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3:15 AM / Wednesday July 24, 2019

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A fitting tribute to 30th Street Station’s strongest advocate

July 12, 2019

Remembering former congressman, Rev. William H. Gray III The William H. Gray III Memorial Foundation is a group of dedicated friends, family, and local and national community members who have worked closely with Amtrak to rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in William H. Gray’s honor. He was a strong protector of funds for infrastructure and…

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Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS) to hold 3rd Annual PowerPR Conference, will honor SUN Publisher Catherine Hicks, co-owner Joseph Mondesire

July 5, 2019

The Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS), a fiscally sponsored project of FNC Philly a 501(c)(3), will hold it’s third annual conference on September 13, 2019 at the Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 599 Market St. (6th & Market Sts.). The full-day conference will have panels, workshops…

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Here Comes The Bride!

July 5, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Moore College graduate Atiya Lewis prepares for her spring/summer fashion show while having her senior critique. Atiya Lewis wants to make brides and bridesmaids of all sizes look their best. When you’re what the fashion industry considers a plus-sized bride, getting ready for that special day takes a lot more patience. As someone…

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The closing of Hahnemann University Hospital

July 4, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Protesters from last week’s rally against the closing of Hahnemann Hospital. (Photo: Bill Z. Foster) Evans, Casey, Boyle, and Scanlon demand Hahnemann owner reverse course, keep hospital open Washington, D.C. –In an effort to ensure that Hahnemann continues to keeps it doors open to serve those most in need, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey…

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NAACP hosts election security teleconference call, highlights ongoing threats to African American community

July 3, 2019

By Amy V. Simmons In his extensive investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election — which revealed that Russia had interfered “in a sweeping and systemic fashion” — Special Counsel Robert Mueller uncovered evidence which surprised many – that the African American community in particular was singled out and targeted by Russian-based…

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Hospital says it will be diverting trauma patients elsewhere

July 3, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Protesters from last week’s rally against the closing of Hahnemann Hospital. (Photo: Bill Z. Foster) associated press  A Philadelphia hospital that earlier announced plans to close this fall has given notice that it will immediately begin diverting trauma victims to other facilities despite a state warning against taking steps toward closure. Hahnemann University…

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Evans marks anniversary of former Congressman William H. Gray III’s passing and celebrates progress toward Gray Memorial at 30th Street Station

July 3, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: The late former Congressman William H. Gray III  Congressman Dwight Evans (D-3rd Dist.) released the following statement: “This week, as we mark the sixth anniversary of former Congressman Bill Gray’s passing, it is a pleasure to note that Amtrak has begun to implement the congressionally mandated name change at 30th Street Station in…

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Mark Segal reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

June 28, 2019

*The documentary ‘Beyond Stonewall’ airs Thursday, July 4th at 10 pm on the Smithsonian Channel and rebroadcasts Thursday, July 25th at 7 pm ET. By Shantae TaylorThis week marked 50 years since the LGBT community took a stand against the police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. This historical event took place…

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Doing It In The Mix

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Bartender Giszette Presley mixes a cocktail as a finalist in The Power of The Palate. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) Five of the City’s best bartenders faced off for prizes and bragging rights at the Power of the Palate bartending competition during Black Restaurant Week. By Denise Clay No matter how hard you try, it’s…

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Council Weighs In

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: WURD Talk radio host/activist Solomon Jones speaks at the rally against the Philly officers social media posts at last week’s city council meeting. (Photo courtesy: Denise Clay) On Thursday, Philadelphia passed a resolution calling for hearings on the Philadelphia Police, and the social media habits of 330 of its officers. By Denise Clay…

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