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Senate Education Committee chairman John Eichelberger reportedly said during a town hall meeting that he blames failing urban school systems for minority students dropping out of college and that money would be better spent training them for vocational programs.

William Toney's last calls and texts were on November 19 to some of his female friends. After that, everything, his cell phone and his social media, went blank.

They were men and women of strength and courage who pressed through slavery to build the nation’s house. Yes, the slaves built that. Mrs. Obama said, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. I watch my daughters, two beautiful intelligent young black women play with their dogs on the […]

The 11-term lawmaker immediately relinquished his post as the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department after his indictment last July.

On Thursday, officials in Philadelphia passed a resolution that not only honors Major League Baseball legend Jackie Robinson's color barrier-breaking appearance in the city in 1947 but also serves as a formal apology. On April 15, the day that Robinson shattered the barrier, his widow will receive a formal apology for the mistreatment her husband faced, NBC Philadelphia reports.

He found a concrete spot on Sesame Street as Mr. Handford, who ran Hooper's Store on the show from 1990 to 1998. Fans took to Twitter to offer condolences to the beloved actor.


Over the course of this year, Baltimore has been at the forefront of a national conversation about police brutality. The city has found itself back in the headlines again, but this time around, it’s related to a national eviction crisis. A new study released by the Public Justice Center, titled Justice Diverted: How Renters Are […]

Linda Weston, the woman responsible for imprisoning mentally disabled adults in a boiler room has been sentenced to life in prison.


UPDATE: 6/13/15 1:01 P.M.  A Philadelphia fire official has confirmed a body was pulled from the wreckage Wednesday afternoon, increasing the death toll to seven.…

Hear the first installment of the Reality Radio with Cathy Hughes’ “Living History” segment, featuring Chaka Fattah here   In the Philadelphia area, Congressman Chaka…

New York, NY — Fred Hammond’s 13th CD, UNITED TENORS: Hammond, Hollister, Roberson, Wilson, debuts #1 on Billboard’s Gospel sales charts, and #39 on the Billboard Top-200.  This scores Hammond, considered the chief architect of urban praise & worship, his 7th #1 Gospel debut. UNITED TENORS: Hammond, Hollister, Roberson, Wilson brings a fresh perspective to […]

Kirk Franklin and the BET Sunday Best crew made their annual stop to Philadelphia to find the most talented gospel singers to sing in this year’s Sunday Best competition. Philadelphia came out strong as BET and our friends from Praise 103.9 tried to find the best talent from the “City of Brotherly Love.” Click on the image above or the […]