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Nehemiah Davis Foundation hosts the Step into Greatness Conference, and brings out hundreds of Young Professionals

March 27, 2015

ABOVE PHOTO:  The panel of the Step Into Greatness Tour, Universal Companies co-founder Faatimah Gamble (second from left) speaks to crowd.  (Photo by Jasmine Alston Photography) By Kiarra Solomon @By_Kiarra On Sunday March 23rd, the Nehemiah Davis Foundation hosted the Step into Greatness Conference at the Venice Island Performance Arts Center, in Manayunk. Over 300…

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Connect Inmate bridging the gap between prisoners and the outside world

March 21, 2015

By Kiarra Solomon @By_Kiarra According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, there are more than 50,000 people currently incarcerated in the State of Pennsylvania. African Americans make up about 55 percent of the prison population in PA. And in a society that is quickly becoming convenience focused, those incarcerated for long periods of time are…

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How to launch your own business, tips from a serial entrepreneur

February 14, 2015

ABOVE PHOTO:  Nikki Purvy By Kiarra Solomon @By_Kiarra If you’re thinking about starting a business, you may be a little nervous. Starting a business is a big step and ITS success is solely dependent on you. It’s no longer about having a great idea, now it’s about monetizing that idea. There’s a lot of advice…

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High school junior sends a message: We need our fathers

January 30, 2015

ABOVE PHOTO: Kasai Guthrie By Kiarra Solomon He’s just 17, but you wouldn’t know it by speaking to him. His message is clear, eloquent and emotional. Kasai Guthrie has started the movement that all of us knew we needed. About 43 percent of US children live without their fathers, but the rate of absent dads is…

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Fight for Justice at Cheyney University beats the odds

January 19, 2015

By Lynne Fox, Manager and Executive Vice President Philadelphia Joint Board, Workers United Last July, when 30 long-term African-American food service workers at Cheyney University found out that their employer had lost the contract with the University to another company, they had every reason to believe that their jobs would remain secure. After all, Cheyney…

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Motown the Musical—Detroit sound has got a hold on Philly

January 18, 2015

By Kendall Alexander Philadelphians and a few Midwesterners took a chilly trip into Center City last week to the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music to marvel at musical mastery—”Motown the Musical.”  The auditorium was packed and anticipation built exponentially as audience members were teased with a gigantic gold emblazoned M at center stage, signifying the…

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Add a touch of Tuscany to your dinner table

January 18, 2015

BPT A recipe that is ideal for any occasion, from weeknight meals to Sunday suppers to get-togethers with friends, can be hard to come by. Tuscan Brined Pork Chops with Salsa Verde is a near-perfect answer for all of these occasions. Created by food blogger Karen Tedesco of the popular blog FamilyStyle Food, this recipe…

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Keeping Maclin and McCoy and improving the secondary a priority for Kelly

January 18, 2015

ABOVE PHOTO:  Eagles head coach Chip Kelly will lead the way in making personnel decisions for the Eagles.  (Photo by Webster Riddick.) By Chris Murray For The Chris Murray Report and The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Now that Chip Kelly has assumed control of all the Philadelphia Eagles personnel decisions, the burden on him to win…

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