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A City Worth Believing In

“This I Believe: Philadelphia” launches series of anthologies whose concept found international audience

(Photo Left) Photo Caption: “This I Believe: Philadelphia” book cover. Courtesy of  thisibelieve.org

Philadelphiais widely known for many things, like liberty, cheesesteaks, and obnoxious sports fans. Being the birthplace of “This I Believe” hasn’t been one of them.

Yet our city and its people gave birth to a series of essays by writers, both well-known and not, that were shared through newspaper features and radio broadcasts. They became an international sensation.

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15 in ‘15

Here’s a list of Philadelphians in the arts, business, community, news, education and more who made a difference in 2015

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Spreading good cheer

Comedy show an example of the benefits of giving 

(Photo Left) Chaundra Daniels hosts the BFF Comedy Show. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

The Collective Mic Arts Café, at 5010 Old York Road, recently hosted The BFF (beautiful, fabulous and funny) Comedy Show to...

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In the heart of crisis

Grandmothers and mothers take a stand for peace

(Photo Left) Elham Deebe (center left holding a child) and supporters. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

For all that politicians and critics have to say about refugees and Muslims in America, a recent afternoon in...

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Philly’s Lightness on Display

Chinatown exhibit features bright angle on city life

(Photo Left) “Eyes” taken in 2015 in North Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Susan Nam.

The star of Susan Nam’s photography is not the human subject in the pictures or the gritty urban...

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View of a changing city

Windows of N. Philly’s The View tell their own story

(Photo Above) View of the Philadelphia skyline from “The View” event venue. Photo courtesy of Rory McGlasson.

Much has been written about the new view of Philadelphia. The 57th floor of One Liberty Place in...

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Talking About It

“The Breast Dialogues: Healing Through the Arts!” gives attendees room for emotion

(Photo Left) Bernadette Pleasant leads a body movement workshop during the Breast Dialogues, which was held at the Painted Bride Art Center.  Photo by Sarah J...

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Community Therapy

Temple student volunteers to run free physical therapy clinic for N. Philadelphia residents

(Photos from Left to Right) Temple University students (top) George Chau, John MacKarey, (bottom)

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Seams Like Old Times

Local tailor and designer appreciates return to Center City

(Photo Left) Wardrobe Clinic owner and designer Ron Wilch in his Walnut Street shop. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Ron Wilch, who has designed for professional athletes, comedian Eddie Murphy, and Minister...

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Dynamic Blend

Philly singer RoseMary Fiki wows with a fresh, distinct sound

(Photo Left) RoseMary Fiki is ready to get back into the studio. Photo courtesy of Robert Carter 

There’s a...

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In First Person

“Share Life” is title of 14th annual 1st Person Arts festival

(Photos from Left to Right) WDAS radio host Patty Jackson is part of the festival’s Family Dinner kickoff event. Photo...

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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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