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Some interesting facts about Harriet Tubman’s legacy

March 10, 2021

 Born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1820, Harriet Tubman is remembered for challenging stereotypes of race, gender and class. As a child, she learned Bible stories from her mother, finding inspiration in the Exodus narrative and rejecting the admonitions for slaves to obey their masters.  The path Harriet Tubman chose to…

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John Conyers, longest serving Black congressman, dies at 90

November 1, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO:  John Conyers (Photo: AP) By Corey Williams ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the…

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Local Grooming Brand Aims to create quality products for men of color

November 1, 2019

By Shantae Taylor A new product line released earlier this year is catering to men’s grooming needs.  Tiffany Bellamy created Reds Groomed Man, a hair grooming brand for men. The idea was created in her kitchen when she felt that there was a lack of products tailored to men of color.  “The women side of…

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Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care seeks compassionate Volunteers

November 1, 2019

If you had a chance to make someone’s final days extra special, how would you help? Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in Philadelphia seeks volunteers to help support its signature Gift of a Day program, which brings to life a hospice patient’s personal vision of what a perfect day might be. This Crossroads Hospice volunteer…

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Democrats push impeachment rules package through House

November 1, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of Calif. gavels as the House votes 232-196 to pass resolution on impeachment procedure to move forward into the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The resolution would authorize the next stage of…

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Police: Man admits killing mother, stepfather and 2 brothers

November 1, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: This photo provided by Philadelphia Police Department shows Maurice Louis. Authorities have charged Louis with murder in the deaths of his mother, stepfather and two brothers, including a 6-year-old. Acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Christine Coulter says Thursday, Oct. 30, 2019, that Louis has confessed to killing members of his family in a Philadelphia…

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Authorities: Man lied about being White supremacist for job

November 1, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man lied by not mentioning that he was a member of a White supremacist group to obtain security clearance at a historic naval shipyard now home to popular Philadelphia businesses. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pennsylvania said Friday that 41-year-old Fred Arena was arrested and charged with…

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DAO statement on criminal charges against Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Holmes

November 1, 2019

The District Attorney’s Office has issued the following statement regarding criminal charges filed against Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Carl Holmes:  The 30th Philadelphia County Investigating Grand Jury has issued a presentment against Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Carl Holmes. In it, they asked the District Attorney to institute charges against Mr. Holmes based on their allegations….

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