Making Black History In & Around Philadelphia

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DR. HELEN GILES-GEE, who leads USciences, is flanked by Dr. Mujahid Nyahuma of HealthLink International, left, and USP Prof. Adeboye Adejare at gala reception in Center City.

PICTURED from left are PECO President CEO Craig Adams, Phila. City Council President Darrell Clarke and PECO VP of Gas Operations Ron Bradley following PECO’s Feb. 5 African American History Month kickoff event at company’s Main Office Building. Clarke, who served as keynote speaker at event, was presented with photo of PECO’s famed Crown Lights in appreciation. Bradley also serves as executive sponsor of Exelon African American Resource Alliance East, one of company’s eight Employee Resource Groups. Photo by Martin Regusters, LL Photography

LUMINARIES flocked to Comcast Center to honor city’s newest leading light among Black women leaders, Dr. Helen Giles-Gee, President of University of the Sciences, center. Dignitaries included State Rep. Cherelle Parker; Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell; Lynn Yeakel, director of Drexel’s Institute for Women’s Health & Leadership; and Councilwoman Marian Tasco.

1926 FOUNDATION and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Omega Omega Chapter presented Afternoon of Elegance, Style & Glamour Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show attended by 800 beautiful, stylish and glamorous women. Pictured here with Lorina Marshal Blake, president Omega Omega Chapter, are guest male models in fashion show Councilman Curtis Jones, Marcus Allen, Kevin Dow, Everett Gillison, Esq., Tony Payton, Joseph Pierce, William Carter, Councilman Curtis Jones and Marcus Allen. Photo by Martin Regusters

BLACK FILM advisory members include, rear, Rel Dowdell, Micheal Dennis and Charlie Mark Alston; front, special assistant to Councilman Oh Kimberley Richards, Oh, Tanya Hamilton, James Elam, Nicole Giles of Greater Phila. Film Office and Jamal Hill.
Photo by Craig Carpenter

RIBBON-CUTTING of new WIC offices at 1300 W. Lehigh drew vast audience, including State Sen. Shirley Kitchen. Attending were Mark Nicoletti, developer of 1300 W. Lehigh “The Liberty Mall” and Dr. Linda Kilby, executive director of North WIC. This program administers the Women Infant and Children Program around Phila. Photos by Thera Milling

REV. TERRENCE D. GRIFFITH checks over notes before addressing standing room only audience as he is sworn in for his second term as president of Black Clergy of Phila. & Vicinity. He thanked pastors and cited advances made by the clergy in the areas of social and educational advancement. Photo by Leona Dixon

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Chester Spirit News publisher Paul Bennett welcomed groups including these members of Penna. Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, long-time sponsoers of charitable events, founded in 1999. Club is founded on legacy of orginal Buffalo Solders of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry. Photo by Bill Myers

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