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The Monarchs recently embarked on a civil rights barnstorming tour that will take them to a number of landmarks around the United States, including Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church and Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge.

There more options than ever to get free food in and around Philadelphia this summer. For kids and teens in particular (18 and under), there are actually more than 1,000 places in Philadelphia that serve free meals and snacks. Read on for details.

It’s not too late to register for GSK Science in the Summer™ at select Philadelphia libraries. Science in the Summer is a fun, free education program that seeks to instill a love of learning in children across the country through exciting, hands-on experiments.

My Son Matters is a moving solo portrait exhibition by photographer Denise Allen that showcases images of Black mothers and their sons. The show runs through May 31, 2015 at the Mt. Airy Art Garage, and will then be on display at Art Sanctuary.

When Mother’s Day rolls around, the tributes and memories are plentiful for many people. My mother has been gone for more than 30 years, and it gets harder to distinguish the remembrances from the myths.

It is never easy to hear about friends and loved ones passing, but it’s particularly difficult to say goodbye to those who once loved you unequivocally, long before they reached old age.

After being selected as President Obama’s first inaugural poet and the critical acclaim she’s gaining for her new memoir, Elizabeth Alexander is destined to become the household name that her pedigree demands. But she’s been a rock star to me ever since my freshman year at Penn, when she helped an insecure teenager accept her gift of verse.

900AM-WURD and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern PA jointly presented a dynamic and interactive Youth Mayoral Summit to unite young men and women from across the Philadelphia region to learn about local government and the voting process.

De La Soul is my favorite hiphop group of all time. And as they near their 30th anniversary in the music business, they are rethinking their relationship with the creativity they love and seeking new collaborations and forms of expression to extend their storied career. I am watching and learning.


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