Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith, the First Black President of Swarthmore College

‘We attract students who are curious about the world, themselves, ideas, and people’

Smith says the school recognized the importance of building an inclusive community once an investment…

By Robin White Goode

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choosing a career

Why Choosing a Career in STEM Is Everything

Even in a hot industry, knowing what to do next can be challenging

I’ve written a bit lately about the need for career fluency and how earning a…

By Robin White Goode

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia Keeps Its Kids in School and Out of Prison

Diversion program hailed as a ‘model’

In Philly, children as young as 10 “were being arrested for bringing scissors to school.”…

By Robin White Goode

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Black Heritage

These 8 Cities Are Where Everyone Wants To Go To Celebrate Black Heritage

For those looking to learn about their history year-round, here are some destinations around the country that offer African American heritage tours

To the uninformed (and sometimes ignorant), Black History Month may be unnecessary. But, if you…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Health

Diverse Scholars Work to Build a Culture of Health

New Connections provides networking, training, and support.

It’s notable when you think of how scholars advance to achieve tenure, bring in research…

By Robin White Goode

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Brandon Pankey

Meet Brandon Pankey: One of the Men Behind the Roots Picnic

Credited as one of the moving pieces behind some of your favorite music festivals, Pankey manages tours and finances for artists such as The Roots, Lil' Wayne and Jill Scott

Within minutes of speaking with Brandon Pankey, you’ll understand why he’s special. While his resume…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Got an ‘A’? It’s Worth $120

Raise.me helps high school students turn good grades into scholarship credits

How much are good grades in high school worth? A lot, with Raise.me, a new…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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22-Year-Old HBCU Grad Makes History Earning Ph.D.

Student of thermodynamics is Delaware State’s youngest doctoral candidate

A 22-year-old HBCU grad made history at Delaware State University in December when he became…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Join BlackStar Film Festival July 30 – Aug 2 in Philadelphia

The 4th annual BlackStar Film festival celebrates films by and about people of the African diaspora

The 4th annual BlackStar Film festival celebrates films by and about people of the African…

By Kandia Johnson

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NAACP To Host 106th Annual National Convention In Philadelphia

Social justice leaders convene in Philadelphia to discuss pressing issues

“Our lives, our votes, our jobs and our schools matter” – Cornell William Brooks, NAACP…

By Michael Tolbert

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Kevin Hart Awards Scholarships to Four Philly High School Seniors

Comedian teams up with UNCF to give scholarships to four Philadelphia scholars

Kevin Hart teams up with UNCF to award four Philadelphia high school seniors with $50,000…

By Courtney Connley

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Eric Holder to Hold Roundtable Meetings in Five Cities

The Attorney General plans to visit five more cities to encourage community.

Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit five more cities as part of the justice…

By Jenisha Watts

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The Roots Create Foundation to Address Educational Needs of Alma Mater

Grammy-winning band raises funds to benefit old performing arts high school

The Roots start foundation to meet the educational needs of their Philadelphia alma mater

By Courtney Connley

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black woman traveling

Weekend Escape: Philadelphia’s Hidden Treasures Revealed

The City of Brotherly Love is the perfect spa destination, whether with friends or the beau

Unknown to many, Philadelphia is the perfect spa destination, whether for a girlfriends trip, or…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Cool Jobs: Gianni Lee Emboldens ‘New Philly’ and Champions AFROPUNK

The genius behind Babylon Cartel shares his origin

Philadelphia’s own Gianni Lee, named after the fashion legend, chats with Black Enterprise about his…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Joe Frazier Statue Will Go Up in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Plans a 9-Foot Statue of Boxing Champion Joe Frazier

Sculpture should be completed by end of September

Philadelphia will place a statue of boxer Joe Frazier in the city.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tourists Disrespect Michael Brown Silent Protest In Philadelphia

Ignorance is bliss when taking a selfie

Last weekend, the protests against the villainy that happened in Ferguson, Missouri, took root at…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Charles Barkley to Pay Funeral Costs for Philly Carjacking Victims

Hall of Fame player will foot the bill

Former Philadelphia 76er, Charles Barkley, will pay the funeral costs of a family who was…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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AsforJs pilot program, Nike Brand Jordan

Jordan Brand Plans to Announce $25K High School Winner, Friday, June 13

The A's for J's program rewards high achievers in Math, Science and English.

The pilot program which kicked off in January, rewards high achievers in Math, Science and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia This Year

From the Johnson House to the Ben Franklin Museum, discover the top 10 historic attractions in Philadelphia during Black History Month

Where will you be traveling to for Black History Month?

By Kimberly Wilson

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