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12:42 AM / Sunday February 25, 2018

Color Of Money

Five myths about solar panels, debunked

November 4, 2017

BPT Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home’s carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster. The cost of rooftop solar systems has fallen dramatically in recent years, and most homeowners have the option of buying the system, leasing it on reasonable payment…

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EBONY Magazine & Hilton honored impactful women in business and technology

October 26, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Panelists sharing with the audience their advice and experience in business and technology.   Paying homage to women who dared to break the ceiling   EBONY Magazine and Hilton recently united to celebrate women in business and technology during the third installment of EBONY’s annual “Women Up” brunch series.  This world-class partnership provided attendees…

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Uber rides into credit card market with no-fee card

October 26, 2017

By KEN SWEET  NEW YORK (AP) — Uber already has a home on your phone. Now it wants a place in your purse or wallet. The ride-hailing giant on Wednesday unveiled a new no-fee, co-branded credit card with British bank Barclays that it hopes becomes a major part of consumers’ everyday spending habit. While it…

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Statement on closure of Vare Recreation Center

October 19, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Ware Recreation Center  (Photo grab: NBC Philadelphia)   On Friday, October 13, 2017, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation announced the closure of Vare Recreation Center, located at 2600 Morris Street in South Philadelphia, for the foreseeable future due to serious concerns about the structural integrity of the 100–year–old facility. The department made the decision to…

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PABJ statement regarding PMN layoffs

October 19, 2017

The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) is disappointed about the elimination/possible layoffs of nearly 35 journalists at Philadelphia Media Network. The cutbacks represent a more than 10 percent cut in the 210-member union-covered staff. We understand that with today’s changing industry that these types of cuts will occur. However, while the trend of cutting…

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Applications now open for Philadelphia City Scholarships

October 19, 2017

The Mayor’s Office of Education announced the release of the 2018-2019 Philadelphia City Scholarship application. Each year the Philadelphia City Scholarship Program awards scholarships to as many as 50 graduating high school seniors who are from Philadelphia and enroll in a four-year bachelor degree program in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery County. Awards are…

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T.D. Jakes teaching entrepreneurs how to ‘SOAR’

October 13, 2017

By Monica Peters Bishop T.D. Jakes new book SOAR! serves to elevate your thinking for success as an entrepreneur. Jakes recently shared some advice on leadership, team building and starting a business. Here are 10 tips for budding entrepreneurs to chew on: 1. Don’t wait for the perfect time. Even if you don’t have access…

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College students should not be victims of budget stalemate, lawmakers say

October 13, 2017

HARRISBURG – A group of southeastern Pennsylvania lawmakers is saying enough is enough when it comes to the ongoing budget stalemate. The House, Senate and Wolf Administration have not yet agreed on a revenue package to complete funding for the $32 billion spending plan adopted in June. As a result, nearly $600 million in funding…

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Two roof areas you can’t afford to overlook this season

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A common roof problem involves cracked rooftop venting pipes made with cheap lead tops that eventually corrode over time versus a lead-free option.   BPT As summer gives way to changing colors and colder nights, now is an ideal time to tackle the necessary home maintenance projects that get put off during those…

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Five ways to boost engagement and productivity in the office

October 6, 2017

BPT Step into the office of the future on the first day of work, and the things that you expect in a traditional workplace are not going to happen here. There’s no landline, no file cabinet, no bulletin board. The employee is never taken to an assigned cubicle. In fact, it’s highly unlikely that employees…

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Recent News

Go With The-Flo

Tamron Hall helps raise funds for the Apollo Theatre Foundation at the annual “Dining With The Divas” luncheon

February 22, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tamron Hall (Debby Wong/shutterstock)   By Florence Anthony Joking about her mother’s daughter being “unemployed”...

Color Of Money

Q&A with Ken Chenault, former CEO of American Express

February 22, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  CEO and Chairman of American Express Kenneth Chenault attends LMCC gala & benefit dinner at...

Food And Beverage

Throw a Hot-Pot Dinner Party

February 22, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Caribbean Hot-Pot Broth with Papaya Pica Sauce   Family Features Heat up your next get-together...

Seniors

The secret to sticking to your resolutions just may lie in your Medicare benefits

February 22, 2018

BPT Despite our best intentions, 80 percent of us have given up on our New Year’s resolutions...

Health

Newly launched Cancer.com provides much needed personalized support for people impacted by cancer

February 22, 2018

BPT Whether you’ve helped a family member through treatment or are facing a diagnosis yourself, hearing the...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Feb. 25

February 22, 2018

All Signs: This is the last week of the year when the Sun is in Aquarius. A...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff