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Black History Month Events Guide

Here’s where to take part in the celebration of African American history, culture and heritage in the Philadelphia area.

01/29/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

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AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey Gas Prices Rise Sharply

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in New Jersey on Friday was $3.60, up 18 cents from last week.

07/20/2013

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NYC Woman Who Led Car Theft Ring Convicted In New Jersey

Federal prosecutors say a New York City woman who led a group that shipped dozens of stolen and carjacked luxury vehicles to Africa has been convicted in New Jersey on numerous charges.

06/29/2013

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Parishioners At St. Raymond’s In East Mt. Airy Hope For An African Pope

Parishioners at St. Raymond of Penafort Church say a black Pope is the right choice for these times.

03/07/2013

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Malaria In The US

There are approximately 300 million cases of malaria each year worldwide and over a million people die every year as a result. You might be surprised that there are about 1200 cases every year here in the US.

05/29/2012

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Carnegie Mellon To Open Campus In Rwanda

Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University will operate the first full-fledged branch campus in Africa next year.

10/10/2011

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Movie Review: ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

Truth may be stranger than fiction, but that doesn’t mean that it’s better.

09/29/2011

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BLOG: Famine In Africa

The article attached to this blog post is one I came across last week and has haunted me ever since. It is about the drought and resulting famine in Africa and the tortured choices mothers are making in an effort to save the lives of some of their children over others.

08/15/2011

Brotherly Love: Sisters Nurture Minds In Africa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two sisters are tackling education even though they live on opposite sides of the world. They’re nurturing minds in Africa. Their motto: Educate a girl, and you educate a village. Welcome to […]

01/05/2011

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Hazmat Scare On Broad Street Snarls Traffic, Stops Subway

A woman turned over a suspicious package to police on North Broad Street Sunday morning and police responded by calling Hazmat and shutting down streets and public transportation.

12/19/2010