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Summer is coming! Check out these free and low-cost programs for kids

April 25, 2019

Summer: a time of fun, sun, and searching for summer programming for your children. Luckily, the City of Philadelphia offers plenty of free to low-cost summer camps and quality programming to enrich your child’s summer. The Citywide Out-of-School-Time Initiative presents the best ways to find City summer camps and youth programming from Philadelphia Parks &…

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John Singleton of ‘Boys N the Hood’ hospitalized with stroke

April 21, 2019

📷 John Singleton in Philadelphia/SUN files July 2017 NEW YORK (AP) — “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to his family. Additional details, including his condition, were not immediately available. In a statement released Saturday, Singleton’s family announced that the 51-year-old filmmaker was in ICU…

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Jemele Hill still speaking her mind, this time on podcast

April 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Jemele Hill  (Photo: Kathy Hutchins / shutterstock) By David Bauder associated press NEW YORK — Jemele Hill has moved on, but not from speaking her mind. The former ESPN host, best known to the non-sports world for tweets about President Donald Trump that provoked the White House to unsuccessfully seek her firing, launches…

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Pulitzers given to Aretha Franklin, author Richard Powers

April 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Aretha Franklin By Hillie Italie associated press NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the Queen of Soul “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture.” Competitive Pulitzers were awarded to books about two other giants of American history: Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke….

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A changing of the guard at The Mann

April 19, 2019

Nancy Newman, long-time executive vice president, announces retirement; Joan Roebuck-Carter, arts & culture development veteran, to join Mann leadership With the successful completion of its most recent capital campaign and $11 million of renovations now in place in the ready-to-open pavilion of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, executive vice president Nancy Newman assessed…

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw shines bright in “Fast Color”

April 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as “Ruth” in FAST COLOR. By Kharisma McIlwaine  In recent years, we have seen a surge of content created by women of color starring women of color. The upcoming film, “Fast Color” is one of the newest additions to the list. The film, directed by Julia Hart, stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw…

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Smollett’s lawyer warns Chicago not to sue ‘Empire’ actor

April 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) By Don Babwin ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — An attorney for Jussie Smollett has written a letter warning that if Chicago follows through on its vow to sue…

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