As we come up on the holiday season, we may need to make a quick getaway to refresh ourselves, some do staycations, but just as easy could be a three-hour ride to the National Harbor in Maryland.
NEW YORK — Lady Gaga wore meat and Rihanna went naked, practically. Kate Middleton delivered royal wedding opulence and Billy Porter went viral in a tuxedo gown. There was the much-coveted Olivia Pope white coat, Lupita Nyong'o's perfect powder blue Oscar gown and Karl Lagerfield's embrace o…
Artists, community leaders, historians and West Philadelphia residents gathered Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, to mark the dedication and unveiling of the Stephen Smith mural at Stephen Smith Tower Apartments at 1030 Belmont Ave. Lead artist Keisha Whatley, of Custom Arts Studio, discussed Smith’s …
Every December the residents of the 2700 block of Smedley Street celebrate the season by transforming their neighborhood into the “Smedley Street Christmas Light Spectacular.” Located on Smedley Street between 16th & 17th, anchored by Moyamensing and Oregon Avenues. As part of their home…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Drag queen and TV star RuPaul, late poet Maya Angelou and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk were among 10 people inducted Tuesday night into the California Hall of Fame.
The mission of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.
Like many actors who came before her, Ohio native Daria Pilar Redus fell in love with the theater when she was still quite young.
Tiffany Haddish and Common but where’s Angela Rye? When we checked last, Common spoke about dealing with many issues from his youth with therapy, which helped him reunite with Angela Rye. The two community activists had been seeing each other, broke up and then got back together. They even g…
NEW YORK — The top 15 albums of the decade by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu:
Lizzo has had quite the week. The “Juice” singer garnered lots of attention this past weekend for her outfit choice at an L.A. Lakers game. She wore a revealing t-shirt that showcased her assets complemented with a black thong and black fishnets.
NEW YORK — On "Oodles O' Noodles Babies," a song on Meek Mill's latest album, he raps about childhood struggles battling everything from poverty to violence, and proclaims: "We couldn't afford no clothes/It was hand me down/Who would think a (dude) get a Grammy now?"
This year, two deeply emotional and soulful Philly jazz recordings made in the early 1970s were dusted off and brought back to life.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — A 160-year-old church believed to be the oldest Black church in the United States and built by enslaved Africans has been restored to a version of its former glory.
Monumental Baptist Church
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are …
Southern hospitality aptly describes New Psalmist Baptist Church located 2301 N. Carlisle St. in North Philadelphia. Firm handshakes, big hugs, warm smiles, lively music and uplifting sermons greet those who cross its thresholds.
New Psalmist Baptist Church
My immediate reaction to a recent sermon I heard was to share it. Although this was not the topic of the message, the pastor’s comment about life and death made me think about my own obituary. It seems that the inventor of dynamite got an unusual chance to read his own obituary and was very …
Annette Williams, an interior decorator, died on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. She was 83.
Keyonna Reed, an entrepreneur, died on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. She was 20.
Sharon A. Ramsey-Walker, a retired educator who championed “at risk” youth, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. She was 71.
As a senior at Cornell in the 1930s, Margaret Lawrence had a nearly perfect academic record and expected to attend the university’s medical school. But Lawrence, the only Black student in her class, was denied admission.
Juice WRLD, one of a crop of sweet-voiced singing rappers who emerged from the streaming platform SoundCloud in recent years, died on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, authorities said. He was 21.
James Hite, a bus driver, died on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. He was 72.
A local organization hosted its inaugural Celebrating the Joy of Giving event Sunday outside the Macy’s store at the King of Prussia Mall.
Members of City Council recently approved a resolution to rename the 6600 block of Germantown Avenue after late activist and journalist Jerome (Jerry) Whyatt Mondesire.
The Smart Center of Child Development Technology and Education, a local education nonprofit, fed 100 people at its three locations in Lawnside, New Jersey, and North and Southwest Philadelphia.
Lauren Gordon of Norristown, Pennsylvania, was named FanSided’s 2019 Fan of The Year.
Delaware County Community College student Frederick “Freddie” Shegog of Drexel Hill participated recently in a panel discussion during the National Communication Association conference in Baltimore.
Mindfulness Meditation — Dec. 5
SAN ANTONIO — Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest.
DALLAS — A new judge will consider if a Texas hospital can take a 10-month-old girl off life support despite her family’s opposition after the impartiality of the previous judge was questioned.
For the first time since the early 20th century, more people in the United States are dying at home than at the hospital, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.
New York — The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline.
For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want.
John DeHaven Manns, a former U.S. Navy veteran and security officer, died on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. He was 58.
Pa. State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta held a senior health and wellness breakfast, Thursday at the R.W. Brown Community Center.
- Philadelphia officials are revving up for recreational marijuana
- Council finally passes bag ban bill
- From Philly to Sandy Hook, vigil remembers those slain by gun violence
- SEPTA cop whose gun mysteriously fired cleared of wrongdoing, litigation against gunmaker ‘pending’
- Krasner calls dad 'responsible' in death of teen by twin brother
- Free Library takes steps to turn page on fines for overdue items
- Most Philly charter schools failed to test water for lead –– and city gave them a pass
- Frank Rizzo statue won't be moved until 'first quarter of calendar year 2022'
- N.J. attackers linked to anti-Semitic fringe movement
- Pennsylvania university faculty get 12% raise over 4 years
- Wolf governor says 'no' to speculation about being a VP pick
- ‘This is not a reform bill’: Big changes to probation, sentencing reform legislation draw ire of advocates.
- Jersey City's mayor says gunmen targeted Jewish market
- NJ Transit bus riders complain of late service, no amenities at stops
- Delco student shines on national communication panel
- The closing decade was an ever-shifting parade of fashion
- Mural dedication honors abolitionist Stephen Smith
- Neighborhood holiday lights brighten up season
- RuPaul, Tony Hawk, Maya Angelou join California Hall of Fame
- Out & About: 100 Black men of America goes old school
- Out & About: Black Professionals Network holiday party
- Merriam-Webster declares 'they' its 2019 word of the year
- Warren slams moderate rivals, baring ideological divide
- Warren gets campaign effort going in Pennsylvania
- Cory Booker expects to miss next debate but won't drop out
- FCC votes to set up 3-digit suicide hotline like 911 calls
- A$AP Rocky performs in Stockholm months after conviction
- Eric Holder says Barr 'unfit' to serve as attorney general
- Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after Time honor
- US Catholic priests describe turmoil amid sex abuse crisis
- Enon Missionary hosts 7th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Seniors Awards Luncheon
- A touch of Jerusalem keys New Temple's annual White Service
- The man behind China's detention of 1 million Muslims
- Masjidullah honors community leaders at annual Unsung Heroes Breakfast
- Indian court to set law on women's entry in temples, mosques
- Mormon leader: We didn't leave Boy Scouts, they left us
- US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year loan at 3.73%
- Peloton plunges after investor says the stock is worth only $5
- YouTube cracks down on racist, sexist and similar insults
- Why Netflix may need to cut prices and run ads
- Study finds few Blacks in the C-suite
- Morgan Stanley is cutting about 1,500 jobs
- Economists predict slower growth but no recession
- T-Mobile and Sprint head to court to defend their merger
- Monarchs bring hoops and hope to Camden
- Depleted Eagles visit Redskins with playoff hopes alive
- CHAMPIONSHIP TIME: Philly boasts two teams playing for Pop Warner football titles
- Michael Vick will serve as Pro Bowl captain despite a popular petition calling for his removal
- Sherman, Jenkins among 32 nominees for NFL Man Of Year award
- 10 ex-NFL players charged with defrauding healthcare program
- Legendary Speedy Morris announces plans to retire
- Breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decades
- New judge to decide on removing life support for Texas baby
- More people in the US are dying at home than at the hospital
- FCC votes to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number like 911
- More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals
- Tips to be fit: Hidden salt in your diet
- Officials list pot vape brands reported in U.S. outbreak
- How Black barbershops could save lives and millions in health costs
- Associated Press' album of the decade: Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'
- Lizzo bounces back at Jingle Ball
- With 'Championships,' Meek Mill might become a Grammy champ
- Philly free jazz pioneers Sounds of Liberation reunite with new album
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