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4:22 PM / Saturday August 15, 2020

Articles by Teresa Emerson

Preferred Meals’ fight against hunger continues

May 4, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Representatives from Preferred Meals, City Year, Philabundance and others who pitched in for the success of this worthwhile cause. (Photo courtesy: Philabundance/ Preferred Meals) Philabundance, City Year and Preferred Meals joined forces to distribute food to schoolchildren through a backpack program Food insecurity is one of the top issues facing humankind worldwide. According…

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Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office collects $61 million in delinquent city taxes in 2017-18

May 4, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sheriff Jewell Williams testifies before City Council on his budget.  (Photo Credit:  Willard Rozier) $250 million in delinquent taxes have been returned between 2013 and 2017 On Wednesday, Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams testified before Philadelphia City Council’s Budget committee, telling council members that the Sheriff’s Office collected and returned $61.3 million dollars in…

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The SUN at the TCM Film Festival in Hollywood! Turner Classic Movies (TCM) celebrates actress Cicely L. Tyson at the 9th Annual TCM Film Festival in Hollywood

May 4, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Actress Cicely Tyson regales the audience at special screening of Sounder. (Photo courtesy: Germaine Edwards, PhD.)   By Germaine Edwards, Ph.D. HOLLYWOOD, CA–Turner Classic Movies (TCM) celebrated the legendary Oscar-nominated actress Cicely L. Tyson during the 2018 TCM Film Festival in Hollywood last weekend. The 93-years “young” Tyson was honored with a hand and…

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The Cultural Coach: Winner of the J. Whyatt Mondesire Scholarship seeks a world where diversity is reflected and respected

May 4, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Troy Albert Bundy By Linda Wallace Troy Albert Bundy, the winner of this year’s J. Whyatt Mondesire Community Impact Scholarship at Community College of Philadelphia, wants many of the same things the late Philadelphia journalist and activist wanted: a more equitable world and greater opportunity for his children. Bundy said he was grateful…

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High pension costs lurk behind US teachers’ push for more pay

May 4, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Teachers rally outside the Capitol, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Phoenix, on their second day of walkouts. Teachers in Arizona and Colorado walked out of their classes over low salaries keeping hundreds of thousands of students out of school. It’s the latest in a series of strikes across the nation over low teacher…

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US starts processing asylum seekers slammed by Trump

May 4, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Central American migrants traveling with a caravan gather at the border wall, some sitting on top of it, look toward the U.S. from Mexico during a gathering of migrants living on both sides of the border, on the beach where the border wall ends in the ocean, in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, April 29,…

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Damning audit of U.S. poverty fuels new Poor People’s Campaign

May 4, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  At a press conference earlier this year, North Carolina activists with the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival announced plans to engage in direct action to challenge public policies that hurt the poor.  (Photo courtesy of Kevin Smith.) By Rebekah Barber WWW.FACINGSOUTH.ORG Five years ago this month, about 100 people…

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Predatory lending is the tip of the iceberg

May 4, 2018

By Julianne Malveaux The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is supposed to “protect” consumers from fraud and predatory lending.  But since 45 has ruled the roost, he has empowered exploiters to extract too much money from consumers. And he has exposed himself to implicit bribes, which is why the Consumer Financial Services Association of America was…

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Sweet ways to welcome warmer days

April 27, 2018

FAMILY FEATURES Warmer, longer days are made for quality time with friends and family. There’s no better way to cap off an afternoon in the sun than a good meal followed by a great dessert. Plan to end your next gathering on a sweet note with these fruity desserts to conclude a day spent with…

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Wine and waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge

April 27, 2018

By Sally Carpenter Hale ASSOCIATED PRESS HOOD RIVER, ORE. –The Columbia River Gorge is a marvel of nature known for spectacular waterfalls, scenery and hiking. But it’s also famous in the world of wine. The region’s geology has given rise to a wine industry that’s growing in both number and reputation, with more than 40…

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