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The Kensington Session

April 16, 2024

Between Mayor Cherelle Parker’s first 100 days commemoration and a bill passed during last Thursday’s Philadelphia City Council meeting, Kensington got a lot of attention that day. By Denise Clay-Murray For much of the first 100 days of this edition of Philadelphia City Council and the administration of Mayor Cherelle Parker, Kensington has been the…

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Exploring monumental developments in Black history at Stenton Museum

April 13, 2024

By Constance Garcia-Barrio Black history monuments have become a sizzling topic at Stenton Museum, which is located at 4601 N. 18th Street, near Wayne Junction. Writer, educator, and historian Amy Jane Cohen gave an illustrated talk at Stenton recently based on her book, “Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape, Deep Roots Continuing Legacy,” published by…

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Over 1,100 trees to be planted during the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s volunteer tree planting events in the Philadelphia area

April 13, 2024

ABOVE PHOTO: Fall tree planting in Norristown – for Bank of America grant The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will celebrate Earth Day by planting trees throughout the Greater Philadelphia area from April 19 – 21, 2024, with assistance from more than 75 of its PHS Tree Tenders groups, neighborhood volunteers, and community organizations. Over 1,100…

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A true public service

April 13, 2024

Vice President Kamala Harris came to town on Monday to talk up the Biden-Harris administration’s new program to give public service workers a break on student debt. ABOVE PHOTO: Vice President Kamala Harris listens to Kelli Gray, Social Work Services Manager, Philadelphia Department of Human Services express her experience with her personal struggle with student…

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Built for this

April 13, 2024

Philadelphia’s Dawn Staley cements her status as a coaching legend with her Third National Championship and an unbeaten record. She is the first African-American college basketball coach to have led her team to an unbeaten season. ABOVE PHOTO: South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley cuts down the net after the Final Four college basketball championship…

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Job Security

April 6, 2024

Under an ordinance that will come before Philadelphia City Council next week, workers who find themselves displaced when buildings that change hands will get protections they didn’t have before. By Denise Clay-Murray Sure, Philadelphia City Council meetings are interesting and always have something going on. For example, on Thursday, the names of the nine people…

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Obituary: Remembering Rev. Robert “Bobby” Collier, Jr.

April 6, 2024

On May 9, 1970, a bouncing baby boy came into this world to bring joy to his parents, Rev. Dr. Robert Collier Sr. and Rev. Dr. Maxcine Selby Collier. Affectionately known as “Bobby,” he was the elder of two children that his parents were blessed with from the Lord. He enjoyed a close relationship with…

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A Louisiana parish’s efforts to rein in domestic violence inspire action

April 6, 2024

ABOVE PHOTO: Valerie Martinez at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, which has implemented some of the strictest policies for protecting victims of domestic violence anywhere in the country.PHOTO: Annie Flanagan for The Trace Police officer Valerie Martinez put her small department at the vanguard. Her inventive policies are spreading. This article is a reprint from…

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