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Travel to West Africa through the lens of Stephanie Renée’s cameras, as she gives us highlights of her media delegation trip to Ghana.

The goal of the Philadelphia Black Political Coalition is consolidating the political potential of Black voters to leverage commitments from candidates running in this year’s city elections to change the conditions of our communities for the positive.

Nigerian Tony O. Elumelu, one of the richest businessmen in Africa, has again put his philanthropic money where his mouth is. His Tony Elumelu Foundation, launched just four years ago, has announced the launch of a $100m Pan-African entrepreneurship initiative – The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme – a multi-year program of training, funding, and mentoring designed to empower the next generation of African entrepreneurs.

“Black Friday” signifies the official beginning of the holiday shopping season each year. This year, WURD joins others in the community in asking that we use this day to exercise our spending power in another way — by refusing to finance our own oppression, by taking a stand on human rights, and by exhibiting true Conscious Consumerism.

Just in time for the holidays, this interactive workshop will offer creative ideas for ways to give gifts that really build wealth for us personally and as a community. RSVP today!

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) today voted to award Philadelphia’s second casino license to Live! Hotel & Casino/Stadium Casino LLC, a joint venture of The Cordish Company and Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc. Of the four applicants considered, Stadium Casino LLC is the only one with zero minority ownership.

Libra season has arrived, which brings me great joy! Cooler (but not yet cold) temps, Mother Nature busy changing colors and shedding that which is no longer useful, and those of us who were born around this time of year are usually more thoughtful about what we’ve learned during our last revolution around the sun. We process, we plan and we take action in a direction that best suits the person we’re striving to become.

On July 28, President Obama announced the renaming of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in honor of Nelson Mandela.

Jamelle Bouie’s recent article in Slate, “The Crisis in Black Homeownership,” digests a study by researchers at Cornell University and Rice University about the sharp decline in median household net worth for blacks caused by the Great Recession.


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