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Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Housing Authority Celebrate Completion of Oxford Green

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Way to Grow: Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) held a celebration on June 8 as the final three homes were sold in Oxford Green, Habitat’s 20-unit affordable housing development in Sharswood. From left: Habitat for Humanity CEO Corinne O’Connell; Congressman Dwight Evans; City Council President Darrell L. Clarke:…

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Mural honoring George Floyd vandalized in Philadelphia

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Shown is a mural of George Floyd that was defaced with white nationalist graffiti in Philadelphia, Friday, June 4, 2021. The mural was commissioned by the North 5th Street Revitalization Project. The community group believes the vandalism occurred sometime overnight. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA  — A mural of George Floyd in…

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Black business leaders seek ARP investment in local businesses

June 11, 2021

The Black Business Leadership Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BBLC), representing hundreds of business owners, advocates and experts, is calling for the City of Philadelphia to commit to a strategic investment in Black businesses, wealth and communities. Philadelphia will receive $1.4 billion from the American Rescue Plan (ARP). These funds must be used strategically to address…

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Mayor Kenney announces “Philly Vax Sweepstakes” giving vaccinated Philadelphians dozens of chances to win up to $50,000

June 11, 2021

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has announced the launch of “Philly Vax Sweepstakes,” a series of three citywide drawings designed to give Philadelphians extra motivation to get their vaccination against COVID-19 as the city fully reopens this summer. A total of 36 vaccinated Philadelphians will win cash prizes up to $50,000, totaling nearly $400,000 in giveaways….

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The Dell Music Center’s reopening: Excitement and concern

June 11, 2021

By Jim Brown It’s been a long year of instability: COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing requirements closed down The Dell Music Center last summer and silenced the music for fans in Philadelphia and the tri-state area.. Recently the City of Philadelphia held a press conference to officially announce the reopening of the well-loved concert venue,…

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From singing background for Mariah Carey to performing around the globe, singer Kharisma McIlwaine is “All In” with debut single

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Kharisma McIlwaine   (Photo credit: Alloyius McIlwaine)  By Moni Jones Meet Kharisma McIlwaine, a third generation musician, whose heavenly voice ranges from first soprano to whistle register (think Mariah Carey). A woman whose voice embodies the angelic sounds of Minnie Riperton with a gentle version of the vocal prowess of Whitney Houston. That’s…

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The 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show opens to record crowds

June 9, 2021

An annual late winter tradition shifts gears and becomes a late spring outdoor event with the theme of ‘Habitat: Nature’s Masterpiece.’ By Amy V. Simmons Above photo: Jeff Leatham, floral designer and the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia’s artistic director, speaks about the inspiration for his exhibit, “ Habitat.” (Photo/Bill Z. Foster) For the first time…

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Universal Companies founder Kenny Gamble and Dr. Penny Nixon issue joint statement on school charter renewal recommendation

June 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Universal Audenried Charter School (Photo courtesy UC) Kenny Gamble’s statement on charter recommendation: “Recently we learned the School District’s Charter Schools Office (“CSO”) intends to recommend to the School Board that Universal Audenried’s school charter be renewed only on the condition that the school agrees to a “surrender clause,” which forces the school…

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