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Black Clergy to host justice symposium Tuesday, Oct. 21 in West Oak Lane

October 18, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  MO State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadel The Black Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity will host a Justice Symposium at the Mount Airy Church of God In Christ, at 6401 Ogontz Avenue, (Ogontz and Stenton Ayenues), in West Oak Lane, Tuesday, Oct., 21, 9AM-5PM. The Keynote Speaker for the Justice Symposium is Saint Louis, Missouri State…

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Suspect Crystal Williams arrested for aggravated assault in the 14th District

October 18, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Crystal Williams The Philadelphia Police Department has arrested suspect Crystal Williams for an aggravated assault in West Oak Lane. Incident: On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 10:10 PM, the complainant, a 23 year-old female, was inside Whispers Bar located at 7610 Ogontz Avenue when an unknown female approached her from behind. The suspect…

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Fattah announces nearly $4 million to help long-term unemployed in Philadelphia

October 18, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Congressman Chaka Fattah WASHINGTON—Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a top Democratic appropriator, announced today that the Philadelphia region will receive $3,998,181 to help support the long-term unemployed. The grant, from the Department of Labor (DOL), was awarded to the District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund. District 1199C was formed four decades ago as a partnership…

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‘Addicted’—needs some rehab

October 18, 2014

By Kendall Alexander Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) has a life straight out of a WAK painting: a lovely marriage to high school sweetheart and drop dead gorgeous husband Jason Reynard (Boris Kodjoe), two precious children, a supportive Mama (Maria Howell) who looks as if she actually could have birthed the protagonist, and a successful career…

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A Contract Hit

October 11, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Photo by Denise Clay) When the School Reform Commission cancelled its contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers on Monday, an already contentious relationship got much worse. By Denise Clay Wednesday was supposed to be a half-day off for students in the School District of Philadelphia. But for students at the Creative and Performing…

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PABJ announces the 2014 President’s Award recipients: Rev. Mark and Leslie Tyler, Pastor and First Lady, Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

October 4, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rev. Mark Tyler The 2014 PABJ President’s Award goes to the Rev. Mark Tyler and wife Leslie Patterson-Tyler, pastor and first lady of Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church in South Philadelphia. The Tylers were instrumental in hosting and facilitating critical events in 2013 and 2014. PABJ held its February 2013 general body meeting with…

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District opens application process for new charter schools

October 4, 2014

(Photo courtesy: The Notebook) The School District of Philadelphia’s application process for new charter schools is now open. The application process is only for new, non-Renaissance charter schools to open in the 2015-16 school year. Interested operators can access the application form online through the Charter Schools Office webpage on the District website (www.philasd.org). The…

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Soul Train Music presents: The First Annual “WDAS-FM Holiday Jam”

October 4, 2014

105.3 FM, WDAS, Philly’s Best R&B and Old School, announced today the first annual “WDAS-FM Holiday Jam” presented by Soul Train Music on Friday, November 28, 2014 at the Liacouras Center.   The spectacular lineup will feature live performances by Jill Scott, Kem, Ledisi, Joe and Faith Evans. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 3,…

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State passes Philadelphia cigarette tax; additional funding headed to schools

September 27, 2014

After months of anticipation, the bill to grant Philadelphia enabling authority to enact a $2-per-pack cigarette tax to generate much-needed additional revenue for the city’s school district was signed into law. “I want to express my sincere gratitude to my colleagues for working in a bipartisan, bicameral manner to ensure the passing of this vital…

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