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If one-of-a-kind keepsake jewelry is what you desire, look no further than Beads Byaree. The owner, Areeayl Goodwin, handcrafts whimsical brass jewelry that is a surefire conversation starter. The Philadelphia native graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s in acting. Today, she creates jewelry inspired by the world around her. Goodwin’s designs have amassed a…

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Will Smith has been racially abused by police “on more than 10 occasions.” The Bad Boys actor admitted he got stopped “frequently” by officers in Philadelphia, who used derogatory language toward him because of his skin color. Speaking on podcast “On One With Angela Rye,” he said: “I grew up in Philadelphia. I grew up…

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Maori Karmael Holmes is the founder and artistic director of BlackStar Film Festival. Holmes received her bachelor’s in history from American University and her MFA in film from Temple University. Her work has screened internationally, including the feature documentary Scene Not Heard: Women in Philadelphia Hip-Hop. She also has directed and produced works for Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter…

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Former Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Donovan McNabb continues to harbor resentment towards ex-teammate Terrell “T.O.” Owens for being instrumental in breaking up their Super Bowl-contending team. McNabb, considered a borderline NFL Hall of Fame candidate by sports pundits, says Owen’s destructive and narcissistic ways created strife and discord within the Eagles locker room and prevented…

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If something doesn’t exist, create it. That’s exactly what David Cabello did. After only three semesters at Shippensburg University, Cabello and his twin brother, Aaron, dropped out of college. Natives of Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania, the twins moved to Philadelphia, hoping to make a change in the Black community. Working together, the twins created the first…

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John Legend “faced a lot of challenges” growing up. The 40-year-old singer has said he was subjected to racial discrimination throughout his younger years, especially when he went to college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as he would have “occasional encounters with police” that made him “question [his] belonging.” Speaking to People magazine after being named 2019’s Sexiest Man…

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Dr. Tosha Rogers is an Atlanta Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She received her B.S. in chemistry from Drexel University and her D.O. from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Drexel University College of Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital. The Philadelphia native currently owns Atlanta Premier OB/GYN Associates,…

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Latoia Fitzgerald is a Los Angeles-based designer and mother. Fitzgerald is the designer behind the kid’s fashion line Dillonger Clothing and the women’s fashion line Lionne Clothing. The Philadelphia native has been obsessed with fashion since a young age. Fitzgerald grew up in an artistic household, where her step-father was a videographer and my mother…

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DJ Name: DJ Aktive Name: Maurice Deloach Hometown: Philadelphia Genre: Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop Venues: Touring Arenas DJ Aktive has become one of the most sought-after DJs in the industry. Spinning professionally for the past 18 years, the Philadelphia native has toured the world with some of the top artists in the music business. With an…

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The rise in the dominance of social media platforms like Facebook has impacted the lives of those both the great and small. On a regular basis, people have been made famous, infamous, and in some cases, jobless after posts were exposed to the public eye and widespread scrutiny. Now at least 72 Philadelphia cops have…

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Philadelphia’s top prosecutor has called for a new trial for Meek Mill. The 32-year-old rapper spent months in prison after he was sentenced to two-to-four years in jail for minor probation violations related to a 10-year-old gun and drug possession case in November 2017, but District Attorney Larry Krasner has argued Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley…

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A Philadelphia police officer is under investigation after he shot a man through his car window while off duty. Joel Johnson, 28, is described by family and neighbors as an adult with special needs who is known for panhandling in the community. On Monday night, May 20, 2019, Johnson was begging for change from drivers…

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