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Bebashi partners with local grassroots organizations to bring more HIV self-testing to Philadelphia’s most vulnerable communities

September 1, 2022

Bebashi has announced two new partnerships with local grassroots organizations — SistaTalkPHL and Ark of Safety LGBTQ+ Safe Haven. These organizations will now be providing self-testing HIV kits and referring individuals to Bebashi’s prevention navigation services. Bebashi -Transition to Hope is a nonprofit that was founded in 1985 as a full-service HIV/AIDS organization with a…

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A time to grieve

September 1, 2022

On the first anniversary of the death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility, family, friends, and community leaders gathered to honor her memory and to call for justice in her case. ABOVE PHOTO: Fanta Bility (Photo courtesy: The family of Fanta Bility) By Denise Clay-Murray Before her death last August, a bright, sunny Saturday morning might have…

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Balance in the rental market focus of recent House Democratic Policy hearing

August 26, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The House Democratic Policy Committee hosted a hearing on balance in the rental market at Salus University’s Eye Institute Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022 in Philadelphia. Rep. Darisha Parker (pictured at far left) hosted the hearing. (Photo/ Pa. House) PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing last Tuesday in Philadelphia…

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Keystone First provides free legal services to offset evictions for members with disabilities 

August 26, 2022

Keystone First, the largest Medicaid plan in southeastern Pennsylvania, has teamed with a local non-profit to provide legal services at no cost to help Keystone First Medicaid members with disabilities or chronic health conditions mitigate the risk of eviction and address health-harming housing conditions.  The Housing Stability Initiative, a collaboration between Keystone First and the…

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Sneakers sent to Africa with love 

August 26, 2022

A South Philadelphia resident hits the streets on trash day and finds decent sneakers to send to Africa. ABOVE PHOTO: Ogbonna Hagins with his ‘treasure trove’ of sneakers to be sent to Africa through the immigrants he helps.  (Photo by Napoleon Kingcade) By Napoleon F. Kingcade Inside a three-block long storage building that sits on the…

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Mantua celebrates end of summer with two community events

August 26, 2022

Photos by Jim Brown Mantua came together for two end of summer community celebrations —  the Mantua Fun & Games Festival at Miles Mack Playground and a book bag and school supplies giveaway at Dimplez For Dayz Recreation Center, where 1,000 book bags and school supplies were distributed. At the festival, 250 youth and families…

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Man charged with election interference tied to Capitol riot

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Insert: Antonio LaMotta (Philadelphia Police Department via AP) and background: Washington DC, USA Jan 6 2021: Riots in DC (Shuttertsock.com) By Ben Finley ASSOCIATED PRESS  A Virginia man who is facing trial on charges that he drove a Hummer packed with guns to Philadelphia to interfere with the 2020 presidential election has been…

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Allan Domb announces City Council resignation

August 19, 2022

Allan Domb (At-Large) announced his resignation from the Philadelphia City Council on Monday, issuing the following statement:  “As I announce my resignation from the Philadelphia City Council today, I am immensely grateful to Philadelphians for putting their trust in me to lead and I am incredibly proud of all that we have accomplished over the…

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