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Public art exhibit makes statement about deportation

(Photo Left) Public art titled “Familias Separadas/ Somos Seres Humanos (We Are Human Beings)” in front of the ICE Building at 1600 Callowhill St. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

In September, I sent Liberty City Press’ photographer out for a picture of “Familias Separadas/Te Amo,” a public artwork by Angela Ortiz that depicted the gold necklace that Suyapa, an immigrant mother, wears to remind her of the daughter she’d left behind to make a better life for them in America.

“It’s gone,” the photographer emailed back about the artwork.

“What do you mean, it’s gone?,” I replied. The week-old image I had in front of me clearly...

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The Return of Omar Tyree

Philly-born bestselling author releases new book under own imprint

(Photo Left) Author Omar Tyree is on tour with his new book, “All Access.” Photo courtesy of Omar Tyree.

A fan of New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree — one recent...

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Fighting to be Seen

Revolutionary War re-enactment includes African-American roles

(Photos from Left to Right) Noah Lewis of Philadelphia portrays Ned Hector, a black soldier, at the Battle of Germantown...

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Girls Rock Philly! Turns Up Volume

Volunteer, non-profit program kicks off another season of female empowerment through music

 (Photos Left) Girls Rock Philly! show off what they have learned. Photo courtesy of Girls Rock...

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Moving Words

'For Colored Girls’ playwright Ntozake Shange speaks on getting past the pain

(Photos from Left to Right) Ntozake Shange at the Temple Performing Arts Center.  Photo...

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March to End Rape Culture Cuts New Path

SlutWalk gets new name, new supporters against long-held norms

(Photos from Right to Left) Robin Strough of the March to End Rape Culture. Photo courtesy of Robin Strough. (right) Poster...

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For Colored Girls with Stories to Tell

Fringe Festival highlight in a Germantown home, turned B&B, turned museum

(Photo Left to Right) Fiber artist Toni Kersey displays one of her quilts. (right) Vashti Dubois on the porch of her...

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Barbers, Books and Cool Looks

Effort to get youngsters reading by fourth grade is a big hit (especially for parents)

(Photo Left) Shay Lyman and Shaina Aliberti cut Damon Moody and his cousin’s hair at Smith Playground. Photo by Skyler Glover.

On one lucky afternoon at Smith...

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Cooking her way up

Local chef mixes passion with determination to achieve career success

(Photo Left) Chef Naimah Rutling and her perfectly seasoned turkey burgers. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Chef Naimah Rutling hustles from the poolside kitchen to the outdoor grill to flip...

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Unsung leader promoted others

Memorial for Frances Aulston, CEO of The Paul Robeson House, set for Aug. 29

(Photo Left) Glenn Ellis, who was named the Paul Robeson Freedom Fighter in 2013 by the Paul Robeson House, and Frances Aulston.  Photo courtesy Glenn Ellis

Because health...

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Friendships Worth Reading About

“Bird & Diz” and “The Secret Olivia Told Me” capture special bonds

(Photos Left to Right) Two wonderful children’s books that celebrate the intricacies of friendship...

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