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Philadelphia Phillies chairman David Montgomery dies at 72

May 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies chairman David Montgomery, who was team president during Philadelphia’s 2008 World Series championship season, has died. He was 72. The team issued a statement Wednesday saying Montgomery died after a five-year fight with cancer. Montgomery spent nearly 50 years working for the Phillies, starting in the ticket office in 1971. He…

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Uber, Lyft drivers plan to strike in cities across the US

May 8, 2019

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are turning off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. Organizers are planning demonstrations in 10 U.S. cities Wednesday, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New…

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Harambee Institute of Science and Technology hosts first male summit

May 3, 2019

By Patricia Gilliam Clifford Harambee Institute is calling all men and boys to attend its first annual Male Summit. The summit will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm at the institute, located at 640 N. 66th Street, Philadelphia, PA. This important community outreach initiative was created to give…

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Team Jamaica Bickle Inc. and the Penn Relays

May 3, 2019

By Andrea Lawful Sanders It is 4 a.m. in the still and cold morning, and nothing is moving on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, except for one corner, where people have already parked their cars, put on aprons, washed their hands, and began what would be the beginning of three long and adventure-filled days. That…

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Danette Reid: Middling Matriarch or Humble Humanitarian?

May 3, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Danette Reid By Danae Reid From a distance, Danette Reid may look like your everyday Black woman, but those who know her up close know that she’s all but ordinary.  The 50-year-old business owner, wife, and mother has managed to keep a low profile, all while aiding in the betterment of our surrounding…

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The Early Literacy Academy holds grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for new location in Northern Liberties

May 3, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: City council president Darrell Clarke with LaToya Monroe, owner of Early Literacy Academy (ELA) at the academy’s grand opening. LaToya Monroe, owner of Early Literacy Academy (ELA), along with her staff, dignitaries including Council President Darrell Clarke, State Senator Larry Farnese, State Sen. Anthony Williams,  Samantha Pearson, and Chief of Staff for State…

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