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African American Museum Philadelphia announces new President and CEO Dr. Ashley Jordan

September 9, 2021

The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is proud to announce that Dr. Ashley Jordan has been named as the next President and CEO! Dr. Jordan, who most recently served as Senior Director of Development at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, brings significant experience managing and leading cultural institutions focused on memorializing and celebrating the African…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: The law firm of Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross files suit against Chester Township, Chester Township Police Dept. and officers for Constitutional rights violations

September 3, 2021

Philadelphia-– The law firm of Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross will file a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday morning against Chester Township, the Chester Township Police Department and Individual Police Officers seeking a declaration that they violated the constitutional rights of the plaintiffs, compensatory and punitive damages.The…

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Classes in session

September 3, 2021

The new headquarters for the Laborers District Council hopes to be a place where Philadelphians can get the education they need to participate in the building trades. By Denise Clay-Murray When the former William Penn High School closed in 2010, the North Broad Street building was knocked down by Temple University, its new owners. While…

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$20 million now available to help image and hair care businesses

September 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Senator Vincent Hughes was joined by House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, industry professionals and Neil Weaver, deputy secretary at the state Department of Community and Economic Development to announce $20 million in relief funding for image and hair care businesses, August 19, 2021. ( Photo/ senatorhughes.com) Image and hair care businesses that were…

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West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club’s valuable lessons during pandemic

September 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The members of the Caring People’s Alliance / West Philadelphia Boys and Girls club and CPA director of Community Outreach Branon Gilmore (far left).  (Photo courtesy Jim Brown) By Jim Brown For some non-profit businesses, the global pandemic has brought some great misfortune. However, the Caring People’s Alliance and its Boys and Girls…

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City of Philadelphia marks first anniversary of PHLConnectED

August 27, 2021

The City of Philadelphia has announced that PHLConnectED has reached a full year since its initial launch in the midst of the global pandemic in summer of 2020 and will continue for a second year through August 2022. PHLConnectED is a City initiative that provides free and reliable internet access to pre-K–12 students in need. …

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School District and SEPTA announce transition from student transpasses to fare card

August 27, 2021

The School District of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) have announced that a new Student Fare Card will replace weekly student Transpasses starting in August. About 65,000 eligible students in Philadelphia will receive a SEPTA Student Fare Card, a contact-free, reusable chip card that students can use to get to and from school…

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Celebrating the city’s bravest

August 20, 2021

Bilal and the Sheriff’s Department, along with several other law enforcement agencies, attended Councilman David Oh’s recent “First Responders Appreciation Day.”  They had a good time with the community alongside the PPD Mounted Patrol Unit, Philadelphia Fire Department, Philadelphia Police Department, OG Law & Skate University.  In addition to the varied tables offering great giveaways,…

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Pastor Robert P. Shine Sr. observes 50th anniversary of preaching and the 35th anniversary of Berachah Baptist Church

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pastor Robert P. Shine, Sr., of Berachah Baptist Church West Oak Lane Pastor Robert P....

Week In Review

Lawsuit: Farm hired white immigrants over Black US laborers

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Richard Strong, 50, left, his brother Gregory Strong, 48, center and Stacy Griffin, 42, right,...

Stateside

GOP lawmakers vote for subpoena seeking voter information

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: State Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia speaks during a Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee hearing at the...

Politics

Evans, Williams introduce $1 billion Environmental Justice Tax Credit

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (Photo/house.gov) and U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams (Photo/house.gov) WASHINGTON — In advance...

Seniors

September is Pain Awareness Month: Upgrade your morning routine to ease arthritis joint pain

September 20, 2021

BPT The sun rises, you flutter your eyes open and take a deep breath. It’s time to...

Sports

The Spoilers

September 21, 2021

While the Baltimore Orioles have managed to lose 102 games this year, their 48th win came at...

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