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Everything to know about Love Your Park Fall Service Day 2019

October 25, 2019

by Melissa Romero MyPhillyPark.org Want to do some good for your community? Show your neighborhood park some love! Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation are excited to announce that volunteer registration for Love Your Park Fall Service Day is now open! This fall there are 100-plus parks hosting clean-up service days on Saturday,…

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Safe & Sober Support Group Returns this Fall

October 25, 2019

This fall, Women In Transition (WIT) is bringing back “Safe and Sober,” a peer support group at the intersection of substance abuse and domestic violence. Called “Safe & Sober,” the 8-week group program will meet once a week. Participants will learn about the connection between domestic violence and substance abuse, understand the cycles of recovery…

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Rep. Cummings hailed as ‘North Star’ for Democrats

October 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: The late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings is carried through the Rotunda of the Capitol to lie in state at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. The Maryland congressman and civil rights champion died Thursday, Oct. 17, at age 68 of complications from long-standing health issues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) —…

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Harriet Hike at Bartram’s Garden

October 25, 2019

“In honor of the film premiere of “Harriet”, women across the country are encouraged to organize hikes in their area. Harriet Tubman was an amazing leader and organizer. Let’s honor her story by organizing hikes in her name.”—African American Nature & Parks Experience The African American Nature & Parks Experience, Black History Maven, and Bartram’s…

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Giving Justice To An Icon

October 25, 2019

Harriet Tubman gets the spotlight in the new film “Harriet,” and so does 19th century Philadelphia. By Denise Clay As part of the 28th annual Philadelphia Film Festival, director Kasi Lemmons brought her latest project, “Harriet” to the Philadelphia Film Society theater Wednesday night. The Harriet Tubman biopic, which stars Tony-Award winning actors Cynthia Erivo…

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Divine Muva Diva

October 25, 2019

Dear Lovies: After observing the Sean Schellinger trial, where a young Black man was being tried on charges of manslaughter, and the ensuing fallout after the verdict was read in court, something struck me yet again, that I must address here: bad behavior from children that is left unchecked into adulthood.  There are far too…

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Hold the liquor: Sober bars growing in Pittsburgh

October 25, 2019

By Nicole C. Brambila, Tribune-Review PITTSBURGH (AP) — Before social media dramatically changed the way Americans interact, the local bar was where people gathered to unload about the day’s events and get together with friends.  These days, though, a growing number of people are looking for an alternative to a mid-week hangover. “The younger generation…

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Former AP civil rights reporter Kathryn Johnson dies

October 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this May 1964 file photo, Associated Press journalist, Kathryn Johnson sits at her desk in Atlanta. Johnson, a trailblazing reporter for The Associated Press, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the age of 93, in Atlanta. Her intrepid coverage of the Civil Rights Movement and other major stories led to a string…

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Meditation apps proliferate, even if what they provide is not enlightenment

October 24, 2019

By Caitlin Yoshiko Kandill Religion News Service (RNS) — Search your smartphone’s app store for “meditation” and you’ll get more than 1,000 results. There’s Headspace, which offers beginner courses on how to meditate; Simple Habit, which features short, mostly five-minute guided meditation sessions such as “letting go of work worries” and “mini retreat for moms”;…

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