5:21 PM / Thursday January 20, 2022


The holiday Kwanzaa

December 23, 2021

WWW.OFFICIALKWANZAAWEBSITE.ORG The holiday Kwanzaa is a product of creative cultural synthesis. That is to say, it is the product of critical selection and judicious mixture on several levels. First, Kwanzaa is a synthesis of both Continental African and Diaspora African cultural elements. This means that it is rooted in both the cultural values and practice…

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Thanksgiving turkey giveaway honors slain rapper Young Dolph

November 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Friends of slain rapper Young Dolph distribute Thanksgiving turkeys outside St. James Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. The hip-hop artist and music label owner had helped organize the event, but he was fatally shot Wednesday inside a Memphis bakery. Police were searching for suspects Friday. (AP Photo/Adrian…

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Women of color growing force as mom influencers

November 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Kisha Gulley appears with her sons Sebastian, 2, left, and Santana, 5, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 in Phoenix. Gulley is an Instagram influencer and blogger who generates income from her content. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Astrid Galvan ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX — Kisha Gulley was once kicked out of a Facebook group for mothers with…

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Obituary: Remembering Jerry Pinkney

October 29, 2021

By Monica C. RSS WWW.FREELIBRARY.ORG We were very saddened to hear about Jerry Pinkney’s sudden passing last week at the age of 81. He was a Philadelphian by birth and spoke at the Free Library numerous times to share his beautiful books and art. So much so. that on July 19, 2016, Mayor Jim Kenney…

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Obituary: Businessman, d’Zert Club co-founder and community activist Ali Salahuddin dies

July 30, 2021

Longtime Philadelphia resident, businessman and community activist Ali Salahuddin died last Thursday, July 22, 2021. Salahuddin, with wife Helen Salahuddin co-founded the d’Zert Club and the African Genesis Institute, an organization dedicated to teaching African American youth their true history and culture. He was 74.  A world traveler, Salahuddin also established many other business ventures…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… Church

July 16, 2021

As I recently walked the mall on a rainy Sunday morning, I thought back to the days when we were getting up, getting ourselves ready, and getting it together to get to that house of worship; the place where GOD adjures us to come receive the Word, to fellowship with sistahs and brothahs in JESUS,…

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