Ebony Pullum
Art

Philly native Ebony Pullum makes debut with Philadelphia Artists’ Collective

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE — From the moment she saw Rudy on “The Bill Cosby Show,” little Ebony Pullum knew exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up. […read more]

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In front, from left, are Winton Hill Academy students Serenity Mills, Aliyana O’Neal, Nakiyah Ray and Janyia New. In back, from left, are Sophia Hanson, National Youth Foundation co-founder; Nikki Maxwell, “Dork Diaries” illustrator; Rachel Renee Russell, “Dork Diaries” author; Julie Dellecave, Winton Hills Academy fourth-grade teacher; Jamee Joppy, NYF co-founder; and Carolyn Crawford, NYF co-founder. Photo provided
Books

Students receive national writing contest awards

CINCINNATI HERALD — Four young students at Winton Hills Academy in Cincinnati recently traveled to Philadelphia to receive their first place awards in a national book writing competition for their book honoring Civil Rights icon Marian Spencer, 98, of Cincinnati. This is the second book for which students at the school have won a national award, and these Cincinnati Public Schools girls are only nine and ten years old. […read more]

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Black History

Gates examines period after Reconstruction in new book

FLORIDA COURIER — At the end of the Civil War, Sidney George Fisher, a White gentleman from Philadelphia, declared, “It seems our fate never to get rid of the Negro question.”  Although slavery had been abolished, “the problem – what shall we do with the Negro – seems as far from being settled as ever. In fact it is incapable of any solution that will satisfy both North and South.” […read more]

Op-Ed

A Tale of Two Conventions

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Having attended the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland two weeks ago and having intently watched the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on TV last week, I couldn’t help but notice how distorted both conventions were, especially in terms Read More

Politics

America’s 11 Poorest Cities

  (CBS News) – For all its apparent conveniences and perks, city living has never been easy or inexpensive. And income inequality is often most obvious in metropolitan areas. U.S. Census Bureau data, cited by the Brookings Institution, found that the 50 largest American cities had Read More

Religion

Abandoned Church Will Be Tranformed Into Vibrant School

[NBC Philadelphia] With financing in place and zoning approval obtained, work is underway to transform a vacant Germantown church into a private school. Developer Ken Weinstein has purchased the former St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Wayne Avenue and Harvey Street, and Read More