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NAACP Philly Act-So Success Stories

April 5, 2021

Michael Woodard NAACP Philly ACT-SO Local Gold Medalist and participant of the National NAACP ACT-SO 2016 Top five finalist – 2018 Season of American Idol Woodard was a part of the “American Idol” Final Five Tour which traveled all over the country, including a stop in Philly. Woodard will be debuting in an upcoming Netflix…

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Featuring fabulous women firsts! ‘Star Trek’ makes history with first ever Black female director: Hanelle Culpepper

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Hanelle Culpepper (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/Shutterstock) blacknews.com “Star Trek” has always had a diverse cast, from George Takei, who is Japanese, to Nichelle Nichols, who is African-American. And now, the popular TV series has Hanelle Culpepper, its first Black female director in the franchise’s history of more than 50 years. Culpepper is a…

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Featuring fabulous women firsts! Fabiana Pierre-Louis, the first Black woman to sit on the New Jersey Supreme Court

March 18, 2021

blacknews.com In June 2020, 39-year old Fabiana Pierre-Louis succeeded Walter Timpone to become the first Black woman to sit on New Jersey’s Supreme Court, the state’s highest court. She carries the legacy of John Wallace, who became the first Black male judge on the state supreme court in 2003. Pierre-Louis, who is Haitian-American, previously worked…

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Black D.C. archbishop’s rise marks a historic moment

October 30, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sunday Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory greets churchgoers at St. Mathews Cathedral after the annual Red Mass in Washington. Pope Francis on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn…

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Concerned Clergy Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia hosts virtual roundtable dialogue on leadership

August 28, 2020

Philadelphia, PA – Concerned Clergy Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia will be hosting a virtual roundtable discussion. This is the first of its kind to take place in Philadelphia. In the climate we are all currently facing here in America, it is more important now more than ever that…

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The history of Juneteenth

June 15, 2020

JUNETEENTH.COM Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major Gen. Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that…

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White evangelical voters split on Trump’s behavior, poll shows

March 19, 2020

By Andy Monserud COURTHOUSENEWS.COM White evangelical Christians widely support President Donald Trump, but a new Pew Research Center poll suggests that support may be nuanced, with some members of the group expressing mixed feelings about his personal conduct. The poll of 6,395 Americans, conducted between Feb. 4 to 15, 2020, and released last Thursday, surveyed…

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Recent News

Local

SUBURBAN NEWS: County Council votes to end private management of George W. Hill Correctional Facility

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Delaware County Councilman Kevin Madden (Photo/delcopa.gov) Delaware County Council voted unanimously to end the private management...

Politics

Congress off the rails? Lawmakers barrel toward fall fights

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The U.S Capitol at sunset in Washington, on Sept. 30, 2021. Year-end pileups of crucial...

Stateside

Capitol cop indicted, told Jan. 6 rioter to hide evidence

October 15, 2021

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted...

Go With The-Flo

Nichole Johnson is the only Black woman-owned liquor importer, exporter and distributor in the world

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Nichole Johnson By Flo Anthony Just in case you missed this piece of news, Dave...

Food And Beverage

New study: 2 out of 3 prioritize eating quality breakfast

October 15, 2021

BPT For the past 18 months, Americans have been spending more time at home, a trend that...

Entertainment

Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

October 16, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial...

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