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Sheila Simmons brings many years of writing and communications experience to her work for Liberty City Press. She began her professional writing career at the Philadelphia Daily News, where she covered Business, City Hall and Education. After working as an adjunct professor for Temple University’s Department of Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, she returned to the media as a City and Lifestyles Editor for the Philadelphia Tribune, and later, Education Writer at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Simmons also served as Director of Communications for the Nutter for Mayor re-election campaign and Director of Communications for State Sen. Anthony H. Williams. She put her passion for children’s well-being to work as Education Director for Public Citizens for Children and Youth, the region’s primary children’s advocacy organization. . Her experience in writing about arts and culture hails from the ClevelandPlain Dealer, where she wrote about hip-hop, pop culture, theatre and film. Simmons received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. She lives in Philadelphia with her son.

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History at The ShoreHistory at The ShoreSheila Simmons16 February 2018
Late Philly photographer's images show culture of black Atlantic City resort  (Photo Left) “Chicken Bone Beach” by Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks. Photo courtesy of Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks.   While on a visit to Philadelphia, Hummelstown resident Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks toured the Art Sanctuary’s exhibit of images by self-taught Philadelphia photographer John W. Mosely.   She was most taken with...
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Spelling out the impact of HBCUsSpelling out the impact of HBCUsSheila Simmons09 February 2018
 WHYY film, discussion examines  historically black colleges & universitiez (Photo Left) Steven Bradley. Photo courtesy of Steven Bradley. As a graduate of Fisk University, Steven Bradley was educated in a collegiate setting unfamiliar to much of America – that of historically black colleges and universities.   The culture, importance and impact of such institutions are...
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