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2020 Philadelphia MLK Day of Service Events

January 18, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (Photo: Bill Foster) Passing the torch: the legacy beyond his birthday By Afea Tucker People across Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs are gearing up to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  As it has in years past, the region will celebrate what would have been the…

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Germantown Jewish Centre to host its 36th annual Ralph Granger Memorial Shabbat, “Reimagining Our Journey Toward Racial Justice,”January 18

January 16, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: The Rev. Dr. Gregory Edwards The Germantown Jewish Centre, located at 400 West Ellet Street, is hosting its 36th annual Ralph Granger Memorial Shabbat, “Reimagining Our Journey Toward Racial Justice” with the Rev. Dr. Gregory Edwards on Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 am in the Charry Service. All are invited to lunch in…

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Bebashi Transition to Hope to conduct mobile food pantry on MLK Day

January 16, 2020

Bebashi Transition to Hope, an agency normally associated with sexual health care, continues its evolution of addressing other social problems affecting the community by conducting a mobile food pantry to commemorate Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 20.  Food insecurity remains one of Philadelphia’s most intransigent problems. In addition to having the highest…

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African Bicycle Contribution Foundation announces new ‘Collaboration for IT and Communications Excellence’ program

January 16, 2020

The African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF), which has distributed 500 free Ghanaian-made bicycles, at predominantly rural schools throughout Ghana since 2016, recently announced a new “Collaboration for IT and Communications Excellence” program at a demonstration project at the Girls Model School, in Nabdam, Ghana, with students, teachers and administrators in attendance. The foundation reached out…

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Small Actions Spark Big Changes: Academy of Natural Sciences launches new initiative to inspire care for the environment

January 10, 2020

Fifty years after it participated in the first Earth Day, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is launching a yearlong initiative to show how everyday choices can affect the health of the environment.  Starting this month, Philadelphia area residents—and everybody, really—will be encouraged to join Academy scientists, staff, the institution as a whole,…

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New year, new officials

January 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mayor Jim Kenney getting sworn in. (Photo: Bill Z. Foster) During Monday’s City of Philadelphia inauguration ceremony, it was a mix of the old and the new By Denise Clay During the April 2019 primaries and the November general election, the citizens of the City of Philadelphia voted to make more than a…

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Serving Others

January 10, 2020

As she leaves Philadelphia City Council, Jannie Blackwell reflects on 47 years of working for the people and what’s next. By Denise Clay Cleaning out three offices and more than 40 years of supplies, papers and memories requires a lot of hands. On the Friday before New Year’s Day, Jannie Blackwell and the members of…

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Celebrating Dr. King As A Warrior, Not A Dreamer

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January 18, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Freedom Riders Museum  (Photos: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon “My soul looks back...

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January 17, 2020

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Johnson Publishing artwork going on auction block

January 16, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Bankrupt Johnson Publishing Co., the former owner of Ebony and Jet magazines, will sell...

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Shoppers: Make protecting yourself from fraudsters part of your New Year’s resolutions

January 17, 2020

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Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Jan. 19

January 17, 2020

All Signs: Each year, the Sun travels through all 12 signs, which gives everyone different opportunities to...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff