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DA Seth Williams pleads not guilty, forced to surrender passport

March 22, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –Philadelphia’s top prosecutor pleaded not guilty at his federal court arraignment on bribery and extortion charges on Wednesday. Democratic District Attorney Seth Williams previously acknowledged taking more than $100,000 in gifts from friends and associates but has vowed to fight charges he promised help with any court cases or legal matters in return….

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Funeral Services set for Joni Sledge of Sister Sledge

March 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Joni Sledge  (Courtesy of Rogers and Cowan) Funeral services for Joni Sledge are set for Saturday March 25,  9 a.m. at Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia. The interment will follow in Ivy Hill Cemetery. Joni Sledge, founding member of Philadelphia’s own Sister Sledge, died Friday, March 10, in her home…

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Philly DA Seth Williams facing charges

March 21, 2017

AP (PHILADELPHIA)–Philadelphia’s top prosecutor was charged Tuesday with taking more than $100,000 in luxury gifts, Caribbean trips and cash, often in exchange for official favors that included help with a court case, according to a bribery and extortion indictment unsealed Tuesday. The indictment caps a nearly two-year investigation into Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams’ financial…

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Gary Shepherd’s “Buy Black” highlight of the week, Mar. 19

March 17, 2017

Lisa and I went to another gala (formal event) recently.  On my way home to get ready, I drove by Murray and Tillman Custom Tailors 6379 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia and I decided to stop in.  Lisa had mentioned the store to me on several occasions.  I met both owners Ken Murray (l) and Tom…

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Tiffanie Stanard: Capturing the entrepreneurial spirit of Madam C. J. Walker

March 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tiffanie Stanard By Arlene Edmonds Correspondent It is easy to understand why entrepreneur Tiffanie Stanard was honored at the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Pennsylvania Chapter’s 31st Annual Madam C. J. Walker Awards Luncheon. Like Walker, Standers runs many businesses. This accolade went to young entrepreneurs, like Standers, as well as students…

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Jack and Jill of America, Inc.’s Philadelphia Chapter celebrates The Roaring 20s at their annual fundraiser

March 17, 2017

All Around the Philly Social Scene From left: Danielle Brown, National Vice President Jack and Jill of America; Joli Cooper -Nelson, National President Jack and Jill of America, Monique Mooring, Chapter President and Mondi Kumbula -Fraser, Regional Director. (Photo by Robert Mendelsohn) By Patricia Gilliam Clifford The 1920s roared back to life at the Jack and…

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iHeartMedia debuts Pride Radio Philly, local station dedicated to LGBTQ community

March 17, 2017

iHeartMedia Philadelphia announced the debut of Pride Radio Philly, The Beat of LGBTQ Philly. Broadcast on 102.1 HD2, Pride Radio Philly will be the area’s first radio station featuring programming devoted to local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) listeners and allies. The new station debuted on Monday, March 13. Pride Radio Philly, a…

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Casey Hits The Town

March 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sen. Bob Casey  (Photo: casey.senate.gov) By Denise Clay All over the country, members of the U.S. House and Senate have been holding Town Hall meetings to gauge the feelings of their constituents on a number of issues, ranging from Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act to President Donald Trump’s appointment of…

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Eggs, crafts and historic dyes highlight Annual Stenton Easter Egg Hunt

March 17, 2017

On Saturday, April 15 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM, Stenton will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt in the museum’s historic gardens.  Visitors can celebrate the beginning of spring by filling their baskets with eggs and chocolate goodies, and learn about the historic uses of natural dyes made from flowers, vegetables, and animal products, while dyeing…

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‘The King and I’ and Jeoffrey Watson

March 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jeoffrey Watson Interview with Kharisma McIlwaine Whether it was the 1951 Broadway musical or the film remakes, ‘The King and I’ is a story that holds a special place in the hearts of many. The Tony Award winning musical tells the story of Anna, a 19th century British school teacher and the developing…

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