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4:30 AM / Thursday September 19, 2019

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Head of counseling at Penn dies in suicide

September 13, 2019

By Elin Johnson www.insidehighered.com Gregory Eells, executive director of counseling and psychological services at the University of Pennsylvania, died by suicide early Monday morning. ​Eells, 52, had been in the position for six months. Previously he was at Cornell University for nearly a decade, and before that at the University of Southern Mississippi. The incident…

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Philadelphia FIGHT promotes Men’s Wellness with Community Health Fair

September 13, 2019

Philadelphia FIGHT will hold its first “Strength in Numbers Men and Boys’ Health Fair” on Saturday, September 28 from 11am – 4 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, located 2101 Cecil B Moore Avenue. The purpose of this free health fair is to bring awareness to the often overlooked topic of men’s health….

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PA Legislative Black Caucus in conjunction with Universal Institute Charter School community court held the first ever policy hearing on youth criminal justice

September 13, 2019

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, chaired by State Representative Stephen Kinsey held a policy hearing on criminal justice featuring Universal Institute Charter School (UISC) Community Youth Court. This was the first-ever policy hearing featuring youth. The young people selected to participate are members of the UICS School and Community Based Youth Court who provided testimony. …

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Maternity Care Coalition is named a finalist in Aetna’s 2019 Voices of Health competition

September 13, 2019

Maternity Care Coalition recently announced that it is a finalist in Aetna’s 2019 Voices of Health, a competition and celebration of grassroots non-profit organizations across the country that are working to address social determinants of health in their communities. Online voting is available to the public  until October 13 at www.aetnavoicesofhealth.com/2019/philadelphia/agencies/maternity-care-coalition.  All organizations participating in…

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Call for Philly police head to resign over Rodney King shirt

September 13, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Councilwoman Cindy Bass associated press A city council member is calling for the resignation of the Philadelphia police commissioner for having worn a T-shirt decades ago that critics say made light of a Los Angeles police beating. Acting commissioner Christine Coulter said Tuesday she was “profoundly sorry” for the shirt reading, “L.A.P.D. We Treat…

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Council President Darrell Clarke’s statement on Walmart decision to end sales of handgun ammunition

September 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Darrell Clarke (Photo: phlcouncil.com) Council President Darrell L. Clarke (D – Dist. 5) issued the following statement on the announcement that Walmart will stop selling handgun ammunition in all its stores nationally.  “I commend Walmart for its decision to stop selling handgun ammunition as well as short-barrel rifle ammunition that can be used…

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3D Arts Training & Career Development for Delaware County youth

September 6, 2019

Do you have an interest in learning 3D Modeling for Beginners, Environment Building, Game Engine Integration, and/or Character Animation?  Would you like to learn what it takes to make our immersive 3D environments for our live shows in our projection dome at Theatre 7000?  Have a need to build and/or strengthen financial literacy skills to…

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Hey! Honey!

September 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Philly Beekeepers Guild members are happy to answer questions and teach. This weekend, learn all you could possibly want to know about honeybees and their importance to our existence while participating in family-friendly activities and touring historic sites at the 10th annual Philadelphia Honey Festival, Sept. 6-8. By Denise Clay When many of…

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Martha’s Vineyard couple feature new and upcoming authors and introduce literacy project during their brunch

September 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Authors Judith McDaniel, J’Keera Stephens, Lawrence and Laraine Washington. By Andrea Lawful Sanders Judith Dumorney McDaniel and her husband John hosted what they plan to be a yearly brunch for the Philadeldelphia folks who visit Martha’s Vineyard for the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. John set the tone, and along with his…

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