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The 2015 Philadelphia Sankofa Festival Special Highlights - Date: August 8th

Please Join Us As We "Outdoor" (Bring Forth To The Public) The First Philadelphia Asante Okyeamehene in History!!!See More
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Dahlak Paint Party

Paint Party in the rear patio of Dahlak Paradise Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar 4708 Baltimore Ave. Phila., PA 19143 Wednesday, August 12th from 6pm-8pm.Sign-up includes happy hour drink specials, 20% off your meal, acrylic paints, step by step…See More
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Baba Bob Shipman posted a blog post

Baba Bob Shipman posted a blog post

The 2015 Philadelphia Sankofa Festival Special Highlights - Date: August 8th

Please Join Us As We "Outdoor" (Bring Forth To The Public) The First Philadelphia Asante Okyeamehene in History!!!See More

Baba Bob Shipman posted a status

Baba Bob Shipman posted a status
"teach the young, visit and rejuvenate"

Baba Bob Shipman posted a blog post

Baba Bob Shipman posted a blog post

CHECK IT OUT! There are a lot of FREE Black cultural events going on this month.

Subj: AUGUST IS CULTURAL FESTIVAL MONTH, (photo ) Dr Edward Robinson ,photographer Baba Bob Shipman CHECK IT OUT! There are a lot of FREE Black cultural events going on this month. Bring the family, your chair and let's celebrate life!  Pass it on. Festivals include: Aug. 1 -- Afrakan Independence Day RBG is back! 10am - 8PM Malcolm X Park 52nd & PineForget that confederate rag. A flag can't keep you in bondage. Free ya mind and fly ya own Red, Black & Green flag! Aug. 2 -- 8th Annual African Cultural Association of North America (ACANA) Festival 10AM until Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Featuring RoTimi, Rafiya, Sharon Katz, the Universal Dance and Drum Ensemble, and more. Aug. 7 -- Germantown Stars Under the Stars 8-10PMVernon Park, Chelten & GreeneFeaturing Sonya Sanchez, Monnette Sudler, Karen Smith, Ursula Rucker and more Aug. 8 -- 2015 Annual Sankofa Festival 12 noon - 6PM5th & SnyderCelebrating the Asante/Akan culture of Ghana and includes the outdooring of a newly-inducted chief Aug. 15 -- Jazz on the Avenue 12noon - 8PMBroad & Cecil B, Moore Ave. Featuring Jeff Bradshaw and Friends and more Aug. 15 --The Gadangme Association of PA's Annual HOMOWO Festival Grand Durbar.  12 noon - 7PM  Fairmount Park at Chamounix Drive  Celebrate the Ga culture of Ghana, and a sprinkling of Kpokpoi, Drumming and Dancing. For additional information please contact Dr. Samuel Quartey at (215) 471-1407    Aug. 16 -- The Annual Caribbean Festival  12noon - 8PMPenn's Landing Great Plaza           Aug. 22 -- Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell's Echoes of Africa  9AM until    Philadelphia Zoo Aug. 22 -- Vernon Park People's Poetry & Jazz Festival   12noon - 8PMChelten & GreeneFeaturing Breakwater, Philly's legendary funk cabaret band from back in the day and more. See Breakwater free instead of paying for the Dell Concert on 8/27. We gonna be breakin' it down G-town style!                                             Marilyn Kai Jewett Progressive Images Marketing/Communications African Proverb: When you are playing with a dog, do not ever forget to keep a stick within reach.See More

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Sonia Sachez performs at the Uptown August 18,2015 7:45

Sonia's websiteSonia SanchezPoetSonia Sanchez is an African-American poet most often associated with the Black Arts Movement. She has authored over a dozen books of poetry, as well as plays and children's books. She was a recipient of 1993 Pe… More WikipediaBorn: September 9, 1934 (age 80), Birmingham, AL.AwardsAmerican Book AwardsRobert Frost MedaOn August 18,2015 the Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation will feature Sonia Sanchez in the Garden at the African American United fund, 2229 n Broad Street at 7:45pm.The performance will be followed by Street Movies sponsored by Scribe Video.Bring beach chairs and 215-236-1878Reminder,July 25  2015 10am to 4pm Health Fair and Tours of the Uptown Theater 2200 Block of North Broad Street.215-236-1878Praise & AwardsAwards1984, Lucretia Mott Award1985, Outstanding Arts Award from the Pennsylvania Coalition of 100 Black Women1985, Community Service Award from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators1985, American Book Award for Homegirls and Handgrenades1988, Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Humanities1989, Peace and Freedom Award from Women International League for Peace and Freedom (W.I.L.P.F.)1992–1993, PEW Fellowship in the Arts1999, recipient of Langston Hughes Poetry AwardPraise“Sonia Sanchez’s poetry is a must for all readers. Period.”- Essence“Sanchez’s haiku is as simple and clear as breathing, but with everything that brings energy and vivacity to being alive.” - Rain Taxi Review of Books“With an unblinking and critical poet’s eye, Sonia Sanchez has been setting her readers straight, telling the ‘terrible beauty,’ and reflecting images in ways that simultaneously solicit tears and laughter. For over thirty years this revolutionary poet has been undeterred from a path that began in the sixties. She has not given up the struggle to let her poetry be what she refers to as a ‘call to arms’ for her people.”- Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Ms.“Sonia Sanchez is a lion in literature’s forest. When she writes she roars, and when she sleeps other creatures walk gingerly.”- Maya Angelou“Sanchez’s powers of empathy shine with rare luminosity.”- Paula Friedman, The Philadelphia Inquirer“Only a poet with an innocent heart can exorcise so much pain with so much beauty.”- Isabel Allende“Her songs of destruction and loss scrape the heart; her praise songs thunder and revitalize. We need these songs for our journey together into the next century.”- Joy Harjo“[Sanchez] looks deeply into that most dangerous of places-the heart.”- Quarterly Black Review“The poetry of Sonia Sanchez is full of power and yet always clean and uncluttered. It makes you wish you had thought those thoughts, felt those emotions and, above all, expressed them so effortlessly and so well.”- Chinua Achebe“In all her words, Sanchez grabs your heart.”- Vibe“This world is a better place because of Sonia Sanchez: more livable, more laughable, more manageable. I wish millions of people knew that some of the joy in their lives comes from the fact that Sonia Sanchez is writing poetry.”- Maya Angelou See More

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Address: N Fairhill St And Ashdale Ave Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Someone and/or something scattered a considerable amount gravel, (gray in color), each about the size of unshelled almonds for the local children to pick up and lob and/or deliberately throw at people of race not their own.

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This Weekend: Taking You Higher And Higher

FRIDAY: >>> While he will probably never live down the strange genius of “Mexican Radio” in the eyes of the general public, Stan Ridgway has continued to explore various musical possibilities in his post-Wall of Voodoo life. It’s been since 2012’s Mr. Trouble that we’ve heard new material from Ridgway, so we don’t know what […]

Film Sweat: It’s A Long Way Down The Holiday Road

RECOMMENDED: Inspired by the infamous 1971 study of human psychology, The Stanford Prison Experiment is a harrowing true-life drama about a group of college students selected to either be guards or inmates. When some of the participants begin taking on their roles a bit too seriously, insight into the corrupting nature of power is revealed […]

This Evening: A City Wall And A Trampoline

>>> We overheard a woman say “Brandon Flowers has charisma out the wazoo” earlier in the week, and we laughed and laughed and laughed. But then it struck us, she has a point. The dude’s whole new wave vibe hasn’t grown tired with us yet (a point further driven home by the above mash-up of […]

The Philadelphia Inquirer

John Paul Knox, lawyer, community leader

John Paul Knox, 87, formerly of Oreland, a lawyer in Montgomery County for many years, died Tuesday, July 21, of cancer at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, a retirement community in Charlottesville, Va.

Frederick L. Cusick, 65, 'unrelenting' investigative reporter

Frederick L. Cusick, 65, of Lancaster, a longtime reporter and writer for The Inquirer, died Saturday of complications from colon cancer at the Bob Fryer and Family Inpatient Center in Mount Joy, Pa. He had been battling the illness for a year.

Christie's policy focus isn't lifting him out of the pack

Facing New Hampshire voters at a recent town hall-style meeting, a Republican presidential candidate advocated for strengthening the military, repealing Obamacare, and providing treatment for drug addicts.

The Philadelphia Daily News

They want you to kiss your washer and dryer goodbye

Got Laundry? Is an on-demand laundry and dry-cleaning pickup and delivery service that likes referrals from its existing customers to help drive new business.

Traveling Canadian robot destroyed in Philly

HitchBOT had made its way through Germany, the Netherlands and its homeland, but couldn’t survive Philadelphia.

In Delco, hot campaign a trois in your mailbox

Tomorrow’s special election in Delaware County has an odd mix of candidates, outside interest and lots of ugly mail.

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