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A Nation. Not a Brand

Navajo-produced film marks milestone anniversary, as court protects group’s name

(Photos Left) Alta Kahn, mother of Susie Benally, films her daughter weaving a belt, 1966. Photo courtesy of Penn Museum.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking film project, “Navajo Film Themselves.”

How ironic that it comes in the same year in which the Navajo Nation took back its image from commercial retailers, namely Philadelphia-founded Urban Outfitters and its Anthropologie subsidiary, against whom a federal judge ruled regarding use of the Navajo name.

The suit alleged trademark infringement, trademark dilution, unfair competition, false advertising, violation of commercial practices law, and violation of the Indian...

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The Harambee Way

Afro-centric school prepares for future as others fail to thrive 

(Photo Left) Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School. Photo courtesy of Harambee Institute.

At a time in which community members are affirming the positives...

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The places art can take you

Powel School taps community to round out students’ art education

(Photo Left) Dancers at the African Arts festival at Powell School. Photo by Luke Walker.

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts...

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When Crime Comes Full Circle

Filmmaker reflects on impact of 1997 robbery

(Photo Left) Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Bravo for Darius Clark Monroe and his documentary, “Evolution of a Criminal.”

The praise is not just for the film, which was screened...

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The CCP Way

College grad and White House social secretary Deesha Dyer shows how far education can take you

(Photo Left) Deesha Dyer, White House Social Secretary, was the keynote speaker for CCP’s graduation. Photo courtesy of Community College of...

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Marking their place in the world

Penn grad makes recognition for painter Beauford Delaney her mission

(Photos Left to Right) Monique Wells. Photo courtesy of Monique Wells. Self-portrait by Beauford...

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The Civic Life

For advocate, young politician Malcolm Kenyatta, seeking change is part of everyday life

(Photos from Left to Right) Malcolm Kenyatta (right) Malcolm Kenyatta...

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Power of one vs. power of soda industry

Talented speaker Tanya T. Morris focuses on the sugary drink tax debate

(Photo Left) Tanya Morris talks to the community at the 12th police district. Photo courtesy of Tanya Morris.

When a coalition of children’s advocates sought an impassioned speaker to...

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Unleash the curious kid in you at the Science Festival

Nine-day event promises to delight all ages

(Photo Left) The Franklin Institute is one of several locations hosting festival events. Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Science Festival.

Spring in Philadelphia can be unpredictable, weather-wise. But one confirmation of the...

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Familiar Tales

UrbanToons publisher seeks to fill gap for books featuring children of color

(Photo Left) Author Ki’el Ebon Ibrahim with some of his modern takes on classic children’s story characters. Ibrahim photo by Sarah J. Glover. Illustrations courtesy of...

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A Woman’s WORC

Women helping women plan ahead for the retirement they envision

(Photo Left) WORC training coordinator Rochelle Massarella (center left) leads a training program to assist women who have gaps in retirement income. Photo courtesy of Lynne Cutler,

WORC.While...

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