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Tiffany Gilbert, Manager African American Commerce of PA, passes away

February 18, 2021

Message from Regina A. Hairston, AACC President & CEO: It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Tiffany Gilbert, AACC Office Manager and Community Liaison. Tiffany had been a valuable member of our AACC family since January 2019 and served the members and community passionately until she was no longer…

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AP source: Eagles send Carson Wentz to Colts for draft picks

February 18, 2021

By ROB MAADDI PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts, according to a person familiar with the deal. The Eagles will receive a third-round pick in this year’s draft and a conditional second-round pick in 2022 that can turn into a first-round pick if Wentz plays…

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Historic Black colleges to get $650,000 to preserve campuses

February 18, 2021

By CHRISTINE FERNANDO CHICAGO (AP) — Several historically Black colleges and universities will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their campuses as part of a new initiative announced Tuesday. The funding for the HBCUs comes as leaders of the colleges and universities continue to advocate for additional funding nearly a year into the…

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8 persons shot at Broad & Olney Transportation Center

February 17, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At least eight people were wounded by gunfire Wednesday near a transit station in north Philadelphia, and one was critically injured, police said. A 71-year-old man was listed in critical condition after he was hit once in the stomach and multiple times in the legs shortly before 3 p.m. near the Southeastern…

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Feb. 19, 20: Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to administer vaccines for 24 hours at Liacouras Center

February 17, 2021

Dr. Ala Stanford founder and CEO of the black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium has announced a 24 hour vaccination clinic. Vaccinations will be administered on Friday, February, 19 through Saturday, February 20 at the Liacouras Center located at 1776 North Broad St., Philadelphia No appointment necessary. Walk-ups allowed. Persons eligible for vaccinations are (Must be 1B):…

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Johnson introduces and helps pass street naming resolution

February 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Councilmember Johnson joins Paul “Earthquake” Moore’s reenactment march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  By Napoleon F. Kingcade  After a great effort at Philadelphia City Hall, Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson was able to get the backing of Philadelphia City Council to rename a street in Southwest Philadelphia after former boxer and community leader…

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Philly Philly!

February 12, 2021

In the latest chapter of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout debacle, City Council and Mayor Jim Kenney debate the pros, cons and racial equity of using stadiums as mass vaccination sites. By Denise Clay-Murray While people don’t remember everything about the Philadelphia Eagles victory in Super Bowl LII, they do remember the “Trick Play Heard ‘Round…

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Dr. Ala Stanford closes vaccination registration sign up: Persons from outside Black communities taking spots from those who need it

February 11, 2021

Dr. Ala Stanford from the Black Doctors COVID19 Consortium has closed registration and tightened requirements to receive COVID 19 vaccinations. ID will be required. If you are not in a high risk category you will be turned away. Dr. Stanford held a press conference at Enon Baptist Church on Wednesday stating that healthy persons from…

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Feb 13: Bynum Hospitality Group partners with local organizations to give free food to restaurant workers and jazz musicians

February 9, 2021

The Bynum Hospitality Group owners and operators of SOUTH, WARMDADDY’S, RELISH and the HERO KITCHE in partnership with Share Food Program, the Feed Philly Coalition, Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association and Jazz Philadelphia present “SHARE THE LOVE”: A Day of Love for Restaurant Workers & Jazz Musicians. A free Box of Love that contains meat,…

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Library association awards Carnegie medals to McBride, Giggs

February 9, 2021

By HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s winners of the Carnegie medals for fiction and nonfiction, presented by the American Library Association, have each checked out a few books in their time. “I work from libraries a lot, and my wallet is full of library cards,” says Rebecca Giggs, an Australian author whose…

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