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My life experience in Ecuador

July 30, 2015

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jala McDaniel (c) visits the SUN office, also pictured on the left SUN Social Media Editor Kiarra Solomon and SUN Publisher J. Whyatt Mondesire. By Jala McDaniel [This week the SUN is pleased to introduce youth writer Ms. Jala McDaniel of Independence Charter School, talking about her travelling experience to Ecuador last year.]…

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Millennials influencing Philadelphia through economic development and more

July 3, 2015

ABOVE PHOTO:  The IAM panelists (holding certificates) Jeff Marshall, Rakia Reynolds and Steven Scott Bradley receive recognitions of appreciation during The Executive Decision networking event at Impact Hub Philly.  (Photo: Courtesy of IAM) By Kiarra Solomon @by_kiarra The Influencing Action Movement (IAM) hosted its annual networking brunch featuring The Executive Decision (a shark-tank style business…

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What gets lost in the Rachel Dolezal distraction

June 19, 2015

ABOVE PHOTO: Screen grab from NBC By Kiarra Solomon @by_kiarra Her name is Dajerria Becton. Some of you are looking at this and wondering what I’m talking about. That’s because less than a week after Dajerria Becton was physically assaulted by Texas police officer, Eric Casebolt, the story of former Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal leaked….

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Being Beautiful Foundation helping foster care youth in Philadelphia

June 12, 2015

By Kiarra Solomon @by_kiarra In Philadelphia, about 3,000 children go into foster care each year. There are about 14,000 children in foster care right now and despite all of the support that is often put in place for these children and their families, many of them will not return to their homes, or even to…

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Hoopplex teaches youth business by using their love for sneakers

June 6, 2015

By Kiarra Solomon @by_kiarra Applications for the Hoopplex Business & Entrepreneurship Program opened to youth ages 14-19 this month. The 12-week professional training will introduce students to the digital media marketing, fashion marketing, and sports marketing industries. The Hoopplex Business and Entrepreneurship program prepares participants to launch their own business, enter the workforce, or pursue…

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New Book ‘Fate’s Destiny’ explores the nature of mankind

May 31, 2015

ABOVE PHOTO:  Kyle Taylor By Kiarra Solomon Fate’s Destiny is a newly released novel by Kyle Taylor that revolves around God being upset with the state of the world, dismayed at how things are, and debating destroying it again. Instead, the fate of mankind is placed in the hands of three individuals: Sheldon, Ann, and…

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Jesus Saves- with a little help from Sinbad

May 22, 2015

By Kiarra Solomon @by_kiarra Hans Nelson was a hip hop artist signed to Epic/Sony Records in the 90s. The Philadelphia native hit the scene in 1991, with the hit song Imagination that went to the top 10 on Billboard’s rap charts. He had substantial success, but by 1995 decided to give his life to Christ….

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The Power of 30-BEBASHI Transition to Hope celebrates 30 years

May 1, 2015

By Kiarra Solomon @by_kiarra This September, BEBASHI will celebrate its 30th Anniversary of battling HIV and AIDS in the African American community. Thirty years of treatments, deaths, and new developments. A lot has changed in thirty years. “Thirty years ago, our focus was on keeping patients alive”, said Gary Bell, Executive Director of BEBASHI. “Very…

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The new HIV

April 25, 2015

By Kiarra Solomon @by_kiarra Gladys Gutierrez was infected with HIV in 1989. She was infected through a blood transfusion. “I started coming to BEBASHI while I was in recovery. It was alcohol”, she says. “I would just take my medication with whatever I was drinking.” Gutierrez jokes that she probably won’t die from HIV or…

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