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Two local publishers honored for their contributions on the occasion of Women’s History Month

March 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson (l), reads a citation to be presented to Sherri Horsey Darden (c), publisher of SCOOP USA and Catherine Hicks, publisher of the Philadelphia Sunday SUN in honor of Women’s History Month. (Photo courtesy PABJ) By AfeaTucker The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) recently recognized Philadelphia Sunday SUN publisher…

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Official Philadelphia Police Department statement regarding COVID-19

March 19, 2020

In tandem with the City of Philadelphia’s enhanced response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Police Department is making modifications to several of its existing protocols. These adjustments include the following: Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, arrests for certain non-violent offenses will be made pursuant to an Arrest Warrant, which will be served at a later…

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Alexia Doumbaya selected as Philadelphia City Director for Women’s Empowerment organization

March 19, 2020

Walker’s Legacy — a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman — has selected Alexia Doumbouya as its new Philadelphia City Director. The organization strives to inspire, equip, and engage  through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.  The expansion of these additional chapters brings the organization’s local engagement to 15 cities…

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Nine new cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia, bringing total to 18

March 18, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley today announced nine additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 18. The City is awaiting test results on 70 other cases, but Dr. Farley noted that as more labs begin testing, there are likely to be more…

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State to open virus testing sites in Philadelphia and Montgomery County

March 18, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Department of Health is working on a plan to open public testing sites for the coronavirus, as more services shut down and the state sees a spike in people filing for unemployment compensation. The Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency are in the process of organizing public…

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PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

March 18, 2020

PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19 PHILADELPHIA-In tandem with the City of Philadelphia’s enhanced response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Police Department is making modifications to several of its existing protocols. These adjustments include the following: Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, arrests for certain non-violent offenses will be made pursuant to an Arrest Warrant, which…

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Trump wants checks sent to the public within two weeks

March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a massive federal effort, President Donald Trump asked Congress to speed emergency checks to Americans, enlisted the military for MASH-like hospitals and implored ordinary people — particularly socially active millennials — to do their part by staying home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. His proposed economic package alone could…

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The African American Museum in Philadelphia COVID-19 statement

March 17, 2020

As the coronavirus impacts lives in the Philadelphia region and across the globe, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is committed to protecting the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers. The museum will be guided by recommendations from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and other official sources to develop appropriate…

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