New Philly exhibit casts parallels between slave trade, modern sweatshops

New Philly exhibit casts parallels between slave trade, modern sweatshops The African American Museum in Philadelphia has opened a new art installation that links the African slave trade with modern-day sweatshop labor.

Unusual respiratory virus arrives in Philadelphia

Unusual respiratory virus arrives in PhiladelphiaA rare strain of enterovirus that first sickened children in Missouri back in August has reached Pennsylvania.

Pa. House's 'clean' cigarette-tax bill retains controversial charter element

Pa. House's 'clean' cigarette-tax bill retains controversial charter elementThe Pennsylvania House of Representatives stripped contentious provisions from the Philadelphia cigarette-tax authorization bill in a rules committee meeting Tuesday, paving the way for a full chamber vote. House leadership

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'Remember the ladies' of the 19th Amendment
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'Remember the ladies' of the 19th Amendment

"Remember the ladies" is the message Abigail Adams urged on her husband, John Adams, as he sat in the Continental Congress in 1776, deciding upon the course for a new nation. But the ladies were not remembered in 1776 in the
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Personal stories of courage and fear living with sickle cell disease

Dr. Marjorie Dejoie uses fitness training and nutrition to fight sickle cell disease and to help coach others through their own symptoms. Dejoie reached out to her contacts and colleagues for commentaries about

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Book by father-son writing team chronicles life of Richardson Dilworth

Book by father-son writing team chronicles life of Richardson Dilworth

The newly transformed Dilworth Plaza--now Dilworth Park--officially opened this month along the west side of Philadelphia City Hall.  And many if not most who will seek it out as a destination don't know very much about
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Too many people with sickle cell disease face ignorance, lack of support from medical community

Too many people with sickle cell disease face ignorance, lack of support from medical community

It was difficult to listen to the sickle cell disease segment. Both my siblings have sickle cell [disease], and I've spent my life watching them suffer through a painful illness, and every day I have to cope with the reality
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