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May 18, 2024

Doris “Jean” Gay Sanders Hackney: The Grandmother of North Philadelphia Each year, Grands As Parents, Inc. (G.A.P.s), located at the Church of the Advocate and Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation in North Central Philadelphia, hosts a luncheon to honor those who have exemplified its mission to “Help A Child Keep a Smile.” The luncheon is…

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Community College of Philadelphia and Google announce a new workforce development initiative

May 18, 2024

ABOVE PHOTO: Pictured from left to right: U. S. Rep. Dwight Evans; Dr. Donald Guy Generals, president, Community College of Philadelphia; State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta; State Rep. Morgan Cephas; Jaquayvius Coleman, Community College of Philadelphia graduate, Google Career Certificates graduate; Winton Steward, public affairs and public policy manager, Google; Dr. Vance Gray, associate provost, academic…

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Roebuck’s death mourned by members of Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus

May 18, 2024

Former PLBC chair remembered as a champion of education HARRISBURG, May 16 – Members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus released the following statements regarding the passing of former PLBC Chair James R. Roebuck: Said PLBC Chair Napoleon Nelson (D-Montgomery): “James R. Roebuck was a true statesman, a lawmaker who was a tireless advocate for…

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Naila Francis guides Philadelphians through grief

May 18, 2024

By Constance Garcia-Barrio This is the first installment of three in a series on grieving and resources for grief counseling. A disheartening event in the childhood of Roxborough resident Naila Francis led to a hint of her future calling as a death midwife, or death doula, and grief counselor. “Kids were throwing rocks at our…

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76 Place gets a new teammate

May 11, 2024

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Branch NAACP joined the team of organizations backingthe Philadelphia 76ers’ plans to build a new stadium downtown. By Denise Clay-Murray While the brain trust of the Philadelphia 76ers is trying to figure out which pieces to put around former MVP Joel Embiid and popular All-Star Tyrese Maxey to get them to…

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Illuminated Hearts and Philadelphia’s Freeway present the Grand Baby Shower

May 8, 2024

By Kharisma McIlwaine Homecare agency Illuminated Hearts was founded in 2015 with the goal of providing personal service assistance in the home to seniors and individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. Committed to giving back, the company has dedicated countless hours to cultivating community and creating opportunities for those in need. In their latest venture,…

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Lt. Gov. Austin Davis, Commonwealth victim advocates and victim services coalitions highlight the importance of the Victims Compensation Assistance Program

May 4, 2024

ABOVE PHOTO: Lt. Gov. Austin Davis, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Chair, at a press conference regarding the Shapiro-Davis Administration’s plan to allocate $5 million to bolster the Victims Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP) in the upcoming state budget. VCAP serves as a critical financial lifeline for people who have experienced crime victimization. Over the…

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Pennsylvania to receive over $156 million from Biden administration for “Solar for All” initiative

May 4, 2024

HARRISBURG  – Pennsylvania was awarded over $156 million this week from the Biden administration to deliver affordable, reliable, and sustainable solar power to low-income Pennsylvanians and environmental justice communities. The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority’s (PEDA) Solar for All initiative is estimated to benefit more than 14,000 Pennsylvania households, save more than $192 million on Pennsylvanians’…

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