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Volume 6, Issue 22 November 8, 2018

2 Black Professionals News • November 8, 2018
Philadelphia Parking Authority Approves Martin Luther King Day as Non-Ticketing Holiday
Upon City Council Urging
In February 2018, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown legal, cultural and moral landscape of this country and the service that is
introduced Resolution No. 180082 “Urging the Philadelphia Parking paid forward every year in his memory has become a hallmark of our
Authority to Recognize the Martin Luther King Day Holiday as a City. I am thankful to the PPA Board for moving the needle on my
Non-Ticketing Day.” 11 Councilmembers co-sponsored the bill which resolution to recognize MLK Day as a non-ticketed holiday in
unanimously passed. Philadelphia,” said Councilwoman Reynolds Brown. “It is imperative
The Philadelphia Parking Authority Board has indicated that it that we recognize and celebrate renowned African-Americans in the
intends to apply the same standard of enforcement as it does on the other social landscape of Philadelphia, weaving in the stories and legacies they
recognized non-ticketing holidays to Martin Luther King Day. Other have left behind to inspire future generations. We must make certain that
non-ticketing holidays include New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, we are also adding memorials and formal observances of those who have
Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and sacrificed their lives on behalf of others, and most importantly, those that
Christmas Day. are historically underserved and have been left out.”
Philadelphia Parking Authority Executive Director Scott Petri stated, Philadelphia’s annual celebration of this holiday is one of the most
“We, at the PPA, are proud that we are part of a City and County that monumental MLK Day events in the United States. The Greater
leads the nation in volunteerism on MLK Day. Many of our employees Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day event is considered one of the
take the day to serve. We understand how important this day of largest MLK events in the nation, with over 150,000 volunteers
volunteerism is to communities throughout Philadelphia. The participating in 1,800 service projects in 2018 alone.
Philadelphia Parking Authority is glad to help ease the concerns of all For additional information, please contact Public Affairs Manager
those who volunteer their time on Martin Luther King Day.” Samantha Pearson at
“The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King is indispensable to the current

The Black Professionals News Black Friday Initiative to Support Black Owned Businesses
My name is Earl Harvey, I am the Publisher of The Black shopping day of the year. Instead of just one shopping day, I propose that
Professionals Newspaper (BPN ) in Philadelphia and the Atlantic City the community support black owned businesses every Friday. Of course
Times in AC. Our newspaper was created to provide affordable we encourage supporting our businesses every day of the week, but for
advertising opportunities for small businesses and non-profits that service now if we can do a special promotion to drive customers to our
the black community. I am a marketing consultant and I know most small businesses just one day a week, we hope it will grow from there.
businesses have limited budgets for advertising and marketing which is At the end of the test period we will aggregate participation provide a
badly needed to grow their businesses. We also provide website design report and hopefully launch Black Friday as a City Wide Community and
and email marketing in addition to print advertising. Economic Development Initiative. The purpose is to grow the businesses
I am working with a group of Philadelphia businessmen to develop and hopefully they will create jobs for the community, please join us!
strategies to improve our communities. I have developed a concept called To volunteer call 267-244-3860
Black Friday which will be a spin off from Black Friday, the biggest For a list of participating businesses

For more information or to

purchase a card contact
Earl Harvey 267-244-3860
For a list of participating businesses or to sign up a business visit

Earl Harvey, The Black Professionals News Phone

Publisher 267-244-3860
P.O. Box 44303 (BPN) earl
Philadelphia, PA
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Black Professionals News • November 8, 2018 3
ICAP INC Friends & Donor Launch

On Thursday, October 25th the Intergenerational Community but generally are the ones who need to assist loved ones in making right
Alliances & Programs Inc. aka ICAP INC. was surrounded by friends, life decisions. Knowledge is the key to proving better care to our loved
faith and community representatives and sponsors to introduce its ones. ICAP INC. will provide the Hello Game and additional resources
mission to the public. The event was held at Independence LIVE with to learn more about life planning from legal to funeral planning and all in
food a plenty catered by Aramark. Fred Blain, radio personality from between” states Jean Kirkley, founder.
Gospel Hwy 11. The second specialty focus is the African American Heritage Program
The attendees were provided information by sponsors Independence, (AAHP) created and directed by Jacqueline Wiggins, retired educator and
Common Practice, FUNTIMES Magazine, Gift of LIFE Donor Program, a respected and noted Black historian. “There is so much history from
Stith & Associates Health Insurances, Always Best Care Senior Services, pre-enslavement to present that is not taught in our school system. Using
Boomers R Heroes, Native Dawn Associates and Dubose Business & the faith community and community organizations as a gateway to
Printing Services. “The Launch provided a quality atmosphere to educate all ages about the many contributions made by African
confirm our image as one of excellence in service to the faith and Americans and others of African descent to the Philadelphia and
community organizations” says Sandra Lawrence, CEO & Founder. vicinity.” AAHP will include a docent/tour guide curriculum for
ICAP INC. has three areas of focus which are Palliative and Hospice interested persons.
awareness and education; African American Heritage Program and BAV Thirdly, the BAV Girl Phenomena Inc, is a self and life esteem
Girl Phenomena Inc. Two collaborations were birthed at the event which program to support young and life seasoned women. This includes
further emphasizes they are sincere and serious about service. As a part discussing and evaluating abstinence and celibacy in order to build
of the Palliative and Hospice education component they will be the healthy self and other relationships. For some it is a healing process and
collaborative partners for the Philadelphia and vicinity to facilitate the others a learning tool including health, spirituality, physical and mental
Hello Conversation Game about living and dying. “We will provide wellness information.
workshops and seminars to encourage and educate people to make ICAP INC. is well tuned with a strong support and advisory team.
quality life care decisions to avoid crisis for caregivers and loved ones “Each member of the board of directors and the advisory committee are
during the end of life stage. diverse in their specialty to support the goals and objectives of this
The Hello game helps to more comfortably discuss living and dying organization” sayas Elder Gregory Johnson, Pastor of the Metropolitan
issues.” Common Practice manufactures and created the game. ICAP Baptist Church and Vice-Moderator of the Pennsylvania Eastern
INC. will be the primary lead in introducing this game in the Philly area” Keystone Baptist Association and ICAP board president.
states Jethro Heiko, CEO of Common Practice the manufacturer and For information or to host workshops and seminars on any of the
creator. topics contact ICAP Inc. at 215-221-4249 or e-mail
The second collaboration is with Boomers R’ Heroes a Philadelphia Website can provide upcoming
Caregiver Support Group. “Caregivers are often invisible to the public events and information.


The Marian Anderson Award will be rescheduling its 2018 Award Ticket holders who have questions should email
Gala originally scheduled for November 20, as Queen Latifah is unable, or call the Kimmel Center Box
to accept this year due to personal reasons. We look forward to honoring Office at 215-893-1999 (open daily from 10am to 8pm). We apologize
her in the future. for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.
A new date and other details will be announced shortly. Single tickets The Award will alert all media as soon as we are ready to announce
for the November 20 Gala Concert will be honored on the new date. the new date and honoree.



4 Black Professionals News • November 8, 2018
Small Business Owners are Invited to Join IBUYBLACK Discount Card Initiative
We are inviting black business owners to join a network that will free online . Shoppers love discounts. And our members
PROMOTE your business and bring you NEW customers – AT NO love to BUY BLACK
COST TO YOU! The iBuy Black Card – is a discount card that will be in We will send you promotional materials, include you in our network,
the hands of shoppers looking to support Black businesses. We have sold and promote you in the media, in social media ads, and in business
over 3000 cards to the public, and our goal is to eventually issue 10,000 showcases. This is a great opportunity to grow your business! Please call
cards. Shoppers pay $10.00 for the iBuy Black Discount Card because Earl Harvey 267-244-3860 to learn how to register your business.
they want to support small businesses. This wonderful program will help Sponsored by Kenny Gamble, Philadelphia Community of Leaders.
grow your business, create jobs in our community, and raise funds that Pastor Alyn Waller, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. Sarah Lomax,
will be reinvested in our community. CEO, WURD Radio. Earl Harvey, CEO, Black Professionals News. Ali
Best of all, it’s easy for you to participate in the iBuy Black Card Salahudin, African Genesis Institute Joel Wilson, president and CEO of
network! Here’s how it works: 1. Joining the network is FREE! We just JCW Consulting and Gary Shepard , 3rd Floor Media.
ask that you provide a small discount or benefit to our cardholders. 2. Pick Up Ibuyblack discount cards at the following locations: African
The nature of the discount you provide is up to you – 5% - 10% totally Cultural Art Forum, 221 S 52nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19139, Amatullah's
up to you! Just remember, you will be getting new customers. 3. Treasures, 6303 Lansdowne Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19151 and
Participating businesses will be promoted by the Philadelphia Maxamillion's Gentlemen's Quarters Barber Parlor, 2035 Chestnut St
Community of Leaders (PCOL) and all of our partners. 4. Sign up for Philadelphia, PA 19103

Support Black Owned Businesses Make Dollars Make Sense

Economists say the average dollar earned by blacks stays in our hands. A broad coalition of Philadelphia leaders have united and
community for 6 hours. Compare that to the white community. Dollars developed the iBuy Black Discount Card to address this problem. Our
circulate in the white community for 17 days! Some laugh at our goal is to recruit 10,000 consumers to purchase the iBuyBlack Discount
spending habits -- then they harvest our dollars like locusts in a field of card for just $10.00. In return shoppers can expect discounts and benefits
corn. They don’t care that strong black businesses are good for the when they present the card to businesses who join our network. Network
ENTIRE community. Considering the potential to lower crime and businesses will get new customers, community recognition, and free
violence, ALL people should make a point of supporting black promotion within our extensive network. Want to join this movement and
businesses. According to Brian Williams, MBA and Founder of spend your dollars wisely? Purchase your iBuyBlack Discount Card, “If we spent nine cents of our collective dollar with today by calling Earl Harvey 267-244-3860 Business people, want to add
black owned businesses we could employ every single man, woman and new customers and show your support for this movement? Join our
child within the black community”. More jobs will lower crime and growing network email For a list of participating
violence. We should heed the advice of Rev. Leon Sullivan and take businesses
charge of the dollars that flow through our pockets. The power is in our

Volunteers invited to join us for an exciting

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Black Professionals News • November 8, 2018 5
Studio 2e is excited to announce an open house with the Studio 2e Partnership Group,
November 17, 2018. Studio 2e is a full service film and photography studio conveniently
located minutes from I95 in historic Port Richmond.
The meet and greet will be proceeded by an open casting call for the set.
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headshots please contact Keith Lewis Photography prior to the event. talented team of writers, directors, and producers ready to assist with
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Meet and Greet 4PM - 8PM All are welcome to this free event. Tour Studio 2e is available for rental to qualified photographers and film
Studio 2e, speak with the Studio 2e partnership group, and check out the makers, either as a monthly rental or on an a la carte basis. Equipment
amenities while enjoying some complimentary refreshments. Enjoy the rental is also available. Studio 2e is also available for casting calls and
music of the Hummingbirds Jazz band, and talk football with the host of select events.
the popular video podcast Eagles Talk, which is headquartered at Studio “We are excited to be opening our new studio here in the historic
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The Annenberg Center’s 2018-19 season continues a commitment to makes its Annenberg Center debut in a unique holiday concert. It is a
innovative, critically acclaimed productions—top contemporary dance season replete with exciting Philadelphia debuts, exciting world, U.S.,
ensembles, cutting edge theatre productions, a diverse array of celebrated and local premieres.
jazz, classical, and world music artists, enriching family programs, and “The Annenberg Center plays an important role on the University of
festive holiday celebrations. Recently announced partner, NextMove Pennsylvania campus and in the cultural landscape of Philadelphia,
Dance, returns to the Annenberg Center for a co-presented series of 11 nurturing and presenting innovative programming in dance, music,
exceptional dance companies, including four performing in Philadelphia theatre, and more, ” says Executive and Artistic Director Christopher A.
for the first time. A new series, The Philadelphians, explores the Gruits. “We are thrilled that our co-presenting partnership with
populations that came to and forever changed Philadelphia, through NextMove Dance will combine Philadelphia’s two major dance
period performance juxtaposed with new interpretations that look back presenters under one roof, ensuring a healthy future for contemporary
on the city’s history. Early music graces the Annenberg Center stage for dance in Philadelphia. Our 2018-19 season celebrates this integration and
the first time, while two site-specific performances, in Rittenhouse uses the performing arts to reflect on current events and explore our
Square and a local pub, bring the Annenberg Center’s programming common connections through a wide array of musical styles, cutting-
beyond conventional theatre walls. edge theatre and exciting dance. It’s truly a season that showcases the
The Artist-in- Residence program continues with the renowned power of the arts to transform lives.”
Dance Theatre of Harlem, featuring a world premiere by Philadelphia Subscriptions and show tickets for the Annenberg Center’s 2018-19
native and resident choreographer Robert Garland. Jazz pianists will be season are on sale now at or 215.898.3900.
in the spotlight, with intimate shows by three vibrant, young artists, and
The Crossing, Philadelphia’s Grammy® Award-winning chamber choir,


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The Sounds of Motown continue through December at
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Sundays
A group of people standing in front of a stage description generated with The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The
very high confidence Marvelettes, plus many more, Motor City Live transports those who
After an astonishing summer and due to popular demand, Hard Rock witnessed it, back to the moment when they first heard these songs on
Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has extended Motor City Live: A Motown their transistor radios. For others, it shows what all the fuss was about in
Tribute Concert through December 9 with shows every Sunday at Sound the first place, as the live performances capture the Motown magic.
Waves. Motor City Live is produced by Elite Casino Productions. Jill Reed
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the Motown sound ascended out of choreographed the show and Linda Voermans is the production manager.
Detroit, combining pop, funk, R&B with fantastic singers and solid The musical director is Arland Gilliam. Costume design by Kristine
songwriting to create the soundtrack for a generation. Valentine.
This summer, visitors to Atlantic City had the chance to see and hear “If you’re a fan of the Motown sound, be sure to add “Motor City
for themselves what made Motown so special. The tribute features an Live” to your list of must-see shows.” – Philly Voice
accomplished cast of singers, dancers and musicians, eye-catching “If you grew up on Motown tunes like I did, you have a wonderful
costumes, and stunning choreography. opportunity to relive those days!” – Atlantic County Magazine
“Enjoying a tremendously consistent response from our audiences “Few Atlantic City shows can compare with Motor City Live.”
since opening night, we are absolutely thrilled to be able to extend our – Atlantic City Weekly
production of Motor City Live to the Hard Rock audience until Tickets for Motor City Live range from $20 to $30. For more
December 9,” said director Allen Valentine. information or to purchase tickets in advance, see
Featuring the music of The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Jackson 5,

Dmitry Bivol To Defend WBA Title Against Hard-Hitting Jean Pascal at the Etess Arena at
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Saturday, November 24
Televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® fight between Dmitry Bivol and Jean Pascal!”
Dmitry Bivol will defend his WBA Light Heavyweight World Title "This is the most important fight of my life and I could not be more
against former Olympian and former WBC, IBO, and Ring Magazine motivated,” said Pascal. “I'm making boxing history on November 24th.
champion Jean Pascal on Saturday, November 24, 2018 as boxing returns I'm known as a champion who never turned down any challenges, but I
to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. want to be two-time champion and I want to be immortalized in the Hall
The event will be promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing, of Fame when my career is over. To fully cement my status as a hall of
Bivol’s promoter, in association with Jean Pascal Promotions. The bout famer, I must win this fight and I will win this fight. “
will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at Main Events CEO Kathy Duva said, “Main Events could not be more
10:00 p.m. ET/PT. excited to return to Atlantic City for our second card at the Hard Rock’s
Bivol, age 27, of St. Petersburg Russia, risks his perfect record of 14 Etess Arena. Our first card there on August 4 was a sellout, and we
wins with no losses and 11 knockouts against the time-tested Pascal, who expect to build on that momentum by bringing Dmitry back to be in the
turns 36 on October 28, has 33 wins, 20 by knockout, against five losses main event on November 24.”
and a draw. “Following up on the success of last August’s fight between Alvarez
Bivol is coming off a dominating 12-round decision victory over and Kovalev, this will just be another step forward in Atlantic City’s
crafty Isaac Chilemba of Malawi on August 4. Pascal is fresh from an return to professional boxing,” says Bernie Dillon, Vice President of
eighth round TKO over former UFC champion Steve Bosse at Place Bell Entertainment for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, “I’m thrilled
in Laval, Quebec on July 20. that Hard Rock can be a big part of that.”
Andrei Ryabinski of World of Boxing, Bivol’s promoter, said, “We Tickets range between $30.00 and $150.00 and go on sale Friday,
are glad to be putting together another fight for Dmitry Bivol together October 26 through and
with HBO, Main Events and the Hard Rock. Look forward to a great
Black Professionals News • November 8, 2018 9
Patti LaBelle Returns to Tropicana Atlantic City in 2019
Legendary Patti LaBelle will bring her soulful voice to Tropicana choir member to lead vocalist to solo artist is
‘Atlantic City’s Tropicana Showroom for a live performance on Saturday, the same energy that keeps her fire burning
February 16 at 8 p.m. at seventy-four years young. In addition to
For more than 50 years, LaBelle’s strong and expressive voice has being a world-class artist, Patti is just as well
left an indelible mark all over the world. This Philadelphia-born known for her philanthropy and
entertainer captured her first hit in 1962, as lead singer of Patti LaBelle humanitarian work. She remains an advocate
and The BlueBelles. Later with Labelle and as a solo artist, she went on for diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS, adoption,
to release numerous hit songs and albums and capture worldwide foster care, Big Sisters, United Negro
acclaim. College Fund and many other initiatives.
A solo artist since the 1970s, Patti has created timeless songs that Tickets are priced from $55 to $125 and
have garnered numerous honors including GRAMMY Awards, American are subject to tax and fees. Tickets go on sale
Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, New York Times bestsellers and Friday, October 26 at 10 a.m. and are
more. From music to film to books, Patti has shown her diversity and available at the Tropicana Box Office, at
broken down barriers as an entertainer and businesswoman, most or via Ticketmaster’s Patti LaBelle
recently launching a line of products, Patti’s Good Life, and has starred ‘toll-free number at 1.800.745.3000.
in her own highly rated cooking specials on the Cooking Channel and For more information about Tropicana Atlantic City, visit
Food Network.
The same motivation that helped Patricia Louise Holte blossom from
Inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame Boardwalk Classic on December 15
Eight Teams to Participate in One-Day Quadruple-Header in AC NCAA tournament, along with N.C. State, Virginia Tech, and Iona.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Casino “Atlantic City has long been a popular destination on the east coast
Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) of Atlantic City with wonderful hotels, dining and entertainment. We are very excited to
announced the field of teams for the first-ever Boardwalk Classic host the inaugural Boardwalk Classic at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City
presented by Citi, a newly developed college basketball showcase to be this December,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the
held at Historic Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, December 15, 2018. It is Basketball Hall of Fame. “The eight teams participating and the fans who
another signature event created by CRDA’s ongoing programming travel with them are sure to have a fantastic experience in this unique
alliance with IMG. venue.”
The one-day quadruple-header will feature Temple University “The CRDA is pleased to welcome back the best of college
(American Athletic) vs. Davidson College (Atlantic 10); Iona College basketball to Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall,” added CRDA Board
(MAAC) vs. Princeton University (Ivy League); Penn State (Big Ten) vs Chairman Robert Mulcahy. “Working with the Hall of Fame and IMG,
North Carolina State University (ACC); and Virginia Tech (ACC) vs this event brings to the resort regional and national basketball powers, as
University of Washington (Pac-12). Seven of the eight schools well as a national television audience.”
participated in the 2018 college basketball post season, including Penn Visit us on the web: … on Facebook:
State, who won the NIT tournament (joined in that event by Temple and … on Twitter/Instagram: @Hoophall
Washington.) Davidson, the Atlantic 10 tourney champ, appeared in the #HOFBoardwalkClassic … or call 1-877-4-HOOPLA Basketball Hall

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Advertising • Marketing • Special Events
10 Black Professionals News • November 8, 2018
Kerbeck Cadillac introduces the XT 4
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Internships for Undergraduate Students of Color
Participating museums include Philadelphia Museum of Art, New Successful applicants will be afforded the opportunity to work
Orleans Museum of Art, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts alongside the curators, conservators, educators, and administrators
The Souls Grown Deep Foundation (SGDF) is pleased to announce a working directly with art recently acquired from the Foundation
new grant program providing undergraduate students of color paid ‘collection and gain experience in museum work in general. Each
internships, allowing for the opportunity to develop professional internship includes a trip to visit the Foundation’s collection in Atlanta
experience in art museums while being financially supported. The and the artists and communities it serves in the Southeast. Internships are
program will launch in the spring 2019 semester, providing $5,000 per open to undergraduate students of color interested in professions related
intern, leading to full academic-year placements beginning in 2020 to museums and visual arts.
offering $10,000 per student. Students will apply for internships in “We are delighted to participate in this new grant program, just as we
relevant curatorial, registrarial, conservation, education, and/or begin to plan an exhibition that will present for the first time the 24
administrative positions at art museums that have acquired art from the works that we recently acquired from the Souls Grown Deep
Foundation. The first museums to participate in the program will be the Foundation,” Timothy Rub, The George D. Widener Director and CEO of
New Orleans Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Virginia the Philadelphia Museum of Art, stated. “Through this process, our intern
Museum of Fine Arts, which are all working towards presentations of will gain valuable experience, working closely with our curators, and
their respective Souls Grown Deep Foundation acquisitions. participating in nearly every facet of exhibition planning, from
“The Souls Grown Deep Foundation’s internship program presents a installation design and interpretation to working with our educators on
new way to support the original aspirations of our founder William S. public programming and community engagement. It is essential that as
Arnett—that the artists we advocate for must be and are being we nurture the growth of the next generation of scholars we also ensure
championed by others,” said Dr. Maxwell L. Anderson, president of the that the field itself reflects the diversity of the community we serve. We
Foundation. “In light of recent research by the Mellon Foundation on the are grateful to the Souls Grown Deep Foundation for creating a
challenges of diversifying museum staff, we are especially proud to fill much-needed program that makes this internship opportunity possible.”
the need of supporting undergraduate students to encourage the pursuit of For information on applying, go to
graduate education and/or a career in museums.”

The Urban League of Philadelphia Board of Directors

cordially invites you to attend

The 16th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr.

Community Empowerment Program
Thursday, November 29, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Individual Ticket $125 Table of Ten $1,250

Please respond by November 16, 2018

215.985.3220, ext. 236
Black Professionals News • November 8, 2018 11
2018 John Allen Blue Award Recipient
` After spending 10 years as a Defensive Driving Instructor, in New services they were already
York City. Abdellah Abdul-Qawi relocated to Philadelphia, with the offering and marrying that
intention of finding his true purpose of helping others. One of his first with our hunger relief work
endeavors was starting a mentoring program at United Muslim Masjid in was the perfect combination."
Philadelphia where he worshipped where he helped at-risk youth in his Thursday November 29,
local community. After volunteering at the Masjid’s hunger relief non- 2018. Presented by: Hilton
profit Muslims Serve for 6 years, Qawi eventually was promoted to Philadelphia at Penn's
Executive Director where he manages the operations of the organization. Landing, 201 S. Christopher
Muslims Serve partnership with Bebashi began through combining Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia,
weekly meals with Bebashi’s Prevention Education program’s free and PA 19106, 6:30 PM.
confidential HIV/AIDS and STI testing services. Qawi is committed to 2018 Gala Sponsors:
continuing to expand Muslims Serve partnership with Bebashi and other Gilled Sciences, Philly AIDS
organizations to provide countless services, referrals and meals. Thrift, Minuteman Press of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania,
When asked why Muslims Serve partnership with Bebashi is Life Tree Pharmacy, PharmBlue, AHF Pharmacy, Einstein Healthcare
impactful, Qawi says combining the services both organizations offer Network, PHL Diversity, BDFS Group , Health Partners Plans, Top
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Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Kicks off January Schedule at

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 7–9 p.m., Patrisse Cullors and Asha
and Culture will celebrate Martin Luther King Day with live music, a Bandele, co-authors of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives
film screening and interactive activities for guests and museum visitors. Matter Memoir, will discuss their book and the motivating factors that
Monday, Jan. 15, the museum will commemorate the birthday of Dr. led to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement with
Martin Luther King Jr. with a community day: “The People’s Holiday-A award-winning journalist Michel Martin of National Public Radio.
Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Enjoy live Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. The event
music inspired by King’s from The House Band in Heritage Hall, and will take place in the Oprah Winfrey Theater. Tickets are free, but guests
make a memorial button or flag based on objects in the museum’s should register in advance through
collections. There also will be supplies available to make scarfs, which The January programs will conclude Friday, Jan. 26, from 6:45-9:45
guests can keep or donate to those in need. The museum’s Center for p.m. with a social justice conversation and participatory program on race,
African American Media Arts (CAAMA) will screen the 1970 identity and civil rights policy since the 1950s, “A Seat at the Table with
documentary, “King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis” from Civil Rights Advocates.” Civil Rights advocates Constance Rice,
2–6 p.m. in the Oprah Winfrey Theater. The film features primary co-founder and co-director of the Advancement Project in Los Angeles,
footage including the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and King’s and Maya Wiley, founder and president of the Center for Social
assassination in 1968. Celebrity narrators Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Inclusion, will be joined by moderator Julianne Malveaux, labor
Ben Gazzara, Charlton Heston, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Paul economist and noted author, in a conversation exploring issues of
Newman, Anthony Quinn, Clarence Williams III, and Joanne Woodward contemporary importance linked to systematic racism, social inequity
accompany original news footage that captured historic moments of and the black community. The audience is encouraged to join in the
protest. The people’s holiday events are free, but registration is required discussion. Tickets are available for purchase through

Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival Moves to West Philadelphia

The 4th Annual Juneteenth Parade and Musicfest will be held in West Muhammad Ali Way.
Philadelphia on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Our 2018 parade, which was televised on ABC, consisted of 1500
The festivities will begin with an “Honor the Ancestors” breakfast at participants, 20 floats and an attendance of approximately 10,000. For
the historic Belmont Mansion. 2019, we expect to double those numbers. High stepping marching bands
To add a distinct local flavor, the parade route will move through the and beautiful floats will compete for prizes. Local and national
African American community starting at 52nd and Jefferson Streets, celebrities will join and mingle with the crowds. The parade will be
south on 52nd Street and conclude with a festival at Malcolm X Park telecast once again by ABC-TV to over 1 million people.
(52nd and Pine). This will provide the opportunity to highlight local Those interested in sponsoring, participating or volunteering should
businesses. In addition, a local route will bring people out of their homes call the Juneteenth hotline at 267-331-6458 or visit our website at
and ensure maximum crowd size.
At the festival, a ceremony will take place renaming 52nd Street
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting
that Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will showstopper!
play the Academy of Music from Tuesday, November 6 - Sunday, “For over 50 years, Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE
November 18, 2018. CHOCOLATE FACTORY has invited audiences of all ages to step inside
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY tells the world of pure imagination,” said Ed Cambron, Executive Vice
the story of Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting President of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “We are
Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His honored to welcome guests to the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus to
marvelous—and mysterious—factory is opening its gates…to a lucky experience the wonders of this charming hit Broadway musical. Filled
few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs with eye-catching sets and an enchanting new score, this dazzling show
sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a is truly a sweet treat for the entire family!”
mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure For more information, visit
imagination. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the

Celebrate Fall at The Old School Party

@ Philly's Platinum Grille 7719 Crittenden St @ Mermaid Lane in Chestnut Hill
Friday, November 30th. Calling All Sagittarius FREE ADMISSION for Sagittarius with ID,
all others $10.00 at the door. Free parking, cash bar. Call
Platinum Grille to reserve your table 215-247-2312, or call Earl Harvey 267-244-3860
Ain't No Party Like a Sagittarius Party 8:30 pm to 2:00 am
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