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Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock fatally shot at South Los Angeles restaurant:

September 13, 2022

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Rapper PnB Rock, a well-known hip-hop artist from Philadelphia, was fatally shot Monday afternoon during a robbery at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles, police sources told ABC News. He was 30 years old. Although the Los Angeles Police Department did not officially name the victim, sources at the LAPD told ABC…

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Sheryl Lee Ralph, 66, 1st-time nominee, wins Emmy award

September 13, 2022

By Sally Ho Veteran actor Sheryl Lee Ralph, an ageless stalwart of the industry who won an Emmy as a first-time nominee at the age of 66, relished in her victory by bellowing powerful lyrics about being an “Endangered Species,” and imploring others to never give up on themselves no matter how long it takes…

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City Council to return to in-person meetings

September 9, 2022

Below is a statement from Council President Darrell L. Clarke on City Council’s plans to return to weekly meetings this fall:   “For over two years, as the COVID-19 pandemic has infected millions and caused untold fatalities around the world, the country and here in Philadelphia, City Council has taken every step possible to safeguard…

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Derek Green, Maria Quinones Sanchez resign from City Council

September 7, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) today released the following statement regarding the resignations of Councilmember Maria Quiñones Sánchez (7th District) and Councilmember Derek Green (At Large): “Councilmembers Quiñones Sánchez and Green have communicated to me their resignations from City Council, effective today.” “I have known and worked with Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez for many years,…

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“…A republic, if you can keep it…”

September 4, 2022

On Thursday night, President Joe Biden came to Philadelphia to remind the nation that Benjamin Franklin wasn’t kidding. By Denise Clay-Murray ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden speaks outside Independence Hall, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) The symbolism wasn’t lost on many of the people attending President Joe Biden’s nationally televised speech…

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Philadelphia Outward Bound School receives grant from international funding competition

September 1, 2022

The Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $233,377 as part of the John Templeton Foundation’s new Character Through Community funding competition. The competition, announced in early 2021, received over 800 applications from organizations around the world. Funding from the grant will support three years of collaborative programming…

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Bebashi partners with local grassroots organizations to bring more HIV self-testing to Philadelphia’s most vulnerable communities

September 1, 2022

Bebashi has announced two new partnerships with local grassroots organizations — SistaTalkPHL and Ark of Safety LGBTQ+ Safe Haven. These organizations will now be providing self-testing HIV kits and referring individuals to Bebashi’s prevention navigation services. Bebashi -Transition to Hope is a nonprofit that was founded in 1985 as a full-service HIV/AIDS organization with a…

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A time to grieve

September 1, 2022

On the first anniversary of the death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility, family, friends, and community leaders gathered to honor her memory and to call for justice in her case. ABOVE PHOTO: Fanta Bility (Photo courtesy: The family of Fanta Bility) By Denise Clay-Murray Before her death last August, a bright, sunny Saturday morning might have…

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Balance in the rental market focus of recent House Democratic Policy hearing

August 26, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The House Democratic Policy Committee hosted a hearing on balance in the rental market at Salus University’s Eye Institute Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022 in Philadelphia. Rep. Darisha Parker (pictured at far left) hosted the hearing. (Photo/ Pa. House) PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing last Tuesday in Philadelphia…

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Keystone First provides free legal services to offset evictions for members with disabilities 

August 26, 2022

Keystone First, the largest Medicaid plan in southeastern Pennsylvania, has teamed with a local non-profit to provide legal services at no cost to help Keystone First Medicaid members with disabilities or chronic health conditions mitigate the risk of eviction and address health-harming housing conditions.  The Housing Stability Initiative, a collaboration between Keystone First and the…

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