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File photo: NAACP President Cornell Brooks addresses attendees on day three of the NAACP Convention. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

President Obama In Philadelphia To Address 106th NAACP Convention

Attendees are looking to Obama for national leadership on civil rights. And they’ll be looking to former president Bill Clinton on Wednesday to discuss economics.

07/14/2015

(The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board holds a hearing at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on the renewal application of Sugarhouse Casino.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Pa. Casino Regulators Hear Sugarhouse Request For 3-Year License Renewal

Management spoke about how the gambling hall has been a responsible neighbor in Fishtown while keeping more than 1,200 jobs in the city.

07/09/2015

(Student chefs at the Culinary Institute of America.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Scrumptious Visit to That Other C.I.A.

Ever wonder who trains the world’s most amazing chefs? For many the answer is the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, NY.

07/09/2015

Facebook's "friends" logos, old and new.  Images from Facebook

Facebook Continues Graphical Tweaks, With Nod Toward Gender Equality

Facebook is now updating some of its icons, giving its female silhouettes a slightly more prominent position.

07/08/2015

(Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Annual Reading of Declaration of Independence Draws Hundreds in Old City

It was on this date, 239 years ago, that residents of the colonies heard the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, bringing the high-stakes rebellion into the spotlight.

07/08/2015

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World Cup Champion Carli Lloyd Back In Philadelphia

As soon as Carli Lloyd stepped off the plane and into Philadelphia International Airport at 2am Wednesday morning, the cameras were waiting for her.

07/08/2015

VANCOUVER, BC - JULY 05:  Lauren Holiday #12 and Carli Lloyd #10 of the United States celebrate with teammates after Lloyd scores her second goal against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Philly Soccer Show: US Women Triumphant

History has been made by the US Women’s National Team as they defeat Japan to bring home the World Cup for the third time.

07/08/2015

(Inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. File photo by John Ostapkovich.)

President Obama And Thousands Of Visitors Expected At NAACP Convention

The 106th annual convention is expected to unite thousands of activists on the issues of Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Economic Opportunity, Health Equity and Education Equality.

07/07/2015

(Some of the students taking part in the "green" summer camp at Bristol High School.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

‘Green’ Summer Camp Blooms in Bucks County, Pa.

A unique summer camp is being conducted in Bristol, Pa. And it’s all about sustainability.

07/06/2015

The Roots perform at Party on the Parkway. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Thousands Spend July 4th On The Parkway For ‘Country’s Largest Free Concert’

Thousands flocked to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday to enjoy the Philly 4th of July Jam.

07/04/2015

Thousands flock to Margate at the end of June each year for Beachstock. (Credit: Margate Business Association.)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Thrilling Thursdays, Lifeguard Races and Margate Beachstock Take II

As the summer days heat up, so too does the fun and excitement in Margate.

07/04/2015

Thousands are in Old City to celebrate Independence Day. (Credit: David Spunt)

Philly Pops Play Free Concert To Celebrate July 4th In Old City

Thousands from across the world sat on Independence Mall Friday evening to celebrate the holiday weekend.

07/03/2015

(With conductor Michael Krajewski on the podium, the Philly Pops rehearses in Verizon Hall ahead of their free Friday evening concert on Indpendence Mall.  Photo by Marcy Norton)

Philly Pops Holds Final Runthroughs For Free Friday Evening Concert

Practice makes perfect for any musician, but the Philly Pops already sounded pretty good, rehearsing today in the Kimmel Center ahead of their Independence Mall performance.

07/03/2015

(Deputy mayor Everett Gillison speaks with reporters outside the Independence Visitors Center as the city's "Welcome America" festivities were getting underway.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter’s Chief of Staff Promises Adequate Security In Place for Holiday Weekend

Everett Gillison, the city’s deputy mayor for public safety, had assurances for both local residents and visitors.

07/03/2015

(Pam Norton, of Pound Cake Heaven, arranges products at her food stand during the Liberty Block Party, on Independence Mall.  Photo by Marcy Norton)

Pre-4th Street Fair in Old City Brings Food and Music to Independence Mall

The holiday celebrations are underway in the Old City section of Philadelphia, where the “Liberty Block Party” runs until 8:30pm tonight.

07/03/2015