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Mt. Airy announces organization’s name change to Mt. Airy CDC

February 8, 2019

New name represents a return to organization’s roots Effective immediately, Mt. Airy USA announced a name change for the organization that more directly reflects its work as a Community Development Corporation: Mt. Airy CDC. The new identity includes a new logo and branding, as well as a forthcoming new website, to be launched in March….

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“From Liberty to Captivity” documentary preview

February 8, 2019

By SUN staff, Arlene Edmonds  Editor’s note: The SUN is re-printing this article with updated information that recently came to our attention. This year’s She’s My Sister weekend at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, once again featured an educational line-up of workshops and speakers informing the community about the sex trafficking industry. This year’s event…

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Director Rhyan LaMarr discusses his film “Canal Street”

February 8, 2019

By Kharisma McIIwaine  On the forefront of many discussions are race relations, economics, the criminal justice system and how the current climate of our country impacts the daily lives of people of color in America. The frustration felt nationwide surrounding the atrocities, past and present, that go hand in hand with the Black experience in…

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Kenyatta receives committee appointments for 2019-20 legislative session

February 2, 2019

HARRISBURG– State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-181st Dist.) recently announced he was appointed to serve on several House committees in order to better provide for and serve his district for the 2019-20 legislative session. The freshman legislator has been selected to serve on the Commerce; Liquor Control; State Government; Tourism and Recreational Development committees. “With all…

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Cephas to join powerful House Appropriations Committee

February 2, 2019

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Morgan Cephas (D-192nd Dist.) announced on Monday that she was appointed to serve on several key House committees to provide and better serve her district for the 2019-20 legislative session. Cephas was selected to serve on the Appropriations; Labor and Industry; Aging and Older Adult Services; and Agriculture and Rural Affairs…

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Guest Editorial: Combating poverty in Philadelphia – one student at a time

February 2, 2019

Written by Dr. Claudia Curry, director,  Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center  Kimberly Daniel, director, KEYS program;  Paula Umaña, director, Single Stop and Dr. Guy Generals, Community College of Philadelphia president A simple way to understand the relationship between poverty and success is to consider Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Too often, the basic needs represented by the…

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AKA Philly Metro Chapters celebrate Founders’ Day

February 2, 2019

The ladies who were among the special guests attending the luncheon (from left) Cheryl Mobley Stimson, former International Second Více President; Jasmine Thornton; Evelyn Sample Oates, former Centenial North Atlantic Regional Director; Elicia Pegues Spearman, chair, Leadership Fellow Committee; Bonnie Murdah, International Parlamentarian; Stephanie Rawlings Blake, former mayor of Baltimore; Gia James, North Atlantic Region,…

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Reading Is Fundamental

February 2, 2019

At the 27th annual African American Children’s Book Fair, children get the chance to explore the world through reading. By Denise Clay When it comes to turning children into readers, it’s about giving them choices. Because of this, Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati has spent the last 27 years giving children access to as many books, authors and…

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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown to step down

January 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Councilwoman Reynolds Brown with her fellow councilpersons, Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez and Councilman Curtis Jones. (Photo: Bill Z. Foster) The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) formally dedicated its new headquarters building at 2013 Ridge Avenue today. The building is part of a multi-phased, mixed use development under the Sharswood/Blumberg Transformation Plan. The housing authority…

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