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Pennsylvania’s new online absentee ballot application launched Monday

September 20, 2019

HARRISBURG, PA –  As of last Monday, Pennsylvania voters have a new option to apply online for their absentee ballot, Governor Tom Wolf announced. The mobile-friendly application site is: www.votesPA.com/ApplyAbsentee. Voters who apply will receive their absentee ballot in the mail. Previously, voters could only complete a paper absentee ballot application and mail or hand-deliver…

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To Impeach or Not to Impeach

September 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Moderator Tiffany Cross (2nd from right) and panelists listen to audience concerns during the Q&A portion of the session. (Photo: Amy V. Simmons) Since his election in November 2016, President Donald Trump and his administration have waged a war upon our nation’s precedents and norms with their incendiary rhetoric and outright cruel policies. From…

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No Struggle, No Progress

September 20, 2019

Last week’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference looked at ways that African Americans have both been tested and have triumphed since being forced onto American shores. By Denise Clay This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first ship filled with enslaved Africans landing on American shores. With a theme of “400 Years: Our Legacy,…

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Head of counseling at Penn dies in suicide

September 13, 2019

By Elin Johnson www.insidehighered.com Gregory Eells, executive director of counseling and psychological services at the University of Pennsylvania, died by suicide early Monday morning. ​Eells, 52, had been in the position for six months. Previously he was at Cornell University for nearly a decade, and before that at the University of Southern Mississippi. The incident…

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Philadelphia FIGHT promotes Men’s Wellness with Community Health Fair

September 13, 2019

Philadelphia FIGHT will hold its first “Strength in Numbers Men and Boys’ Health Fair” on Saturday, September 28 from 11am – 4 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, located 2101 Cecil B Moore Avenue. The purpose of this free health fair is to bring awareness to the often overlooked topic of men’s health….

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PA Legislative Black Caucus in conjunction with Universal Institute Charter School community court held the first ever policy hearing on youth criminal justice

September 13, 2019

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, chaired by State Representative Stephen Kinsey held a policy hearing on criminal justice featuring Universal Institute Charter School (UISC) Community Youth Court. This was the first-ever policy hearing featuring youth. The young people selected to participate are members of the UICS School and Community Based Youth Court who provided testimony. …

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Maternity Care Coalition is named a finalist in Aetna’s 2019 Voices of Health competition

September 13, 2019

Maternity Care Coalition recently announced that it is a finalist in Aetna’s 2019 Voices of Health, a competition and celebration of grassroots non-profit organizations across the country that are working to address social determinants of health in their communities. Online voting is available to the public  until October 13 at www.aetnavoicesofhealth.com/2019/philadelphia/agencies/maternity-care-coalition.  All organizations participating in…

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Call for Philly police head to resign over Rodney King shirt

September 13, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Councilwoman Cindy Bass associated press A city council member is calling for the resignation of the Philadelphia police commissioner for having worn a T-shirt decades ago that critics say made light of a Los Angeles police beating. Acting commissioner Christine Coulter said Tuesday she was “profoundly sorry” for the shirt reading, “L.A.P.D. We Treat…

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