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PCHR reacts to Mayor Nutter’s move to change immigration detentions policies for Philadelphia

April 21, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Attending Mayor Nutter’s press conference are: City Councilman Dennis O’Brien, City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity President Rev. Bonnie Camarda, PCHR Executive Director Rue Landau, Managing Director Rich Negrin, City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs Executive Director Jennifer I. Rodriguez, Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs Deputy…

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Todd Bernstein, founder of nation’s first King Day of Service Program receives RSVP Community Leadership Award at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, May 15

April 21, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Todd Bernstein   HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA–Todd Bernstein, who founded the nation’s first and largest King Day of Service program in Philadelphia and has served as its director for 19 years, will receive the Community Leadership Award from RSVP at the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, celebrating its 43 years of service here at Philmont…

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Tom Wolf Wants To Be Your Next Governor

April 12, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tom Wolf   But can a former Peace Corps volunteer who drives a Jeep and is financing this campaign with $10 million of his own money beat Gov. Tom Corbett? He thinks he can.   By Denise Clay Tom Wolf is accessible. As he walks into the La Columbe coffee shop in Center…

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For colored girls whose needs have been ignored

April 12, 2014

By Denise Clay for Soloman Jones.com If you’ve been watching television news here in Philadelphia over the last two weeks, you’ve probably seen the mug shots of Najee Bilaal, Zaria Estes, and Kanesha Gainey. The three girls were arraigned in connection with a series of attacks on Temple University’s campus, one of which featured a…

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Art Sanctuary presents the 30th Annual Celebration of Black Writing! The whole month of May!

April 12, 2014

One of the nation’s oldest African-American literary festivals honors author Ernest Gaines, introduces inaugural ‘Gamble & Huff Award for Excellence in Songwriting,’ and hosts month long exhibit on Atlantic City landmark, Chicken Bone Beach   Renowned artists, writers and journalists from across the U.S. will join Art Sanctuary, Philadelphia’s leading African-American arts and letters organization,…

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Sheriff Jewell Williams testifies before City Council Budget Hearings

April 12, 2014

Sheriff Jewell Williams told members of Philadelphia City Council during budget hearings that significant improvements have been made in the Office of the Sheriff of Philadelphia City and County over the past two years. “We have come a long way in a short period of time,” said Sheriff Williams yesterday, “and have made many strides…

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NAACP President responds… now!

April 7, 2014

By J. Whyatt Mondesire In this era of gotcha journalism, some of the city’s news scribes have attempted to turn the attacks against me and the current leadership of the local NAACP Branch into something akin to the reincarnation of the Watergate scandal or the hidden story behind Monica Lewinsky’s dress. Nothing could be further from…

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Keven Parker celebrates one year at Reading Terminal

April 7, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson along with Senator Anthony H. Williams’ wife Shari presenting Mr. Parker with his City Counsel City of Philadelphia Citation.  (Photo by Patricia Hawkins)   By Kiarra Solomon @by_kiarra Restaurateur Keven Parker celebrated the one year anniversary of the Keven Parker Soul Food Café at the Reading Terminal, Friday, March…

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Philadelphia celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

April 7, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Benny Golson  (Photo: Int’l Jazz Productions)    Mayor Nutter launches celebration with official proclamation at City Hall   Mayor Michael A. Nutter proclaimed April 2014 Jazz Appreciation Month in the City of Philadelphia and launched the month-long celebration during a press conference at City Hall on Thursday. During the event, Philadelphia-born jazz legend…

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