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New social challenges and opportunities steered the agenda at the A.E.A.O.N.M.S. Annual Convention

August 19, 2021

By Leah Fletcher  The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (A.E.A.O.N.M.S.)held its 128th Imperial Council Session and 110th Annual Imperial Court in Philadelphia. The convention was one of the first major gatherings in Philadelphia since the COVID-19 pandemic and allowed the organization to face new challenges and opportunities as its 2022 program…

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3 former Philly cops charged with perjury in exonerated case

August 13, 2021

By CLAUDIA LAUER PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia grand jury has recommended criminal charges against three former homicide detectives, including perjury in the 2016 retrial of Anthony Wright, who was since exonerated by DNA evidence in the rape and murder of an elderly woman. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced the results of the grand…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Lincoln University To co-host inaugural Mid-Atlantic Underground Railroad Conference

August 12, 2021

The Lincoln University Center for the Study of the Underground Railroad and Voices Underground — an organization focused on preserving and sharing the Underground Railroad’s story — next spring will host their inaugural conference: “Seeking Freedom: The Underground Railroad in the Mid-Atlantic.” The three-day conference will be held March 31 to April 2, 2022, on…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Montgomery County offers back to school immunizations at reopened health centers and COVID-19 clinics

August 12, 2021

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – As the back-to-school season begins, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) wants to let parents and guardians know they now have more location options when scheduling their children for school-required immunizations. The County is now scheduling childhood immunizations at both its reopened Health Centers and County-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics. All…

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National Night Out event empowers a determined West Philadelphia community

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: (Photo: Jim Brown) In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and out of control gun violence, initiatives like National Night Out help organizations, residents and the police in neighborhoods like this one showcase ongoing efforts to make their communities safe. By Jim Brown Last week’s National Night Out event at Clara Muhammad Square in…

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Stormy Weather

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Keith Dutton points to his car, next to one flipped on its side by flood water, in Upper Darby, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004. “All of the sudden a manhole cover shoots up out of the ground in front of my home and water was just shooting out,” said Dutton. Torrential rain and…

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Preserving history in a changing neighborhood

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The exterior of the Marian Anderson Museum & Historical Society in Philadelphia, is shown Monday, June 28, 2021.  (Monica Herndon/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP) Repairing the Marian Anderson House is part of a larger effort to preserve the history of South Philadelphia as development continues. By Denise Clay-Murray The area around the Marian…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: County Council votes to end private management of George W. Hill Correctional Facility

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Delaware County Councilman Kevin Madden (Photo/delcopa.gov) Delaware County Council voted unanimously to end the private management...

Politics

Congress off the rails? Lawmakers barrel toward fall fights

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The U.S Capitol at sunset in Washington, on Sept. 30, 2021. Year-end pileups of crucial...

Stateside

Capitol cop indicted, told Jan. 6 rioter to hide evidence

October 15, 2021

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted...

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Nichole Johnson is the only Black woman-owned liquor importer, exporter and distributor in the world

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Nichole Johnson By Flo Anthony Just in case you missed this piece of news, Dave...

Food And Beverage

New study: 2 out of 3 prioritize eating quality breakfast

October 15, 2021

BPT For the past 18 months, Americans have been spending more time at home, a trend that...

Entertainment

Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

October 16, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial...

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