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10:56 AM / Thursday April 27, 2017

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Friends, family mourn slain Delaware police officer

April 27, 2017

NBC10–Friends and family are mourning a Delaware State Trooper who died in the line of duty Wednesday after he was shot in a Wawa parking lot. Officials identified the trooper as Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard, 32. Ballard was an 8.5 year veteran of the Delaware State Police assigned to Troop 2, Glasgow. He lived in…

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Wendell Pritchett Named Provost of the University of Pennsylvania

April 27, 2017

Wendell Pritchett has been named the 30th provost of the University of Pennsylvania. The announcement was made Wednesday by Penn President Amy Gutmann. He is currently Presidential Professor of Law and Education in Penn’s Law School and was interim dean of Penn Law in 2014-15. “Wendell is a celebrated teacher and scholar of urban policy,…

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Bloomberg to give Villanova commencement speech

April 27, 2017

Villanova announced Wednesday that Michael Bloomberg three-term mayor of New York City, will deliver the May 19 commencement address to the Class of 2017. Bloomberg, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, has been officially “Mr. Bloomberg’s staff has actually requested the names of a cross-section of seniors to speak with beforehand to just get a perspective about…

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Gary Shepherd’s “Buy Black” highlight of the week, April 23

April 21, 2017

I have needed rails on steps leading into the front door and back patio of my home for quite some time.  I finally reached out to Brown’s Iron Works.  I’ve known of their work and have seen them in Philadelphia for many years.  Owner Eulis Brown, came to my home and was very thorough and…

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Pennsylvania primary features appeals court, local contests

April 21, 2017

By Mark Scolforo Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — Numerous contests for school boards and county and municipal government, as well as a handful of appeals court races, will be on the ballot next month in Pennsylvania’s primary election. Public interest may not be what it was last year, when Pennsylvania was a major presidential battleground…

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Single mom wins prestigious $40,000-a-year Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, moving her closer to her goal as a physician assistant

April 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Community College of Philadelphia President Dr. Donald Generals presents Jennifer Myers, with the Community College of Philadelphia’s Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship certificate. Jennifer Myers, a student in Community College of Philadelphia’s Diagnostic Medical Imaging program, is one of 55 students to be awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship,…

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Civic Saturdays – Helping Philadelphians learn how their government works

April 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  From left: Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.(D- 4th Dist.), “Civic Saturdays” founder Malcolm Kenyatta, and  PA State Senator Sharif Street (D – 3rd Dist.) after the first workshop held on March 11th.  (Photo courtesy Malcolm Kenyatta) By Amy V. Simmons If one thing was revealed as a result of last year’s presidential…

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Gen. Milton McIntyre honored by National Federation of Black Veterans Network

April 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  From left to right are: Bill Young, Donald Williams, Dr. Sadiki Che’ Baye, John MaCall, Honoree Milton MacIntyre, President of the Veterans Network Maury Singleton, and Computer Tech Howard Forest. By Kendall Alexander @SteezieKBreezie The National Federation of Black Veterans Network (NFBVN) recently honored Gen. Milton McIntyre, East Commander of the Resurrected Order…

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Getting Their Attention

April 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Philly DA for the Peoples’ Candidates Forum participants, from left: Moderators Vincent Thompson of WURD-AM, Holly Otterbein of “Philadelphia Magazine”, John “Jack” O’Neill, Joe Khan, Larry Krasner, Tariq El-Shabazz, Teresa Clark Deni, Michael Untermeyer. (Photo: Bill Z. Foster) At Philly DA For The People’s Candidates Forum Tuesday night, those traditionally left out of…

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