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A Millennial Voice: Coffee, Cream, and Dreams

November 1, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Stephanie Ford and business partner Sonja West. By Danae Reid Black women are officially the leading demographic of entrepreneurs in the United States and everyone is talking about it! The number of businesses owned and operated by Black women throughout the country continues to increase at rapid rates and shows no signs of…

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A Millennial Voice: To Discharge and Unwind

November 1, 2019

By Danae Reid The first smartphone, the Simon Personal Communicator created by IBM, was officially released to the consumer market in 1994. And while it took some time for the smartphone to gain global traction, these devices have completely revitalized the way we communicate with one another.  Now, approximately 95% of Americans own a cellphone,…

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Karan Kendrick discusses the importance of the true story ‘Just Mercy’

November 1, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine The 28th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival featured a wide array of genres in the 110 features and short films screened. PFF28 opened on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Philadelphia Film Center. One of the highlights of the evening was Bryan Stevenson, attorney, social justice activist and author, founder and executive director…

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“Harriet”: A Discussion With director and writer Kasi Lemmons

November 1, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine Kasi Lemmons began her career with a love for acting. After studying acting for years, her passion eventually birthed another gift… writing. Lemmons made yet another career shift with her feature film directorial debut “Eve’s Bayou” in 1997. She went on to direct “The Caveman’s Valentine,” “Talk to Me,” and adapted the…

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District Attorney Krasner Statement on Commonwealth v. White

October 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: District Attorney Larry Krasner (Photo: krasnerforda.com) PHILADELPHIA – District Attorney Larry Krasner issued this statement last Thursday following the jury’s verdict in Commonwealth v. Michael White:   “After several hours of deliberation over two days, a Philadelphia jury has found Michael White guilty of the crime of tampering with evidence in order to…

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MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize voters

October 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Me Too founder Tarana Burke speaks during 33rd Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (Photo: Lev Radin/shutterstock) By Errin Haines ASSOCIATED PRESS      The founder of  #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading…

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Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

October 25, 2019

By Mike Schneider ASSOCIATED PRESS The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers’ license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance, alarming some civil rights advocates.      The two approaches, documented by The Associated Press, come amid President Donald Trump’s efforts…

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Councilmember Quinones Sánchez speaks out against violence in Kensington and Hunting Park neighborhoods

October 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Councilmember Maria Quinones Sanchez (Photo: phlcouncil.com) Representing the City of Philadelphia’s 7th Council District, Councilmember Maria Quinones Sanchez says she has spent nearly 12 years consoling parents, children, families, and communities through the trauma of gun violence that occurs in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.  “The years of life, hope, and possibility that have been lost are…

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