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Philadelphia Housing Authority and Temple University’s College of Public Health deliver COVID-19 vaccines

March 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sign up table at the recent vaccination clinic held at Wilson Park Apts. in South Philadelphia.  (Photo courtesy PHA)  The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and Temple University’s College of Public Health have launched a ground-breaking initiative to vaccinate residents in high-risk, lower-income neighborhoods against COVID-19. In recent weeks, faculty and fully trained nursing…

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Philly cancels thousands of uninvited vaccine appointments

March 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pennsylvania Convention Center (Photo/Carol A. Highsmith) ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — The City of Philadelphia is canceling tens of thousands of vaccination appointments for the Federal Emergency Management Agency-run vaccination clinic after links for people to get second doses were shared with others seeking first appointments. The FEMA site at the Pennsylvania Convention Center…

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Recreational Madness

March 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson speaks to concerned residents during the Peace Not Guns rally at Myers Recreation Center last Saturday.  (Photo/ Bill Z. Foster) When the City of Philadelphia’s recreation centers aren’t even safe from gun violence, what happens to our young people? By Denise Clay-Murray As of press time, 111 people have been…

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The Next Step

March 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Judge Lori A. Dumas (Photo/judgedumas2021.com)  Judge Lori Dumas is hoping to take what she’s learned in the Court of Common Pleas to Commonwealth Court. By Denise Clay-Murray When she was appointed back in 1985, Judge Doris Smith-Ribner became the first Black woman to serve on Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court. Two years later, Smith-Ribner was…

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Philly cancels thousands of uninvited vaccine appointments

March 24, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city of Philadelphia is canceling tens of thousands of vaccination appointments for the Federal Emergency Management Agency-run vaccination clinic after links for people to get second doses were shared with others seeking first appointments. The FEMA site at the Pennsylvania Convention Center has shifted for the next three weeks to giving…

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Penn Museum appoints Muriel Patricia Clifford as its first diversity liaison

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Muriel Patricia Clifford in the Egypt Galleries at the Penn Museum.  (Photo: Julianna Whalen) The Penn Museum has appointed Muriel Patricia Clifford as its inaugural development diversity liaison in an effort to deepen meaningful community connections. In her new role, Clifford will lead community outreach strategies to increase awareness of the 134-year-old Penn…

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NABJ mourns the loss of founding executive director Paul H. Brock

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Paul Brock  (Photo/ The History Makers) The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of beloved founding executive director, Paul H. Brock, 89. He passed Sunday morning on March 14, leaving behind a loving family, many colleagues and mentees. Details of his homegoing will be announced in the coming days. “Founder…

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