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Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of fur

April 17, 2019

Photo: Shutterstock By DAVID KLEPPER and DAVID R. MARTIN NEW YORK (AP) — A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City. Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city where such…

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Save your way to lower home insurance

April 12, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES  If your homeowner insurance rates are creeping up even though you haven’t filed any claims, it may be time to take a look at how you can bring those prices back down. Research, smart shopping and even some home upgrades can make a noticeable difference in your insurance premiums. Explore the cost-savings potential…

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From dilapidated to designed: Astan African Hair Braiding transforms

April 5, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Businesswoman Astan Sacko stands smiling in front of her hair braiding business in West Philadelphia. By Giana Lawrence-Primus, capital projects manager for the Department of Commerce In 2019, the Department of Commerce is celebrating 10 years of the Storefront Improvement Program (SIP), a grant program that offers reimbursements for facade improvements on commercial…

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Four tax tips for online filers in 2019

March 29, 2019

BPT As time continues to tick, millions of tax filers are beginning to feel the pressure to file a tax return. But big questions still remain, and for those filing online, those questions are compounded by the myriad options for submitting a return. Fortunately for those online filers, there is such a thing as sound…

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Real estate financing: The three main factors lenders consider

March 15, 2019

BPT Sponsored ad content from Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.  Buying a new home is an exciting milestone. While finding the right home is essential, the most important step toward homeownership is making sure you’re ready to apply for a home loan. Applying for a mortgage is not something people do every day, so it’s…

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Community Marketing Concepts senior research associate elected to Urban Manufacturing Alliance Board

March 15, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Bernadine Hawes Bernadine Hawes, senior research associate at CMC, was recently elected to the Board of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA). UMA provides a national voice on equitable economic development strategies that support small and mid-sized manufacturers in urban areas and which create important pathways to the middle class. They provide online and…

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Top 2019 outdoor living trends

March 8, 2019

BPT With busy schedules and on-the-go lifestyles, outdoor living spaces offer a chance to decompress, enjoy nature and connect with friends and family. Thanks to the impressive design and quality of today’s outdoor products, these spaces often rival the convenience, comfort and design of the indoors. As the heart of the home shifts outdoors, here…

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How to improve your financial health in 2019

February 23, 2019

BPT It’s always a good time to reassess financial goals and work toward improving your overall financial health. No matter what your financial goals may be, having the right information and tools in place is key to getting you on track to take control of your credit. Taking the first step towards financial wellness can…

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Commentary

AlawfulTruth: The land of milk and honey, or a pot of worries?

August 16, 2019

By Andrea Lawful Sanders There seems to be assumptions made by many Americans that immigrants land in...

Go With The-Flo

Kerry Washington has honored with an “Artistic Achievement Award” at the Jamaican Marquee 57th Independence Black Tie Gala

August 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO:  Kerry Washington (Photo: Tinseltown / shutterstock) By Florence Anthony According to reports, “The Rookie” actress Afton...

Entertainment

Recovery Idol: Building Self Esteem

August 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: On the left is Dr. Arthur Evans, former Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia Department...

Health

Poll Shows Impact of Opioid Crisis on Philadelphians and Their Neighborhoods

August 16, 2019

29% know someone killed by drug use; 41% say opioids hurt quality of life where they live...

Food And Beverage

How to create a charcuterie board for your next party

August 16, 2019

BPT Planning a party doesn’t have to be difficult. Instead of agonizing over appetizers, opt for serving...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Aug. 18

August 16, 2019

All Signs: Just a few days left of Leo then swoosh! We’re into Virgo. This means our...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff