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Sneakers sent to Africa with love 

August 26, 2022

A South Philadelphia resident hits the streets on trash day and finds decent sneakers to send to Africa. ABOVE PHOTO: Ogbonna Hagins with his ‘treasure trove’ of sneakers to be sent to Africa through the immigrants he helps.  (Photo by Napoleon Kingcade) By Napoleon F. Kingcade Inside a three-block long storage building that sits on the…

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Mantua celebrates end of summer with two community events

August 26, 2022

Photos by Jim Brown Mantua came together for two end of summer community celebrations —  the Mantua Fun & Games Festival at Miles Mack Playground and a book bag and school supplies giveaway at Dimplez For Dayz Recreation Center, where 1,000 book bags and school supplies were distributed. At the festival, 250 youth and families…

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Man charged with election interference tied to Capitol riot

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Insert: Antonio LaMotta (Philadelphia Police Department via AP) and background: Washington DC, USA Jan 6 2021: Riots in DC (Shuttertsock.com) By Ben Finley ASSOCIATED PRESS  A Virginia man who is facing trial on charges that he drove a Hummer packed with guns to Philadelphia to interfere with the 2020 presidential election has been…

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Allan Domb announces City Council resignation

August 19, 2022

Allan Domb (At-Large) announced his resignation from the Philadelphia City Council on Monday, issuing the following statement:  “As I announce my resignation from the Philadelphia City Council today, I am immensely grateful to Philadelphians for putting their trust in me to lead and I am incredibly proud of all that we have accomplished over the…

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A total of 16 BIPOC arts organizations receive over $6 million through Philadelphia’s Cultural Treasures

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The Philadanco! organization is one of the PCT grantees.  (Photo/J. Harris)  The William Penn Foundation, in collaboration with The Barra Foundation, Neubauer Family Foundation, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and Wyncote Foundation recently announced over $6 million in general operating support to 16 organizations through the Philadelphia’s Cultural Treasures (PCT) initiative. …

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Black and Planted: Helping community, flowers, and plants to grow together

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Erika “DivaErykah” Johnson (Photo courtesy Erika Johnson) By Amy V. Simmons A major lesson that the COVID-19 pandemic taught us was how to adapt our lives in a way that enabled us to continue working while minimizing disruptions. The disruption required creative adaptation for those whose work relies heavily on one-on-one interactions. Although…

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Sesame Place to train workers on diversity after lawsuit

August 12, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Big Bird is shown on a sign near an entrance to Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa., Dec. 26, 2019. The first Sesame Place opened almost 40 years ago outside Philadelphia. A new Sesame Street theme park is set to open next month in San Diego. Officials on Wednesday, Feb. 9. 2022, announced the…

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