The Philadelphia Tribune
The Philadelphia Tribune is the largest newspaper in the U.S. serving the African-American community. This spot and five other 30-second public service announcements, made possible by GPTMC and its partners, aired throughout Black History Month in 2008. The series earned a Mid-Atlantic Emmy nomination.
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Philadelphia’s Historic District, the site of the original city and often called America’s most historic square mile, reveals early chapters in the nation’s history, including the challenges, injustices, accomplishments and contributions of Africans and African-Americans.
This year, the Historic District’s African American Museum in Philadelphia celebrates its 40th anniversary....
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Visitors To Philly Can Support Independent, Brick-And-Mortar African-American Businesses
Shops, restaurants, galleries and bars owned and operated by African-Americans are abundant in Philadelphia. Among Philly’s destination-worthy black-owned businesses: high-end lingerie boutique Coeur, nerdy-cool hangout Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, healthful juice and açai bowls bar Stripp’d Juice, top-shelf nightclub Reserve, and and West Philadelphia’s inimitable arts space, the Tiberino Museum.
What's In the Chestnut Hill, Germantown & Mount Airy Neighborhoods?
Restaurants, Cafes, Markets, Shops, Arts and Attractions
Diverse and historic, Chestnut Hill, Germantown and Mount Airy are urban neighborhoods in northwest Philadelphia. Each enclave has a distinctive style, feel and highlights that represent the communities’ past and present. All are worth day trips, and fortunately, getting there is a cinch via SEPTA, Philadelphia’s public transportation system. Check...
2017 Annual Events In Philadelphia
Philly Festivals & Events Celebrate All Sorts Of Interests
There’s a reason Philadelphia is on so many people’s list of must-see cities for 2017. A jam-packed schedule of fireworks, festivals, parades, shows and more keep folks coming back to Philadelphia year after year.
Here’s a look at what’s going on in the Philadelphia region in 2017:
'Tis The Season: Holiday Happenings In Philadelphia
The Region Celebrates With Lights, Trees, Parades, Fireworks, Shows & More
Twinkling lights, the echo of carols and a nip in the air all bring a sprinkle of seasonal magic to Philadelphia. This year the festivities get an extra touch of sparkle with the launch of the Philly Holiday Festival, the city’s colorful, seven-week holiday gift to locals and visitors, featuring...
Philadelphia's Literary Legacy Makes For A Novel Visit
Visitors Can Get Their Read On At Authors’ Homes & Independent Book Stores
Literary roots run deep in Philadelphia, a city that has inspired countless authors and continues to nurture their legacies. Throughout the region, lovers of literature can connect with such classic authors as Poe, Whitman and Michener in places where they lived, worked and created some of their most celebrated works....
Dinosaurs, Lights, Hogwarts & More Fun Await Families In Philly This Fall
Autumn In Philadelphia Means Family-Centric Festivals, Exhibits—& Dancing In The Streets
For most kids, fall means homework. But for kids in Philly, the new season also means fun. From September through November, families in Philadelphia and the Countryside® can revel in epic exhibitions (Jurassic World, Longwood Gardens’ Nightscapes), essential art displays (Creative Africa, Get the Picture!)...
Philadelphia Fetes Community And Culture This Fall
Major Art Exhibitions, Street Festivals, Dinosaurs, Murals and More Invigorate The Season
With the opening of a new center for Latino arts and culture (El Corazόn Cultural Center), a day of car-free city streets (Philly Free Streets) and oodles of festivals celebrating everything from fungi to films to first-person storytelling, Philadelphia coasts into autumn with a calendar chock full of fun.
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Used to be when a guy needed a shave or a haircut, he had to choose: Book an appointment at a unisex salon or take his chances at a grandfatherly barbershop. That’s not the case anymore—at least not for guys in Philly. These days, the city is full of tonsorialists—that’s...
16 Things To Know: African-American Philadelphia
From Colonial Through Modern Days In The City Of Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection
Strength In Numbers:
- The 2010 U.S. Census reported 661,839—that’s 43.37%—of Philadelphians are African-American, the city’s second largest ethnic demographic. More recent estimates show this population has increased by approximately 1% in the past six years.
- The largest concentration—82%—of African-American Philadelphians live in North Philadelphia west of Germantown Avenue, Point