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Daughters of the Diaspora is teaching young Black women about Reproductive Health

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When Shanaye Jeffers was in fourth grade, she often skipped touch football and double-dutch jump rope at recess to read a book on puberty. In fifth grade, she jumped at the chance to do a school project on childbirth. By the time Jeffers got her period in sixth grade, she was already well-versed in reproductive…

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First Black Owned Shopping Center Turns 50

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When he was a boy, Howard Sullivan was always excited to join his father at the construction site of what is now Sullivan Progress Plaza in North Philadelphia. And now, he said, “I’m certainly happy to see that it is still here after 50 years and after a lot of the struggles that we’ve gone…

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Featured Professional: Attorney, Marirose Roach

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As important as it is to recognize business owners and entrepreneurs, it is just as important to recognize the professionals and service providers who are excelling in their different fields of practice. Marirose Roach is one such professional. Marirose is a partner with Philadelphia based, Roach-Leite. She is passionate about fighting for the rights of spouses…

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Philadelphia Printworks: Activism Never Looked so Good

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Philadelphia Printworks is a conscious clothing company that creates T-shirts, sweatshirts and other apparel with designs inspired by social issues and the legacies of revolutionary leaders. Even if you’re the most vocal of activists, Philadelphia Printworks will help you expresses your views, thoughts and beliefs without even having to  say a word. We spoke to…

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Philadelphia’s BlackStar Film Festival: Where Black Film is High Art

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For the past several years, some of my closest East Coast friends and I have made an annual trek. For me, it’s only required me hopping in the car and driving down Kelly Drive headed towards West Philly. For others, they’ve made their way up or down 95 to experience what has become known as…

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Underground Railroad Station Found in Philadelphia

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From the outside, 625 South Delhi Street looks like an average Philadelphia rowhouse. But in the 1850s, it was home to Underground Railroad leaders William and Letitia Still. Within the house’s narrow confines, they sheltered hundreds of escapees and gave well-known figures like Harriet Tubman shelter. Looking at this almost 180-year-old rowhouse just off South…

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Philly’s Only Black Owned Cable Provider Bought By Comcast

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Comcast announced it has acquired the cable assets of Black owned cable provider , Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc., a provider of paid television and other services to many residents of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA).  Since the 1970s, Wilco has offered television services to approximately 9,000 PHA housing residents. The company’s president and founder, Will…

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Marc Lamont Hill Opens a Coffee Shop & Bookstore in Philadelphia

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Marc Lamont Hill introduces us to his new business, Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books and explains why we should all Shoppe Black. Visit Uncle Bobbies online or at 5445 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144 -Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson (IG @thebusyafrican)        

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18 More Black Owned Businesses in Philly

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As we speak, Philly is hosting the 2017 NFL Draft. Reports say this event will pump  tens of millions of dollars into the local economy. Seems like a great time to shout out some more Black owned businesses in the area. Black Owned Businesses in Philly 900AM-WURD is the only Black owned and operated talk radio station in…

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29 Black Owned Businesses in Philadelphia

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I recently moved to Philadelphia and I must say, as someone who loves art and food, the City of Brotherly Love doesn’t disappoint. Apart from great restaurants and hole in the wall “hood spots”,  the city has a thriving art scene and an up and coming tech startup scene. Check out some of the many…

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