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Philadelphia’s Cultural Treasures initiative now accepting applications for grants to BIPOC arts orgs

December 10, 2021

The William Penn Foundation, in collaboration with The Barra Foundation, Neubauer Family Foundation, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and Wyncote Foundation, recently announced that they will begin accepting applications for “Philadelphia’s Cultural Treasures,” the regional component of the Ford Foundation’s “America’s Cultural Treasures” initiative.  Philadelphia’s Cultural Treasures will support the recovery of BIPOC…

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Auditor General DeFoor partners with Greater Philadelphia YMCA, Temple U. on ‘Be Money Smart’ initiative

December 10, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. Auditor General Timothy DeFoor   ( Photo/paauditor.gov) Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor recently visited the Greater Philadelphia YMCA to talk to young people about the importance of knowing how to be smart with their money, as well as promote this year’s statewide student financial literacy competition.  He was joined by Philadelphia YMCA…

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Philadelphia Housing Authority looking for partners to develop nearly 60 affordable homes for sale in Brewerytown

December 10, 2021

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) is looking for a development partner or partners to rehabilitate 59 PHA-owned vacant homes to create affordable homeownership opportunities for families in the rapidly changing Brewerytown neighborhood of North Philadelphia. The properties involved are bounded by Ridge, Glenwood, and Girard avenues, from 24th to 30th streets. The homes range in…

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NAACP Philadelphia Branch ACT-SO gears up for local competition

December 10, 2021

By Veronica Norris  The NAACP Philadelphia Branch ACT-SO program has launched the first of their series of  kickoff events for the 2021-2022 competition season. The purpose of ACT-SO kick-offs is to recruit potential students and engage them in the participation process. ACT-SO — an acronym which stands for the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics…

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Illusionist Mervant Vera brings a new form of entertainment to Rittenhouse Square

December 3, 2021

Illusionist Mervant Vera brings a new type of entertainment to Rittenhouse Square By Afea Tucker “Deceptions: A Magical Night of Mystery and Deception” is Philadelphia’s newest entertainment option on Rittenhouse Square. It features the “master of deceptions,” illusionist Mervant Vera. “I’m a pioneer of sorts,” Vera said. “I’m the first magician who’s had a show…

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A giant of a man with a big heart to match: Sultan Ahmad has made transition

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Retired City of Philadelphia manager and community activist Sultan Ahmad with his wife Harriet and son, Samir.  (File photo courtesy Thera Martin)(File photo courtesy Thera Martin) By Thera Martin Retired city manager and longtime community activist Sultan Ahmad made transition on November 25, Thanksgiving Day. He was 73. “The outpouring of love and…

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Cosby prosecutors urge Supreme Court to restore conviction

November 29, 2021

By MARYCLAIRE DALE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, complaining in a petition released Monday the verdict was thrown out over a questionable agreement that the comic claimed gave him lifetime immunity. They said the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in June to overturn Cosby’s conviction…

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