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Church of the Advocate seeks volunteer docents: Telling our story

April 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Church of the Advocate The Historic Church of the Advocate is now accepting applications for volunteer docents to conduct tours of its grand scale architecture, inspiring collection of large and vivid Black history murals, and the work of the late  Fr. Paul Washington and others who made this church both a sanctuary and…

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Local Baptist churches carry on 40 year tradition during Holy Week

April 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Pictured (L to R) is Rev. John Croger, pastor of New Hope Temple Baptist  church, Rev. Harry E. Bronson, pastor, Rising Sun Baptist Church. Missing from this photo is Bishop Benjamin Thompson, pastor of New Beulah Baptist Church. One of the original founding pastors of this 40th anniversary of Holy Week is in…

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Nation’s historic church prepares for Holy Week

April 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas  (Photo credit: St. Thomas) On this coming Sunday, April 9, 2017, (Palm Sunday), at 9:45 A.M., the historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas will mark the beginning of the Holy Week observance with:  The blessing and distribution of palms, neighborhood procession being led by a donkey…

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New Jersey teen accepted to all Ivy League schools, plus Stanford

April 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Ifeoma White-Thorpe walking red carpet at the SELMA Essay awards ceremony. White-Thorpe was the grand prize winner of the contest and awarded a $5,000 scholarship.  (Photo credit: Ifeoma White-Thorpe) Associated Press Seventeen-year-old Ifeoma White-Thorpe tells WABC that she was accepted into all eight Ivy League colleges and universities, in addition to Stanford. White-Thorpe…

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Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion holds 14th Annual Remembrance Concert honoring victims of gun violence and their families, March 19

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Barbara Montgomery The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut Street is sponsoring their 14th Annual Remembrance Concert on March19, at 5:00PM.  Featured performer will be seasoned jazz vocalist Barbara Montgomery, joined by Tom Lawton on piano, Lee Smith on bass, Dan Monaghan and Jon Pahl. Montgomery has had a multi-faceted career…

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Innovative new toolkit for Black church leaders designed to help reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy

March 3, 2017

blacknews.com Washington, DC — For many in the African-American community, the Black church has historically been a place where tough community issues are addressed, and that is why The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (The National Campaign), Values Partnerships (VPI), and prominent faith leaders nationwide have teamed up to provide important resources…

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Health

WDAS FM, Power 99 and Smooth Jazz ‘JJZ announce the inaugural ‘Philadelphia Sista Strut’ 3K Breast Cancer Walk on June 17

April 22, 2017

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Seniors

Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers therapy services

April 22, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you explain how Medicare covers physical therapy services? I’m a new beneficiary, and...

Go With The-Flo

Carmelo Anthony has reportedly separated from his wife, La La

April 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOT:  Carmelo and La La Anthony (Photo: taniavolobueva / shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Tongues are wagging...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of April 23

April 22, 2017

By Georgia Nicols All Signs: Since last Wed., the Sun has been in Taurus. And this Wed.,...

Color Of Money

Sheriff Sales collect $60 million in new taxes; Returns millions in excess funds to property owners

April 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sheriff Jewell Williams speaking at the recent City Council budget hearings.  (Photo: Bill Z. Foster)...

Entertainment

Jesse Williams, wife file for divorce

April 25, 2017

  By Danielle Kwateng-Clark Essence Magazine–TMZ has reported that Jesse Williams, is parting ways from his wife,...

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