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Montgomery County announces 2023 Juneteenth events

June 16, 2023

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Montgomery County and community organizations are hosting several events over the next week to celebrate Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the U.S. Although the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in 1863, it was not until June 19, 1865, that enslaved people in Texas were finally freed. A full listing of…

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Moorestown Juneteenth Celebration 2023

June 16, 2023

Join us as we honor and celebrate the day ALL people living in the US, including formerly enslaved Black people, were granted freedom. As we come together as a community to commemorate emancipation, we also dream of our future and work toward the progress we still need to make as a nation. On Saturday, June…

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Montgomery County’s pandemic-era emergency rental and utility assistance program is nearing an end after distributing $100 million

June 16, 2023

A total of 8,300 households received crucial aid from March 2021 until now. NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Montgomery County has now distributed more than $100 million in emergency rental and utility assistance to about 8,300 households in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Montgomery County’s Office of Housing and Community Development has administered the funds – allocated…

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Pennsylvania university shooting wounds 2 women

April 20, 2023

ASSOCIATED PRESS  LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. — Two women were wounded by a gunshot during a spring event at a university in southeastern Pennsylvania over the weekend, authorities said. Lincoln University security officials said the shooting happened at about 10 p.m. Saturday during “Yardfest,” an annual spring event at the Chester County campus near Oxford that…

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Delaware County Council participates in Vision Zero conference

April 20, 2023

Delaware County Council Vice Chair Elaine Paul Schaefer and the Delaware County Planning Department recently participated in the day-long Vision Zero conference, held at Temple University on March 31 to address issues of sustainable mobility and the elimination of traffic-related injuries and fatalities in the region with a goal of reducing the number of traffic…

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Free screening and panel discussion focused on maternal health on April 12

March 31, 2023

The public is invited to view the free screening of the award-winning documentary film Aftershock, which powerfully examines the deadly maternal health crisis now facing women of color in the United States on April 12 at Delaware County Community College. The film explores the systemic reasons why Black and Brown women face significant health disparities…

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A conversation with New York Times best-selling author Heather McGhee

February 10, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Heather McGee speaking at Citizen University in 2016. (Photo: Citizen University) By Mac Johnson From the racial wealth gap and lack of resources in Black communities to police violence, Black people have every reason to exist in a space between eternal pessimism and existential dread. We saw another example as recently as the…

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