7:04 AM / Monday January 22, 2018


Philly Fire Commissioner Named 2018 Eisenhower Fellow

January 20, 2018

The Philadelphia Fire Department announced that Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel has been named an Eisenhower Fellow for 2018. His fellowship will entail studying fire safety in Germany – which has a significantly lower fire-death rate than the U.S. – and in South Africa, where the fire-death rate is significantly higher than here. “I am truly...

Gary Shepherd’s “Buy Black” highlight of the week– Nile Café

January 19, 2018

Over the years, my wife and I have been supporting Nile Café at 6008 Germantown Avenue. I finally got an opportunity to meet owner Michelle Joseph Corinaldi.  Initially we had some miscommunication on when our meeting was to occur, but it all worked out.  They have been in this location for over two decades.  If...

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DuVernay, ‘black-ish,’ ‘Power’ win at NAACP Image Awards

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Ava DuVernay, left, accepts the award for the entertainer of the year as Mary J. Blig

Guest Commentary: Cancellation of Roland Martin Show: A sign of Black powerlessness

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Roland Martin   By A. Peter Bailey When first hearing about T

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Government shutdown: What’s closed, who’s affected

January 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. But the lon

On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rev. Raphael Warnock, responds to President Donald Trump’s comments about Haiti

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Power Up: Social Media

January 23, 2018

Power Up: Facebook & Instagram

January 30, 2018

Power Up: Understanding City Taxes

February 13, 2018

Week In Review

‘Mississippi Burning’ KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92

ABOVE PHOTO:  In this 1964 file photo released by the FBI, the bodies of three civil rights workers are uncovered from an earthen dam southwest of Philadelphia, Miss. The photograph was entered as evidence by the prosecution in the trial of Edgar Ray Killen, who was convicted in 2005 for three counts of manslaughter in…


Smooth Traveler Where the West gets real — McAllen, Texas

ABOVE PHOTO:  Quinta Mazatlan  (Photo: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon “Texas: It’s Like a Whole Other Country”    The Caddo Indians inhabited Texas for more than 11,000-years before Europeans arrived. It was their word — “tayshas,” meaning “friend”– that the Spanish pronounced “tejas.” It would give rise to the name Texas. In 1519,…

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s surrogate mother has given birth to the couple’s third child, a baby girl

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Kanye West and Kim Kardashian  (Photo by Joe Seer /Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony According to reports, Kanye West...

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Think spring: Now’s the time to plan the landscape of your dreams

January 19, 2018

BPT The weather outside is frightful and the week ahead calls for falling temperatures and maybe even...

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A Fresh Tailgate Menu

January 12, 2018

Quick and tasty ideas for game day ABOVE PHOTO:  Grilled Sausage Skewer Sandwiches Family Features Take your...


Savvy Senior: What to do when a loved one dies

January 12, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, This may seem like a strange question, but can you tell me what steps...


Say goodbye to winter blues with vitamin D-rich foods

January 19, 2018

BPT Winter got you down? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect 10 million Americans, according...


SUNscopes for the week of Jan. 21

January 19, 2018

All Signs: This week the Sun and Venus in Aquarius will promote warm relations and good times...

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