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Chinese Lunar New Year: 2016 welcomes the year of the Fire Money, farewell  to the year of the Wood Sheep, which started off with lion dances all over Philadelphia click here
Medical professionals

Dr Samuel Quartey is a chemist trained at Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana, a podiatrist trained in Philadelphia and an educator who is the Chairman of the Board of the Imohotep Charter School in Philadelphia. More about Dr Quartey, click here.

Politicians
Philadelphia Councilmember Hon Mrs Jannie L Blackwell has as her personal motto: “Politics is an open ended opportunity to make life better for others.” Videos and pictures click here.
Pope visits Philly. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2015 v9n2p0925

Last night, I walked down Market Street, passing the Convention Center and City Hall on my way to the monthly Amnesty International meeting at Rittenhouse Square. Where we always talk about human rights and taking care of refugees and the poor, and lobbying for wars and executions to stop. Is that what the Vatican wants? I hope so. Certainly looks like Pope Francis wants all the things we want.

The Pope is coming to Philadelphia, and Center City is off limits to the unscreened, and a section around the Art Museum is only accessible by ticket.

Philadelphia is certainly ready, flags welcoming the Pope line Market Street, Philadelphia City Hall is closed until after the Pope leaves. Over its entrances, 4, through arches, are big pictures of Pope Francis and yellow buttons are on its walls, welcoming the World Gathering of Families.

The streets of Philadelphia looked emptied of the usual pedestrians, I mostly saw folks with green lanyards & clear Knight of Columbus backpacks.

Mayor Nutter signs an executive order thawing ICE, with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell by his right side click here.
On April 2nd, 2014, without thoughts for the human rights of a genius chemist and his wife, who survived the bloody civil war of Liberia, who worked hard all their lives, whose US Army veteran daughter served in Afghanistan, Philadelphia police decided that Vickson Korlewala and his wife had no right to freedom click here
Wharton Small Business Development Center is not an African business, but they work with African businesses and have a keen interest in businesses succeeding in African communities inside the continent of Africa and outside Africa.

For a story on when the Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on African and Caribbean Affairs visited the Center, click here.

Above, son of Africa, honorary Consul for Guinea and facilitator of business and friendships with sons and daughters of Africa, the Hon Stanley L Straughter, founding chair of the Mayor's commission.

Artists

Mr Omenihu Amachi is a fine artist and broadcaster who has teamed up with MJoTA to present MJoTAtalks. He runs Amachi Studios where he paints on commission and sells beautiful paintings click here. For the first MJoTAtalks episode, in which Mr Amachi describes his painting about Biafra, click here.

Mrs Constance Chisom Orji sings Christian songs, in church and everywhere. Her home church is St Cyprian's, click here, so I have heard her sing like an angle a lot. To listen to Chisom sing and see pictures I have taken click here.
John Coltrane died in 1967 but when he lived he made beautiful music and for some years lived in North Philadelphia click here.
Auto
High Chief Malachy Orji has a full-service, Pennsylvania state compliant auto repair and auto inspection shop. Click here.
Witness to Innocence: the US must abandon "justifiable homicide" click here
Churches
St Cyprian's Roman Catholic Church holds a mass every Sunday at 1pm in Igbo. I love it. The choir is a treat to listen to, and the Igbo priests: I feel like I am in Heaven when I am there click here.
Dance
Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble click here
Museums
Aces Museum was opened as a tribute to troops when the United States of America absurdly had 2 sets of armed forces, one for self-designated sons and daughters of Africa, and one for everyone else (we all came from Africa originally). Aces Museum is in Germantown and run by Dr Althea Henkens, who is an internist trained at Michigan School of Medicine, click here.
Non-profit community organizations
Sickle Cell Disease can shorten lives to childhood, it can also be lived with for a long time. The Rev Zemoria Brandon was the wife of a Christian minister who lived to middle age with sickle cell disease, and started a non-profit to give resources to those with sickle celll disease and those who are like her who have or had relatives living with the disease, click here.
Social meeting places
The African Cultural Center in Philadelphia click here
The Welcoming Center welcomes migrants from African and Caribbean countries to Philadelphia. Also migrants from other countries, but most migrants moving to Philadelphia are from Africa and the Caribbean, click here.

Below, its founder, daughter of Ireland and friend to all immigrant sons and daughters of Africa, Anne Callaghan.

African American Museum in Philadelphia, I have been a member since 2008. Lovely spaces over 4 floors, constantly changing art exhibits, frequent events free to everyone or free to members, click here.
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Mural Arts, Visit Philadelphia leaders honored buy Arts + Business Council
Three women are pushing the barriers in the city's arts communities, according to the Arts + Business Council, which recognized Wednesday the soon-to-depart leader of Visit Philadelphia, the founder of Mural Arts Philadelphia and the head of Philadanco! for their work strengthening the business side of Philadelphia's cultural organizations. Hundreds of attendees gathered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to honor the outgoing president & CEO of Visit Philadelphia, Meryl Levitz; Jane Golden of Mural…


Fri, 25 May 2018 19:02:32 +0000


Post Brothers to take over Piazza in Northern Liberties
The Philadelphia real estate company is involved in a transaction that will give it a controlling interest in the mixed-use community that has defined the Northern Liberties neighborhood since it was developed in 2009.


Fri, 25 May 2018 18:38:08 +0000


Main Line biopharm firm raises $49M
The company's lead product is being developed as a treatment of hypercholesterolemia, the medical term for having a high blood cholesterol level, and for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.


Fri, 25 May 2018 18:03:42 +0000


Councilwoman Gym pitches bill ending 10-year tax abatement
With the spring City Council session coming to an end, reform of Philadelphia’s controversial 10-year property tax abatement emerged as a live issue on Thursday. The 18-year-old development incentive waives property taxes on increased real-estate values generated through new construction or renovations. Critics say the break unfairly benefits the wealthy while greatly reducing the public benefit of the city's building boom.  In the morning, City Councilwoman Helen Gym introduced a bill that…


Fri, 25 May 2018 17:45:35 +0000


PHC4 revises flawed preventable hospital admissions reports
The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has revised its April research report on preventable hospital admissions after learning of inaccuracies in the data provided to the independent state agency for its report. According to PHC4, population data files provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – including county rates – were incorrect.   The council has received corrected data files from AHRQ and updated the figures in the research brief available here.  “PHC4…


Fri, 25 May 2018 17:24:15 +0000


Dechert adds team led by `queen of toxic torts'
Sheila Birnbaum has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in major product liability cases.


Fri, 25 May 2018 16:35:54 +0000


Buccini/Pollin Group to break ground on $30M Hilton hotel on Wilmington riverfront
It will generate 200 jobs during construction and 40 when it opens. There are other exciting developments happening in Wilmington, too, including a 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision that could prove a boon to the area.


Fri, 25 May 2018 16:13:51 +0000


United settles with family over dog's death
United Airlines has reached a “resolution” with Catalina Robledo and her family over the death of their dog during a flight. The resolution came in the wake of the death of the Robledo family’s French bulldog, which suffocated after being placed in an overhead bin during a United Airlines flight Catalina Robledo also was on. The dog’s death went viral after a shaken Catalina Robledo made several television appearances and said a United flight attendant, who apparently did not know a small…


Fri, 25 May 2018 15:47:30 +0000


Leadership lessons can be learned from loudmouth jerks
I was in line to board the plane home when I heard a man about four people behind me speaking loudly into his phone. “Yes, we got this deal, Jim. I really put a good one together. I did this, and I did that and let me tell you more about me.” Well, those were not his exact words, but you get the picture. As we trekked into the plane, people kept looking at him as he kept talking loud enough for anyone in line to hear him, but he didn’t seem to notice. I was in row 10, aisle seat when,…


Fri, 25 May 2018 15:43:29 +0000