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A Millennial Voice: Time to Pretend: A Woman’s Dream

August 23, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Courtesy of Morgan Smith (@phobymo) By Danae Reid The push for women’s empowerment and inclusion is arguably more comprehensive and relevant than ever before. In recent years, we’ve seen a shift in narrative that has encouraged girls of all ages, skin types, shades, etc. to reclaim their power, and rightfully so. Through the…

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Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists announces its 2019 honorees

August 23, 2019

Honorees include award-winning journalists from The Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News, KYW Newsradio, the founder of FunTimes Magazine, and a Parkside community activist.   The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) will honor six remarkable journalism, communications and community standouts at its annual Awards and Scholarship Gala on Saturday, November  2, 2019. As a part of this 46-…

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Week in Review: Police Commissioner Richard Ross resigns

August 23, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Police commissioner Richard Ross resigned immediately following allegations of sexual harassment and accusations of retailiation from a former affair. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) After nearly four years as the city’s top cop, Commissioner Richard Ross resigned on Tuesday under a cloud of allegations regarding sexual harassment and a former paramour. By Denise Clay When…

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross resigns, effective immediately

August 20, 2019

Police Commissioner Ross resigned abruptly today amid allegations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination within the police department. Ross, himself, has not been accused of any sexual harassment or discrimination. Ross began his career with the Philadelphia Police Department in 1989. In 2016, Ross was appointed Police Commissioner by Mayor Jim Kenney. Christine M. Coulter,…

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The C.A.L.M. Society’s 5th Annual White Soiree’: Supporting a purpose driven mission that yields results

August 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: C.A.L.M. Members (from left to right) Cakky Evans, Andrea Lawful Sanders, Stacy Deshield, Winette Scott, Sophia Saunders, M.C. for the event Loraine Ballard Morrill, Traci Simmons, Rosalyn Smith, Lisa Jacobs-Smith and Chiquilla Holt. On Saturday, July 27 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, members of the C.A.L.M. Society (Committed Advocates Leading Many) welcomed attendees…

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Back-to-School Bootcamp and pep rally for youth and families

August 16, 2019

The Urban Media Literacy Organization and True Way Youth Empowerment Foundation have joined forces to host the Back-to-School Bootcamp for youth and families on Friday, August 30, 2019, between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center, located at 280 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19139. The objective…

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The 17th annual African American Film Festival at Martha’s Vineyard recap

August 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Lynn Whitfield laughs during the discussion. By Andrea Lawful Sanders The 17th annual African American Film Festival at Martha’s Vineyard commenced Monday, August 5, and culminated Saturday, August 10. The island was teeming with filmmakers hoping to snag awards for their work and attendees who were excited to see what was playing on…

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Channeling The World

August 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Chris Hastings Thanks to a $600,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation, Chester native Chris Hastings, executive producer of the WORLD Channel, is hoping to help artists spotlighting people of color find a home for their content. By Denise Clay When he came to the Black Star Film Festival…

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Tucker becomes new NABJ president

August 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Dorothy Tucker (Photo courtesy: Denise Clay) At its annual conference in Aventura, Florida, the National Association of Black Journalists elected Chicago journalist Dorothy Tucker as the organization’s 22nd president. By Denise Clay Presidential politics of all kinds were in the air at the annual National Association of Black Journalists Convention last week. The yearly…

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The Crimson and Creme tide — Kappa Alpha Psi Conclave in Philadelphia

August 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Former Philadelphia mayor, Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr., a fellow Kappa, celebrates the newest Polemarch, Reuben A. Shelton, III, Esq. (on the right) and another Kappa brother. By Andrea Lawful Sanders When one first arrived at 3801 Market Street, it was hard to miss the drummers, red carpet and the distinguished gentlemen…

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