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Rep. Brown Discovers Her Indian Roots

Rep. Brown Discovers Her Indian Roots

by Eldon Graham It started with stories she heard at a young age. State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-W. Phila.) learned about her family’s Native American heritage. Brown, a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2009, had an awakening to her indigenous past through tales told by her grandmother. The stories were accompanied […]

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Forsaken World War II Vet Gets His Funeral Wish — And Family Reunion After Death

Scott Brown, director of the Veterans Advisory Commission of City Council, said a forsaken Philadelphia veteran of World War II “made a request we had to honor”. His name: Thomas Oberkehr. “He walked into our office in City Hall, looking for help in late January. Disheveled and seemingly confused, Thomas asked us to help him […]

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DRED SCOTT: The Man Who Lived Free

His Quest for Justice Pushed Slavery to the Snapping Point Reprinted from the Philadelphia New Observer by Tony West A humble, yet famous 19th-century American led an unusual life – or does it only seem unusual today? He was an illiterate Black man named Dred Scott, who was born and lived most of his life a […]

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CATCH–Citizens Acting Together   Can Help–To Mark 35th Year

Ray Pescatore can be likened to St. Francis of Assisi when it comes to providing South Philadelphians with needed behavioral-health and intellectual disability services. He’s earned that comparison because he knew South Philadelphia had little of the services needed for a burgeoning population of individuals needing help because of disabilities not covered by local hospital. […]

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FUMO’S BACK! Columbus School Honors Its Founders

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City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has promised to help homeowners in Southwest Philadelphia with their battle against their sinking homes. Tyrone Beverly, president of the Towne Homes Civic Association, led a group of 20 residents to City Hall on Tuesday. Among them was Cheryl Bush-Weaver, who lives on the 6300 block of Grosbeak Place, with her […]

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Red Cross Raises Over $300,000 At Red Ball

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Rep. Clymer Calls For Transportation Funding Resolution

The need for a comprehensive transportation funding solution for Pennsylvania was highlighted last week when officials toured weight-restricted Bucks County bridges that, if left unfixed, could cut-off major arteries serving two communities. On Thursday, Nov. 7, State Rep. Paul Clymer (R-Bucks) and PennDOT Executive Deputy Sec. Bradley L. Mallory met in Sellersville with borough officials […]

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