Tagged Philadelphia

Invisible Warriors, African American Women in World War II

Join us for a screening of the documentary, Invisible Warriors,  featuring a diverse group of African American “Rosie the Riveters” who recount what life was during the war. Followed by a conversation with Gregory S.…

Financing Your Business

The Small Business Administration (SBA) moderates a financing panel with expert panelists sharing their knowledge in the fields of lending, microlending, and economic development from across the Philadelphia region. Presented…

Jon Dorenbos | Life Is Magic: My Inspiring Journey from Tragedy to Self-Discovery

In conversation with Larry Platt, co-founder/co-executive director of The Philadelphia Citizen and former editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Magazine and co-author of Life is Magic Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper…

Business Roundtable with Temple SBDC

The Temple Small Business Development Center is hosting a panel focused on entrepreneurship at the BRIC! This no-cost event is ideal for startups. There will be a moderated panel followed by Q&A and networking. Bring your…

Work for Yourself 50+

Work for Yourself@50+ is a workshop to help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment.…

Gentrification in Kingsessing: A Community Conversation

Gentrification is affecting many neighborhoods, Kingsessing among them. As new people move in and housing costs rise, many long-time residents see the neighborhood change in ways that are disturbing. Join your neighbors – old and…

Joey Baldino and Adam Erace | Dinner at the Club: 100 Years of Stories and Recipes from South Philly's Palizzi Social Club

In conversation with Michael Klein, editor/producer of inquirer.com/food and @phillyinsider Originally a meeting place for South Philly’s Abruzzi-American community, the members-only Palizzi Social Club is now one of…

Moviehouse

...Remember the Northeast Philly’s "Crest"? ...North Philly's "Carman"? ...Kensington's "Midway"? ...Mt. Airy's "Erlen? ...South Philly's "Ideal"? ...return with us to…

How to eFile/ePay Your Business Taxes Online

Do you get overwhelmed when navigating the Revenue eFile/ePay tax website? Not sure which worksheets or schedules to file with your Business Income and Receipts Tax (BIRT) and Net Profit Tax (NPT) returns? This hands-on workshop,…

High School Choices Program

Come see what the difference High Schools have to offer your child.  We will have informaiton on all local schools, City-Wide schools, and Select Enrollment schools, as well as many of the top charter schools. We have information…

Notable African Americans From Philadelphia

Notable African Americans from the City of Brotherly Love.

Philadelphia Inquirer Digital Archive 1860-2001

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Archive-It

Archive-It, a web archiving service, to collect and store the websites of Philadelphia government agencies and selected cultural institutions, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the American Philosophical Society. You can search…

Mary Pope Osborne | Magic Tree House: To the Future, Ben Franklin! with Natalie Pope Boyce

Mary Pope Osborne is the prolific author of the beloved Magic Tree House series of children’s books. Featuring time-traveling brother and sister Jack and Annie, the wildly popular books have been translated into nearly three dozen…

Kwame Onwuachi | Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir

In conversation with Chef Elijah Milligan A former Top Chef star, the executive chef at Washington D.C.’s popular Kith and Kin, and a Forbes and Zagat’s 30 Under 30 honoree, Kwame Onwuachi  is one of America’s most acclaimed young…

Steve Luxenberg | Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation

A 30-year writer and senior editor at The Washington Post , Steve Luxenberg has overseen reportage that has won a host of awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes for explanatory journalism. He is the author of Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey in…

Howard Schultz | From the Ground Up: My Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America

In conversation with William Kristol, founder and former editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard . The former chairman and CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz led the java giant from eleven cafes in the Seattle area to more than 28,000…

Nelson Díaz | Not from Here, Not from There/No Soy de Aquí ni de Allá: The Autobiography of Nelson Díaz

In conversation with Sabrina Vourvoulias, journalist, short story author and novelist Introduced by Henry Cisneros A 1972 Temple University Law School graduate, Nelson Díaz was the first Puerto Rican lawyer admitted to the Pennsylvania…

Michael A. Smerconish | Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns

Michael A. Smerconish is the host of  The Michael Smerconish Program  on SiriusXM Channel 124, the host of CNN’s  Smerconish  on Saturday mornings, a Sunday  Philadelphia Inquirer  columnist, and a  New York Times  bestselling author.…

Leslie Odom, Jr. | Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher and Never Stop Learning

In Conversation with Kalela Williams, Director of Neighborhood Enrichment Programming Philadelphia's Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since…

Zinzi Clemmons | What We Lose

Watch the video here . A cofounder and former publisher of Apogee Journal and a contributing editor for Literary Hub , Zinzi Clemmons has had work published in a variety of literary magazines, including Zoetrope: All Story, The Paris…

Joe Beddia | Pizza Camp: Recipes from Pizzeria Beddia

Watch the video here . In conversation with Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit Joe Beddia is the owner and chef of Philly’s own Pizzeria Beddia, named by Bon Appétit as the best pizza in America. This distinction is not surprising,…

Wendy Lesser | You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn

Watch the video here . “Consistently engaging, sly, witty, understated…and written with simple elegance” ( The New York Observer ), Wendy Lesser’s many essay collections, works of fiction, and edited volumes include The Pagoda in the…

James Rahn with Diane McKinney-Whetstone and Tom Teti | Rittenhouse Writers: Reflections on a Fiction Workshop

Watch the video here . The founder and head of the Rittenhouse Writers’ Group for its nearly 30-year existence, James Rahn has made this venerable workshop one of America’s longest running and most prestigious. His eponymous memoir of…

Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino | Pretty Little World

Watch the video here . In conversation with John Timpane Elizabeth LaBan  is the author of The Restaurant Critic’s Wife , The Tragedy Paper , and  The Grandparents Handbook . She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania…

Erica Armstrong Dunbar | Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Watch the video here . Named the first director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Erica Armstrong Dunbar is a professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of…

Robb Armstrong | Fearless: A Cartoonist’s Guide to Life

Coming from “one of the country’s hottest young cartoonists” ( People ), Robb Armstrong’s Jump Start is the most widely syndicated daily comic strip by an African American in history. Appearing in more than 300 newspapers in eight…