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Legendary Love Affair

Author, historian Donald Bogle returns with a look at the Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor friendship

(Photo Left) Author, historian and suburban Philadelphian, Donald Bogle. Photo by Gaspar Tringale.

For decades now, Donald Bogle has finely chronicled his observations and analysis of American — and particularly African-American — popular culture and entertainment.

First there was his 1973 seminal look at stereotypes, with “Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films.”

A few books later would come “Dorothy Dandridge,” which reintroduced the Oscar-nominated Cleveland-born beauty to American audiences.

There was much competition among...

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Dream Dishes

Local chef carving a name for herself with Center City pop-ups

(Photo Left) Tinamarie Stackhouse’s special, dry rub ribs and fries. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Tinamarie Stackhouse knew she was going in the right direction with her cooking when the Chef and former restaurateur...

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Feels Like Home

Rousing reception by Philadelphia audience re-affirms producer’s mission

(Photo Left) Noted author, playwright, radio and TV personality Vy Higginsen. Photo courtesy of the Mama Foundation.

Although Vy Higginsen’s family has lived on the same block in Harlem for more...

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In their shoes

Group teams with Gap to collect sneakers and socks for homeless teens.

(Photos from Left to Right) Teenagers in Charge executive director, Judith Dumorney-McDaniel, speaks at City Hall. (right) Some of the items Teenager...

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Feeding the demand

After 27 years of feeding those in need, MANNA opens doors to new building

(Photo Left) Exterior and interior views of the new MANNA facility during its recent opening celebration. Photo by Sarah...

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Lifeline at Rikers Island

Former Philadelphian hopes to humanize incarcerated youth with new book

(Photo Left) Liza Peterson reads from her book at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Her book is about teaching kids at Rikers Island. Photo by Sarah J. Glover

Liza Jessie Peterson stands before her...

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Strength in Numbers

Black male educators discuss efforts to boost diversity in teacher workforce

(Photo Left) Conference co-founders Raymond Roy-Pace, Vincent Cobb, Ronald Taylor and Sterling Grimes. (R)

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Preserving History

Penn Museum exhibit takes a timely look at heritage of Syria, Iraq

(Picture Left) Syrian artist Issam Kourbaj speaks with a visitor about his “art intervention” in the Penn Museum’s new exhibition. Photo courtesy of Thomas Stanley/Penn Museum.

Pam Kotsky, ‎public relations director...

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Breaking Bread, Fixing Philly

Effort urges area residents to engage over food to improve community

(Photo Left) “On the Table Philly” initiative launches at Columbia North YMCA on North Broad Street. Photo courtesy of Community Marketing Concepts.

Philly’s needs are great, most citizens...

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Building Blocks

Young experts provide input for upcoming Minecraft marathon

(Photo Left) “Experts” Omari Negron, Nathan Lopez and Lucas Gonzalez met with members of Public Citizens for Children and Youth to discuss plans for a Minecraft marathon that will take place in September. Photo...

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Community Superheroine

Philadelphia’s Ariell Johnson recognized for comics store

(Photo Left) Ariell Johnson, owner of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse speaks at “Superhero Day” panel. Photo by Sarah J. Glover

Ariell Johnson’s Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse had a few extra...

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Liberty City Press is an independent weekly newspaper distributed by the Philadelphia Multi-Cultural Media Network whose members include Philadelphia Sunday Sun, The Philadelphia Gay News, Al Dia, The Metro Chinese Weekly and The Metro Viet News.

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