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Philadelphia recorded 297 homicides on Wednesday, jumping 34% compared to the same time last year, according to the poli...
07/14/2021
Father of 10-year-old girl who accidentally shot herself fatally pushes gun buyback programs

Philadelphia recorded 297 homicides on Wednesday, jumping 34% compared to the same time last year, according to the police department's online database. Killings this year were on track to reach an all-time high: Since 1960, the highest recorded homicide rate in the city was 500 in 1990.

African-American Philadelphians are disproportionately the victims of homicides and shootings.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/father-of-10-year-old-girl-who-accidentally-shot-herself-fatally-pushes-gun-buyback-programs/article_7134ad54-028b-51c3-80ad-2bffb5b6329a.html

Shanyiah Gaines-Miles had a plan, recalled her father.

Michelle Obama is on a mission.The former first lady — in collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthier America and...
07/14/2021
‘Pass the Love’: Michelle Obama’s campaign to fight food insecurity coming to Philly

Michelle Obama is on a mission.

The former first lady — in collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthier America and Higher Ground, Michelle and Barack Obama’s production company — seeks to raise funds to distribute 1 million healthy meals to families in need across the U.S.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/pass-the-love-michelle-obama-s-campaign-to-fight-food-insecurity-coming-to-philly/article_53eee392-e493-11eb-a398-9ff8dbfeb0ca.html

Michelle Obama is on a mission.

The online racial abuse of some England players following Sunday's Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy has been described by...
07/14/2021
Racist abuse directed at England players after Euro 2020 final defeat is described as 'unforgivable' by manager Gareth Southgate

The online racial abuse of some England players following Sunday's Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy has been described by the team's manager Gareth Southgate as "unforgivable" and "just not what we stand for."

https://www.phillytrib.com/sports/racist-abuse-directed-at-england-players-after-euro-2020-final-defeat-is-described-as-unforgivable/article_8044cf57-937e-5bd0-81b8-96d1c539516c.html

The online racial abuse of some England players following Sunday's Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy has been described by the team's manager Gareth Southgate as "unforgivable" and "just not

Exercising in hot weather stresses your body, especially if the humidity is high. If you do not take proper precautions,...
07/14/2021
How to safely exercise outdoors when it's hot out

Exercising in hot weather stresses your body, especially if the humidity is high. If you do not take proper precautions, it can actually be dangerous, and potentially lethal. The number of heat-related deaths while participating in sports has doubled in the United States since 1975, according to the National Institutes of Health. And the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that some 650 people die from extreme heat every year.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/how-to-safely-exercise-outdoors-when-its-hot-out/article_fa243d1d-959a-52f9-962a-f3a483f7ca5d.html

There is nothing quite like an alfresco workout, with its fresh air and changing scenery. But when temperatures soar, beware.

Some Black women employed by Washington-area nonprofits took Goren's statement to mean that she was making way for one o...
07/14/2021
A racial reckoning at nonprofits: Black women demand better pay, opportunities

Some Black women employed by Washington-area nonprofits took Goren's statement to mean that she was making way for one of them to assume her position. Yet, what many did not realize is that Goren's journey had recently been a rocky one: Last year, two Black female employees filed separate racial discrimination lawsuits, one against the Meyer Foundation - created by the former owners of The Washington Post - and one against the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG).

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/business/a-racial-reckoning-at-nonprofits-black-women-demand-better-pay-opportunities/article_c84a6fa1-cfe4-58b9-bcb3-9a1d4e9a0657.html

In mid-March, Nicky Goren, then-president and chief executive of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, posted an open letter on Medium announcing her resignation. Goren heralded the D.C. foundation's

Sam Reed, who was the bandleader at the Uptown Theater in North Philadelphia, passed away on July 7, 2021. Reed was 85.H...
07/14/2021
Sam Reed, Uptown Theater band leader, 85

Sam Reed, who was the bandleader at the Uptown Theater in North Philadelphia, passed away on July 7, 2021. Reed was 85.

He had a major impact at the Uptown Theater. Reed, a jazz saxophonist, was one of the most talented musicians in the entertainment industry.

https://www.phillytrib.com/obituaries/sam-reed-uptown-theater-band-leader-85/article_5fffc6de-47cc-5132-8ba1-266d524d3d88.html

Sam Reed, who was the bandleader at the Uptown Theater in North Philadelphia, passed away on July 7, 2021. Reed was 85.

The US Food and Drug Administration updated the label on Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine Monday to warn of the p...
07/14/2021
FDA warns of potential rare nerve complication with Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration updated the label on Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine Monday to warn of the possible increased risk of a rare neurological complication known as Guillain-Barré syndrome.

While the FDA said it had not established the vaccine could cause the syndrome, it noted an increase in reports of the sometimes paralyzing condition.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/coronavirus/fda-warns-of-potential-rare-nerve-complication-with-johnson-johnson-coronavirus-vaccine/article_6d6ce05f-da3e-5bd2-993f-5ec975d814d1.html

The US Food and Drug Administration updated the label on Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine Monday to warn of the possible increased risk of a rare neurological complication known as

A new Barbie doll modeled on tennis star Naomi Osaka has sold out just hours after it was released on Monday.The new dol...
07/14/2021
Naomi Osaka Barbie doll sells out shortly after launch

A new Barbie doll modeled on tennis star Naomi Osaka has sold out just hours after it was released on Monday.

The new doll is part of the Barbie Role Model series and holds a Yonex tennis racket, according to a press release from toy company Mattel.

https://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyle/naomi-osaka-barbie-doll-sells-out-shortly-after-launch/article_23ccd9d2-60c3-5572-9b5e-c68ea538fc7a.html

A new Barbie doll modeled on tennis star Naomi Osaka has sold out just hours after it was released on Monday.

Local authorities identified the suspect as Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 62, a Haitian who once expressed a desire to lead ...
07/14/2021
Mystery grows with key suspect in Haiti president killing

Local authorities identified the suspect as Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 62, a Haitian who once expressed a desire to lead his country in a YouTube video. However he is unknown in Haitian political circles, and associates suggested he was duped by those really behind the slaying of President Jovenel Moïse in an attack last week that critically wounded his wife, Martine.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/mystery-grows-with-key-suspect-in-haiti-president-killing/article_1d497275-7241-5e95-aeb5-3dc880418e6a.html

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A physician. A church pastor. A failed Florida businessman who filed for bankruptcy.

Piled in thousand-ton heaps, garbage was a putrid mountain, stacked about two stories tall in a concrete pit last month ...
07/14/2021
Burning garbage helps generate power at 30-year-old plant

Piled in thousand-ton heaps, garbage was a putrid mountain, stacked about two stories tall in a concrete pit last month in rural Conoy Township, where the rubbish is seen as more than just discarded trash to be landfilled.

Instead, trash piled at the county's Waste-to-Energy Facility has served as fuel for three decades, feeding a process that generates usable electricity, saves landfill space and reduces related greenhouse gas emissions

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/state_and_region/burning-garbage-helps-generate-power-at-30-year-old-plant/article_1c6aad0b-d745-564d-bc37-8a079b5e58b5.html

BAINBRIDGE, Pa. —Piled in thousand-ton heaps, garbage was a putrid mountain, stacked about two stories tall in a concrete pit last month in rural Conoy Township, where the rubbish is

With the surprise twin hiring of two of the country's most prominent writers on race, Howard University is positioning i...
07/13/2021
With Harris and Hannah-Jones, Howard University is on a roll

With the surprise twin hiring of two of the country's most prominent writers on race, Howard University is positioning itself as one of the primary centers of Black academic thought just as America struggles through a painful crossroads over historic racial injustice.

But then, Howard University has never exactly been low-profile.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/across_america/with-harris-and-hannah-jones-howard-university-is-on-a-roll/article_3612dceb-b22d-51ee-88d2-2d431e9b8144.html

WASHINGTON — With the surprise twin hiring of two of the country's most prominent writers on race, Howard University is positioning itself as one of the primary centers of Black

Four Philadelphia teenagers were expecting an ordinary first day of work on Monday morning. Instead, they were met with ...
07/13/2021
Philly neighborhoods celebrate teen ‘play captains’ at kickoff event

Four Philadelphia teenagers were expecting an ordinary first day of work on Monday morning. Instead, they were met with a red carpet and community members cheering their names.

The four teens, Jah’sier Brickett, Semaj Mcfadden, Makalah Hanible, and Taylor Elliott, known as the “Fab Four” to their bosses, are working as play captains this summer in Kensington through Fab Youth Philly’s Play Captain Initiative.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/philly-neighborhoods-celebrate-teen-play-captains-at-kickoff-event/article_87a7b889-fd4f-50f4-a3da-a265e06eba5d.html

Four Philadelphia teenagers were expecting an ordinary first day of work on Monday morning. Instead, they were met with a red carpet and community members cheering their names.

At a time when many health professionals are experiencing high levels of stress and burnout, an upcoming conference aims...
07/13/2021
Conference focuses on helping medical professionals recharge

At a time when many health professionals are experiencing high levels of stress and burnout, an upcoming conference aims to help them refresh and reignite their careers.

Dr. Jarret Patton, an author, board-certified pediatrician and career coach is hosting “Licensed to Live: The Conference,” July 16-17 at the Philadelphia Marriott in Old City.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/conference-focuses-on-helping-medical-professionals-recharge/article_928f314e-a301-5c99-a127-a3ce8c9e58fb.html

At a time when many health professionals are experiencing high levels of stress and burnout, an upcoming conference aims to help them refresh and reignite their careers.

Cornel West, considered one of the most prominent Black philosophers and progressive activists in the country, announced...
07/13/2021
Cornel West says in resignation letter over tenure dispute that Harvard is in 'decline and decay'

Cornel West, considered one of the most prominent Black philosophers and progressive activists in the country, announced Monday that he has resigned from his position at Harvard University's Divinity School, saying the institution was in a state of "decline and decay" and "spiritual rot."

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/across_america/cornel-west-says-in-resignation-letter-over-tenure-dispute-that-harvard-is-in-decline-and/article_09e39e29-b777-5dc4-9d17-0c10fc03c029.html

Cornel West, considered one of the most prominent Black philosophers and progressive activists in the country, announced Monday that he has resigned from his position at Harvard University's Divinity School,

The Black-owned developer and partnering firm redeveloping the Navy Yard have pledged $1 billion toward equitable practi...
07/13/2021
Navy Yard redevelopment: Black-owned firm, partner pledge $1B toward diversity, equity, inclusion

The Black-owned developer and partnering firm redeveloping the Navy Yard have pledged $1 billion toward equitable practices like affordable housing, subsidizing retail leases for minority-owned businesses and more.

Gregory Reaves, founder and co-owner of Mosaic Development Partners, said the commitments baked into the $2.6 billion, multi-year venture could set a “tone” for future developments in Philadelphia and show other developers they are feasible.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/navy-yard-redevelopment-black-owned-firm-partner-pledge-1b-toward-diversity-equity-inclusion/article_205fd5e6-f943-5610-a9d4-849256d4e530.html

The Black-owned developer and partnering firm redeveloping the Navy Yard have pledged $1 billion toward equitable practices like affordable housing, subsidizing retail leases for minority-owned businesses and more.

Thirty-six years after the 1985 bombing, surviving MOVE family members have finally laid to rest the human remains that ...
07/13/2021
MOVE bombing victim remains from Penn have been returned, family says

Thirty-six years after the 1985 bombing, surviving MOVE family members have finally laid to rest the human remains that were for decades held by the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/move-bombing-victim-remains-from-penn-have-been-returned-family-says/article_583414c8-1ccc-5aab-a920-b5364f3e0f4f.html

Thirty-six years after the 1985 bombing, surviving MOVE family members have finally laid to rest the human remains that were for decades held by the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was credited with solving a growing mail crisis during its stint in Englan...
07/13/2021
Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was credited with solving a growing mail crisis during its stint in England and, upon their return, serving as a role model to generations of Black women who joined the military.

But for decades, the exploits of the 855 members never got wider recognition — until now.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/across_america/black-female-wwii-unit-hoping-to-get-congressional-honor/article_3da001e0-d9f6-5ed9-acbd-963f16bb4ff1.html

BOSTON — Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon and her Army colleagues never dwelled on being the only Black battalion of women to serve in Europe during World War II. They had

There’s a reason besides hard work that women make natural distillers and blenders. Scientists have long known that wome...
07/13/2021
In the male world of whiskey, more women are calling the shots

There’s a reason besides hard work that women make natural distillers and blenders. Scientists have long known that women have more nuanced senses of smell than men — Linda M. Bartoshuk, professor of food science at the University of Florida, estimates that 35% of women qualify as what she calls supertasters, while only 15% of men do.

https://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyle/in-the-male-world-of-whiskey-more-women-are-calling-the-shots/article_a7cac93d-eb20-52db-bd56-659178d63766.html

In 2018, the three founders of Milam & Greene, a distillery in Blanco, Texas, made their first trip to the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, one of the state’s largest gatherings

John J. Malone, who had a long and successful career in law enforcement and casino security, passed away on July 2, 2021...
07/13/2021
John J. Malone, worked in law enforcement and casino security, 87

John J. Malone, who had a long and successful career in law enforcement and casino security, passed away on July 2, 2021. Malone was 87.

https://www.phillytrib.com/obituaries/john-j-malone-worked-in-law-enforcement-and-casino-security-87/article_4202343d-f64e-5470-818d-ad4d354643dc.html

John J. Malone, who had a long and successful career in law enforcement and casino security, passed away on July 2, 2021. Malone was 87.

A drive-thru is a type of business that permits customers to make purchases or receive services without leaving their au...
07/13/2021
Back in the Day: Drive-thrus help to cruise through life

A drive-thru is a type of business that permits customers to make purchases or receive services without leaving their automobiles. This concept is different than a drive-in as the customer does not park his or her automobile and wait for an associate to come to deliver their order.

https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/backintheday/back-in-the-day-drive-thrus-help-to-cruise-through-life/article_a54142c9-7a5f-5a6b-a4ab-08bce1bb7584.html

On a return trip, from a funeral in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania recently, I became extremely hungry. The driver, a friend and fraternity Brother, Jerome Dean, stopped at one of the

Americans have witnessed some wild price hikes over the past few months. Shortages and supply chain issues across the wo...
07/13/2021
Inflation is rising but the reasons why are changing

Americans have witnessed some wild price hikes over the past few months. Shortages and supply chain issues across the world have sent the cost to make and move goods soaring and left consumers paying up.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/business/inflation-is-rising-but-the-reasons-why-are-changing/article_b3557dba-ddb3-56bd-b8e9-f12937978a2e.html

Americans have witnessed some wild price hikes over the past few months. Shortages and supply chain issues across the world have sent the cost to make and move goods soaring

As the Delta variant rapidly spreads, US hot spots have seen climbing case numbers -- and an expert warns a "surprising ...
07/13/2021
'Surprising amount of death' will soon occur in these US regions from increased COVID-19 cases, expert says

As the Delta variant rapidly spreads, US hot spots have seen climbing case numbers -- and an expert warns a "surprising amount of death" from COVID-19 could soon follow.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/coronavirus/surprising-amount-of-death-will-soon-occur-in-these-us-regions-from-increased-covid-19/article_ca4d08ec-247e-5e39-a221-d8d73c3f8eaf.html

As the Delta variant rapidly spreads, US hot spots have seen climbing case numbers -- and an expert warns a "surprising amount of death" from COVID-19 could soon follow.

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