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Lawmakers, PennEnvironment announce ‘Zero Waste PA’ package to address single-use plastics, litter and a ‘throwaway’ society

April 19, 2019

HARRISBURG– House lawmakers joined PennEnvironment recently to announce a package of bills aimed at addressing single-use plastics, pervasive issues of litter and the various environmental harms caused by a “throwaway” society. Legislation in the “Zero Waste PA” package works to address issues created by a disposable society including single-use plastics such as straws, plastic bags…

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Community College of Philadelphia leader named one of Aspen Institute’s Presidential Fellows for Community College Excellence

April 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. David E. Thomas The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program announced the 2019-2020 class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a leadership program aimed at preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success, both in college and…

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In Memoriam: Audrey R. Johnson-Thornton: A Woman of Class, Style and Distinction

April 19, 2019

Audrey R. Johnson-Thornton was truly a woman of achievement, in every sense. For more than 30 years she dedicated herself to community involvement.  Johnson-Thornton, the president emeritus of the Belmont Mansion and founder of the American Women’s Heritage Society died Monday, April 8, 2019. She was 93. Her leadership and distinction as a visionary is…

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The Philadelphia Flyers cover statue of singer Kate Smith amid racism allegations

April 19, 2019

Photo above: Singer Kate Smith/Shutterstock PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of “God Bless America.” Flyers officials said Friday they also plan…

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Bus Stop Boutique hits 12-year milestone

April 17, 2019

Photo: Bus Stop Boutique owner Elena Brennan. Credit: Monica Peters Elena Brennan pursued her passion to become an entrepreneur much later in life. Now her successful shoe boutique is 12-years-old and internationally renowned. By Monica Peters For The SUN Meet Elena Brennan. Originally from London, she is the owner of the Bus Stop Boutique, a…

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SWHELPER hosts second annual Global Social Welfare Digital Summit

April 14, 2019

By Amy V. Simmons Although policy, systems and cultural factors vary, there is great intersectionality when it comes to social work related practices, methods and innovations around the world. SWHELPER recently hosted its second annual online Global Social Welfare Digital Summit from March 19-22, 2019. Registrants from around the world attended the livestreamed, virtual conference,…

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Preferred Meals continues fight against hunger

April 12, 2019

Pictured are members of Preferred Meals, an Elior company, who teamed up with Philabundance and educators from across the nation to pack food items for school children. This effort kicked off the National School Boards Association Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center which ended on Monday, April 1. These food packages are delivered in back…

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A message from the family of the late Audrey Johnson Thornton

April 12, 2019

Our family is deeply saddened to inform you that my mother, Mrs. Audrey Patrick Johnson Thornton passed away in her sleep on the morning of April 8, 2019.  As many of you know, she was having health challenges for some time now, but at 93 years young, she put up a good fight. We are…

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A Brave New World

April 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Attendees at the conference listening to lead organizer and secretary of  PABJ, Tauhid Chappell. (Photo by Haamza Edwards) The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists brought a variety of voices to discuss the legalization of cannabis on the medical and social level together for the ‘More Than Green: The Color of Cannabis’ conference. By…

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Lincoln to host 2nd annual computer science summer camp

April 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Summer camp students pose for a group photo outside the Ivory V. Nelson Center for the Sciences. (Photo by Devin Bonner.)  Lincoln University’s Department of Computer Science will host its second information technology summer camp for middle and high school students. The residential camp is designed to introduce students to the field of…

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