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Philadelphia Home Appraisal Bias Task Force issues final report

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Phila. City Council Majority  Leader Cherelle L. Parker (Photo/phlcouncil.com) Councilmember and Majority Leader Cherelle L. Parker (9th Dist.), along with Dr. Ira Goldstein, president of policy solutions at Reinvestment Fund, and all the members of the Philadelphia Home Appraisal Bias Task Force, have issued its final report and recommendations. This report is the…

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NAACP Denounces Sesame Place’s Treatment of Black Children and Demands Immediate Change

August 1, 2022

NAACP Denounces Sesame Place’s Treatment of Black Children and Demands Immediate Change Calls on Theme Park to “Bring Children Together, Not Divide Them” Bucks County, Pennsylvania – Numerous examples of Sesame Place characters ignoring Black children while engaging with children of other races have recently come to light. Such behavior undermines the confidence of Black…

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The City of Philadelphia announces new director of Office of Reentry Partnerships

July 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Assata Thomas, executive director, Phila. Office of Reentry Partnerships (Photo/phila.gov) The City of Philadelphia has announced the appointment of Assata Thomas as Executive Director for the Office of Reentry Partnerships, effective August 1, 2022. The Office of Reentry Partnerships is housed within the Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice & Public…

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Community College of Philadelphia receives Gateway to College Graduation Achievement Award

July 28, 2022

Community College of Philadelphia has announced that its Gateway to College program has received a Graduation Achievement Award from Achieving the Dream (ATD). Gateway to College is an early college program to reengage young people with their education and launch postsecondary careers while completing high school diplomas.   The Graduation Achievement Award recognizes positive outcomes for…

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A week of power and resolve: The 113th National NAACP Convention takes place

July 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson addresses the convention delegates. (Photo/NAACP)  By Amy V. Simmons  It was appropriate that the theme of this year’s NAACP National Convention  — “This is Power” — emphasized the feeling of empowerment that many delegates were feeling after several years apart and the determination to move forward. The occasion…

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Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Opening, Marking Midway Point in Sharswood Neighborhood Transformation

July 28, 2022

Philadelphia, Pa. (July 28, 2022) –Sharswood continues to emerge as a neighborhood of choice as PHA, public and private partners, and residents fulfill their commitments to revitalize the community.   The long-waited shopping center Sharwood Ridge, located on Ridge Avenue next to PHA’s headquarters, has opened with its anchor tenant, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, an extreme-value grocery…

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Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the 113th National NAACP Convention

July 25, 2022

Harris addressed convention attendees for the first time since her historic election as vice president of the United States. ABOVE PHOTO: Vice President Kamala Harris (Photo credit: NAACP) NAACP By Amy V. Simmons Last week’s national NAACP convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey had plenty of history to celebrate on all fronts. First, it was…

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Philadelphia cops seek man accused of rape in subway station

July 22, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) logo is shown, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Philadelphia police are looking for a man they say raped a woman on a subway platform while holding her boyfriend at gunpoint early Monday, July 18, 2022. This is the third reported sexual assault since October on a Philadelphia-area…

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Delfonics lead singer William ‘Poogie’ Hart dead at 77

July 22, 2022

ABOVE PHTO: The Delfonics, from left, Randy Cain, William “Puggie” Hart, and brother Wilbert Hart, perform at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s 14th annual Pioneer Awards in Philadelphia on Thursday, June 29, 2006, where they received an award. (AP Photo/George Widman) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK  — William “Poogie” Hart, a founder of the Grammy-winning trio…

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