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The C.A.L.M. Society’s 5th Annual White Soiree’: Supporting a purpose driven mission that yields results

August 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: C.A.L.M. Members (from left to right) Cakky Evans, Andrea Lawful Sanders, Stacy Deshield, Winette Scott, Sophia Saunders, M.C. for the event Loraine Ballard Morrill, Traci Simmons, Rosalyn Smith, Lisa Jacobs-Smith and Chiquilla Holt. On Saturday, July 27 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, members of the C.A.L.M. Society (Committed Advocates Leading Many) welcomed attendees…

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Back-to-School Bootcamp and pep rally for youth and families

August 16, 2019

The Urban Media Literacy Organization and True Way Youth Empowerment Foundation have joined forces to host the Back-to-School Bootcamp for youth and families on Friday, August 30, 2019, between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center, located at 280 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19139. The objective…

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The 17th annual African American Film Festival at Martha’s Vineyard recap

August 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Lynn Whitfield laughs during the discussion. By Andrea Lawful Sanders The 17th annual African American Film Festival at Martha’s Vineyard commenced Monday, August 5, and culminated Saturday, August 10. The island was teeming with filmmakers hoping to snag awards for their work and attendees who were excited to see what was playing on…

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Channeling The World

August 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Chris Hastings Thanks to a $600,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation, Chester native Chris Hastings, executive producer of the WORLD Channel, is hoping to help artists spotlighting people of color find a home for their content. By Denise Clay When he came to the Black Star Film Festival…

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Tucker becomes new NABJ president

August 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Dorothy Tucker (Photo courtesy: Denise Clay) At its annual conference in Aventura, Florida, the National Association of Black Journalists elected Chicago journalist Dorothy Tucker as the organization’s 22nd president. By Denise Clay Presidential politics of all kinds were in the air at the annual National Association of Black Journalists Convention last week. The yearly…

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The Crimson and Creme tide — Kappa Alpha Psi Conclave in Philadelphia

August 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Former Philadelphia mayor, Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr., a fellow Kappa, celebrates the newest Polemarch, Reuben A. Shelton, III, Esq. (on the right) and another Kappa brother. By Andrea Lawful Sanders When one first arrived at 3801 Market Street, it was hard to miss the drummers, red carpet and the distinguished gentlemen…

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Youngblood announces $1 million grant for the Allegheny West Foundation

August 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO:  State Rep. Rosita Youngblood   State Rep. Rosita Youngblood announced the Allegheny West Foundation has been awarded a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant to help fund the construction of a new recreation center at Panati Playground along the North 22nd Street Commercial Corridor. “The playground and current recreation center have been an…

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Governor Wolf calls for federal, state action following escalating gun violence

August 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Governor Tom Wolf HARRISBURG, PA – In the wake of a weekend of bloodshed by individuals using legal weapons, Governor Tom Wolf on Monday reiterated his call for federal and state action to keep dangerous weapons from dangerous individuals. Wolf called on Senator Mitch McConnell to reconvene the United States Senate immediately to…

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Ex-Philadelphia sheriff gets five years for $675k bribery case

August 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: John Green By Maryclaire Dale ASSOCIATED PRESS Philadelphia’s longest-serving sheriff was sentenced last week to five years in prison for using bribes from a businessman to help buy two homes and then awarding him millions in city contracts. John Green, 68, admitted taking $675,000 from friend and businessman James Davis in exchange for…

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Back to School and End of Summer Events Around Philly

August 9, 2019

Here are some of the many events taking place throughout the city marking the end of summer vacation and the beginning of a brand new school year; Philadelphia public schools reopen September 3: 8/10/19 — GiveBack Workshop: A Mindful You for Back to School National Liberty Museum 321 Chestnut St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 10:30am-11:30am (215)…

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