Leah Fletcher For Black entrepreneurs in the United States, the Black hair care industry has always been lucrative. The roll call of Black hair care entrepreneurs contains names like Madame C. J. Walker, one…

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Diabetes patients often skip eye exams: Survey

February 17, 2017

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February 17, 2017

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Mikki Taylor will host the third event in the “TalkingBEAUTY” brunch series at the The Harlem Fine Arts Show

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mikki Taylor (Photo: Lev Radin / shutterstock) By Florence Anthony According to reports, the Adele...


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February 17, 2017

By Georgia Nicols All Signs: According to the Urban Dictionary, Wednesday is Hump Day – “the midway...

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Homeless haircuts: Salvation of Sorrows boosting pride and dignity, one head at a time

February 17, 2017

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Funk legend Junie Morrison, of Parliament-Funkadelic and Ohio Players, dead at 62

February 19, 2017

From ABC News Radio Walter “Junie” Morrison, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose synthesizer work, arranging and...

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