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Obituary: Colmore Duncan, jazz pioneer

January 25, 2019

Colmore Nathaniel Duncan was born on February 6, 1936 in Philadelphia to Helene Elizabeth Duncan (née Holland) and Colmore Garfield Duncan. He was the youngest of four children, all sons (John Clifton, Henry and Samuel). He was educated in the Philadelphia school system and graduated from Temple Preparatory School in 1957. He enlisted in the…

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Rabb explores fair school funding at House Democratic Policy Committee hearing

January 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Chris Rabb State Rep. Chris Rabb, (D-Phila.,) hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing recently to discuss the moral implications and practical solutions to addressing Pennsylvania’s ranking as the worst state in the U.S. on public education funding equity. Rabb was joined by state legislators from across the state, many of whom…

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The 27th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair, Feb. 2

January 25, 2019

The 27th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), 17th and Spring Garden Streets, in the gym, from 1 pm to 4 pm. The African American Children’s Book Project, is a small non-profit doing big things in the world of literacy. Since…

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Giving Some Assistance

January 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Girard College (Photo: Bill Z. Foster) With the government shutdown serving as a backdrop, the Philadelphia area did its best to celebrate the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. By Denise Clay Usually, the holiday celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday starts with the Martin Luther King Center…

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PHA celebrates move to new headquarters on Ridge Avenue Commercial Corridor

January 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: The Board Room on the first floor of the new PHA headquarters building is named in honor of former Commissioners Jannie Blackwell and Nellie Reynolds (3rd and 4th from left) for their long service to PHA. Blackwell still serves on City Council and remains instrumental in helping the authority reach its development goals….

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PABJ supports the News Guild of Greater Philadelphia calling for fair wages

January 24, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, January 24, 2019 – The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ), stands in solidarity with the News Guild of Greater Philadelphia in calling for fair wage labor practices and better accountability at Philadelphia Media Network (PMN). On Tuesday afternoon, roughly 50 PMN employees held a rally following the Guild’s announcement that they had requested…

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Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Founders Day 2019

January 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: From left: Dr. Penny Nixon, second vice president; Dr. Geraldine Myles, lead researcher; Dr. Monica Johnson Taylor, president; Jacqueline E. Greene, first vice president. (Photo Credit-Janet Gilmore) By Patricia Gilliam Clifford Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., continued its celebration of Founders Day on Saturday, January 12, 2019.  Dr. Monica…

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MLK Weekend Celebration at AAMP

January 19, 2019

The events are sponsored by the Citizens Charitable Foundation Friday, January 18 through Monday, January 21 The African American Museum in Philadelphia and Citizens Bank invite audiences to join us for a full weekend of enriching, fun, inspirational, family-friendly activities celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Throughout the weekend and…

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