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3 Fundraising Lessons From the Smithsonian African-American Museum

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I remember the unseasonably, mild February morning when more than 600 of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Florida Mayor Requests $8 Million for African American Heritage Museum

Hometown of Zora Neale Hurston may get largest center of black history in state

Officials in Eatonville, Fla., recently announced plans to build an $8 million African American History…

By Janell Hazelwood

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With summer in full swing, most people are in search of a destination getaway—a place to kick back and relax, while enjoying all that their temporary home away from home has to offer. But sometimes you can accomplish the same goal by taking advantage of the signature sites of your own city. Why not save up for the next getaway by opting for the convenient (and often more affordable) staycation?  It’s an option Tanya Hall, executive director of the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC)—a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau—urges locals to explore.  “We want to make sure we have our own footprint in terms of a destination for African Americans,” says Hall. That very footprint includes various city sites, from the history housed at the African American Museum to down home southern cuisine offered at Ms. Tootsie’s Restaurant Bar & Lounge. BlackEnterprise.com packed up and explored the northeast domain, suggesting fun ideas for families, couples and solo travelers in the City of Brotherly Love. —Janel Martinez

9 Staycation Ideas for Philadelphia Enthusiasts

These staycation musts make The City of Brotherly Love a backyard luxury

Some of the best vacations happen in your own backyard. using Philadelphia as an example…

By Janel Martinez

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