3:32 AM / Wednesday July 24, 2019


A Lawful Truth: Mice or Men? The gift of being a father

June 14, 2019

By Andrea Lawful Sanders As Father’s Day quickly approaches and you all try to figure out the most basic of gifts to give the men in your lives, allow me to share what has been a best kept secret.  Fathers are a valuable and needed part of their children’s lives.  There, I said it. Too…

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Patti Labelle to have Center City street renamed in her honor

June 13, 2019

Philadelphia soul music icon Patti LaBelle, will have a Center City street renamed in her honor. Broad and Spruce Streets will be renamed Patti Labelle Way. LaBelle will be honored during this year’s Wawa Welcome America festival on July 2 at 4 p.m. Labelle will also read an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence in…

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The Defender Association of Philadelphia — the city’s best kept secret

June 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Keir Bradford-Grey By Andrea Lawful Sanders The Defender Association of Philadelphia is nestled on 1411 Sansom Street between famous restaurants Ocean Prime and Del Frisco’s Steakhouse. It is easy to miss, covered with scaffolding as it undergoes repairs and cosmetic changes. If one isn’t looking for it, it most certainly would be overlooked…

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Keeping It “Kool”

June 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: From left: Willa Hightower, chairwoman, Marian Anderson Award; Gregory Murphy, interim executive director, Marian Anderson Awards; Lady Alma; Bill Jolly, music director, Marian Anderson Awards and Dyana Williams celebrate the announcement of the 2019 Marian Anderson Award, which will be presented on November 12 to R &B pioneers Kool and The Gang. (Photo/ Robert…

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2019 senior class of Universal Audenried CharterHigh School receives $800k in academic scholarships

June 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Bensalem Mayor Joe Di Girolamo, Faatimah Gamble The 2019 Universal Audenried Charter High School graduating senior class continued making great academic strides by receiving a total of $800,000 in scholarships. The graduates celebrated this accomplishment on June 3, 2019 during a graduation ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania’s Irvine Auditorium. The original Charles Y….

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Appeals court grants Meek Mill a hearing in ’08 conviction

June 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Meek Mill’s lawyers will get a chance to argue the rapper’s 2008 conviction on gun and drug charges should be overturned. Pennsylvania Superior Court granted Mill a hearing in his long-running appeal, his legal team announced Tuesday. Arguments are scheduled for July 16 in Philadelphia. Mill has been trying to get his…

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The Black butterfly that saved our lives with her own…

May 30, 2019

By Andrea Lawful Sanders Davida Corinne Godett’s beautiful and inspiring soul left her body on May 13 2019, after facing several adverse health challenges, including a final battle with cancer.  She was so determined, even after being told there was nothing left to do, that she spoke of one last ditch effort to stay alive…

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