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7:50 AM / Friday February 24, 2017

Diaspora

The Philadelphia Black History Collaborative holds its first annual conference

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Philadelphia Black History Collaborative members and founders celebrate a successful first conference. (Pictured from left to right: Adrian Arnold,M.Ed.,Ismael Jimenez, M.Ed., Stacy Nzinga Hil, M.Ed. and Yaasiyn Muhammad, M.Ed.  (Photo Credit- Amy V. Simmons) The conference theme was “Controlling Our Narrative: Oppression, Resistance, and Accommodation: Contextualizing the Modern Black Experience, 1968-present.” By…

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Annie Malone, the first Black woman millionaire

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Meet Annie Malone – The First Black Woman Millionaire blog.blackbusiness.org There are millions of women entrepreneurs in the United States that are running successful businesses, and many of them have even reached millionaire status. In fact, according a study by The American College, up to 45 percent of American millionaires are women. Few…

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Ten books on Black culture, because why wait for Black History Month?

February 10, 2017

By Jada Ojii therealmamas.com Black history and culture is one thing that unites Black people across the globe. It gives us a chance to find commonality and solidarity in a world where we face similar struggles. There’s a lot that can be learned from literature that reflects Black lives and identity, not only about Black…

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Newseum opens ‘‘1967: Civil Rights at 50” Exhibit tells the story of the rise of the Black Panther Party and the turbulent events of 1967

February 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Credit: Sam Kittner/Newseum) WASHINGTON —  Last week, the Newseum opened “1967: Civil Rights at 50,” which explores the civil rights events of 1967, when Black Americans used their First Amendment freedoms to challenge police brutality, economic inequality and the Vietnam War amid deadly riots and the rise of the Black Panther Party. It…

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The Washington Monument

February 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The front of Ben’s Chili Bowl    (Photo: Denise Clay) For nearly 60 years, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been one of the few things that both Washington’s residents and tourists have been able to count on. By Denise Clay One of the first things that you notice when you walk into Ben’s Chili…

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Gambia’s ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars

January 28, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Gambia’s defeated leader Yahya Jammeh departs at Banjul airport Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. Jammeh announced early Saturday he has decided to relinquish power, after hours of last-ditch talks with regional leaders and the threat by a regional military force to make him leave. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) By Krista Larson and Carley Petesch Associated…

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The Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence 35th Annual Awards and Benefits Luncheon Takes Place on MLK Holiday

January 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  April Ryan, White House Correspondent for American Urban Radio Network (AURN), this year’s honorary Bell Ringer, speaks to visitors at the National Bell Ringing Ceremony at Independence Mall.  (Photo by Amy Simmons) The annual event celebrates King’s legacy and benefits year-round programming for the association. By Amy V. Simmons The well-attended Philly MLK…

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Guest Commentary: Why African-Americans should care about Aleppo

January 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Syria. Refugee camp near the village A’zaz in 2014, 60 kilometers from Aleppo in Syria close the border with Turkey in Kilis.   (Slawomir Kowalewski / Shutterstock.com) By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III TriceEdneyWire.com “If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must…

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New book reveals President Obama’s 101 best magazine covers

January 13, 2017

“Obama: 101 Best Covers” by Ben Arogundade As President Barack Obama prepared for his farewell speech in Chicago, thoughts turned to his legacy. A new photography book captures his story by compiling eight years of his best newspaper and magazine covers. On the night of November 4, 2008, author Ben Arogundade was in New York’s…

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