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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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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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Philadelphia Rapper Inspires Change Among Inner City Youth

Celebrating the recent release of his first album, "On The Other Side," the activist hopes to inspire youth to escape beyond the city limits to achieve their dreams

Have you listened to him before?

By Kimberly Wilson

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The rapper Meek Mill and NBA guard Dion Waiters -- both Philly natives -- are taking to their backyard for the first-ever Dreamchasers Summit. Their goal? Help young people realize what it takes to help realize their potential.

Why Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers Summit Really, Really Matters

In the 26-year-old Philadelphia native few observers will see anything but just another rapper

Temple University is hosting the first-ever Dreamchasers Summit on Aug. 30.

By Darren Sands

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Philadelphia and Verizon Team Up to Create Region’s 1st Small Business Week

Week will feature a series of events allowing small-business owners to gain insights to better run their business

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Verizon will present Greater Philadelphia’s inaugural Small Business…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Shocking! Philly Gunman Traps Men in Chinese Takeout Spot

Police post video of the shooting on Youtube

Philly police seek public’s help in finding a gunman

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black School Districts in Philly Rocked by 23 School Closings

Mostly black kids will be affected by the closings

Philly school board closes several schools for “underperforming”

By Makkada B. Selah

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Goldman Sachs Announces $20 million Initiative to Philadelphia

Goldman Sachs Announces $20m Small Business Initiative in Philly

Philadelphia is the 9th city in Golden Sachs' "10,000 Small Businesses" Initiative.

Initiative aims to help small businesses in Philadelphia by providing access to capital and education

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Roots’ Mural Project Debuts in Philadelphia

Black Thought and ?uestlove will unveil their new mural in their hometown

Black Thought and ?uestlove will unveil their new mural in their hometown of Philadelphia.

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Woman Who Provides Children Free Lunches Faces $600 Fine

The state run program serves over 60 children free lunches on a daily basis

The state run program serves over 60 children free lunches on a daily basis

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In the News: Queen Latifah Gets Another Talk Show; Yale Study Shows Beverage Industry Targets Minority Youth and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent nearly 30 years on death row (Image: File)

In the News: Supreme Court Decides Mumia Abu-Jamal Can Get New Sentence;NBA Cancels First Two Weeks and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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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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Tanya Hall, executive director of the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress, ensures the Global Fusion Festival expands each year (Image: Press)

3 Tips for Organizing a Major Event

In five years Tanya Hall grew the Global Fusion Festival into one of Philly's biggest events and she's ready to share her knowledge

Global Fusion Festival director Tanya Hall offers fellow event organizers her three surefire ways to…

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GOP Reports Voter Intimidation

As citizens flock in droves to rock the vote today,…

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