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Urban Affairs Coalition Celebrates 45 Years Driving Change in Philadelphia and Nationwide

Urban Affairs Coalition Celebrates 45 Years Driving Change in Philadelphia and Nationwide

This Friday, 1000 community leaders and decision-makers in Philadelphia’s business, government, and grassroots communities, including Pennsylvania Governor-Elect, Tom Wolf, will join the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) at the UAC’s sold-out 45th Anniversary Breakfast. Driving change from the ground up for 45 years, UAC has improved the quality of life in the Philadelphia region b building wealth in urban communities and solving critical problems, such as digital literacy, job training, youth development, free tax services, small business … Read entire article »

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Your Role in Impacting Your Community #UAC45, Tonight at 8pm EST

Join Philadelphia’s Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) tonight for a live Twitter chat to discuss our civic responsibility to help each other, and how the UAC is driving change in Philadelphia and beyond from the ground up. Time: 8-9pm EST Hashtag: UAC45 The theme of tonight’s chat is “Don’t Kick the Can” and is moderated by UAC’s CEO, Sharmain Matlock-Turner. During the discussion, Sharmain will talk about the work UAC undertakes to drive change from the ground up and how citizens have a civic responsibility to help each other. She will also answer questions about UAC’s role in the social justice arena and how everyday people can lend a helping hand. … Read entire article »

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Long List of Stars to Partipate in Veterans Day Concert for Valor on National Mall

Long List of Stars to Partipate in Veterans Day Concert for Valor on National Mall

An estimated 850,000 people are expected to turn out on the National Mall in Washington D.C. tomorrow for HBO’s Concert for Valor, a salute to America’s veterans. The concert is a “first-of-its kind event designed to bring artists, celebrities and millions of Americans together to honor the courage and sacrifice of veterans, active duty service members and their families.” Featured artists include: The Black Keys Bruce Springsteen Carrie Underwood Dave Grohl Eminem Jennifer Hudson Jessie J Metallica Rihanna and Zac Brown Band Although they will not be … Read entire article »

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19-Year-Old with a Terminal Brain Tumor Inspires Sports Fans with #Layup4Lauren Challenge

19-Year-Old with a Terminal Brain Tumor Inspires Sports Fans with #Layup4Lauren Challenge

Nineteen-year-old Lauren Hill suffers from an inoperable brain tumor with just months to live, but that didn’t stop her from fulfilling her dream — to step foot on a college basketball court. Lauren is a freshman at NCAA Division III Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati. The NCAA allowed the team to move up its first gamin against Hiram College in order to accommodate Lauren and her quickly-deteriorating health. During that game, Lauren scored the first … Read entire article »

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Support City of Hope and Win a Hollywood Experience With The Voice Star Christina Grimmie

Support City of Hope and Win a Hollywood Experience With The Voice Star Christina Grimmie

Are you a fan of NBC’s The Voice? If so, you probably remember Team Adam’s own Christina Grimmie from Season 6. Grimmie came in third place on the show, after which, she signed with Island Records. Prizeo and Grimmie, who is best known for her YouTube covers of artists like Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry, have teamed up to give fans a chance to win a trip for two to … Read entire article »

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Zenyada Pulls Out Her Superhero Powers for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Zenyada Pulls Out Her Superhero Powers for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Since 1950, children, families, and organizations have used Halloween as an opportunity to raise funds for children who need much more than candy. This year’s spokesperson, Zendaya, has been asking kids in the U.S. to make a difference in the lives of other kids by raising funds for UNICEF’s lifesaving programs. “I loved Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF when I was younger because it was such an empowering experience to be able to make a difference. Kids need … Read entire article »

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You Don’t Have to Be a Celebrity to Help Fight Ebola

You Don’t Have to Be a Celebrity to Help Fight Ebola

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are among celebrities who have stepped up and donated to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. Earlier this week, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced their $25 million donation to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation. Last month, Bill and Melinda Gates made $50 million in donations to a number of global organizations, primarily United Nations agencies. Now that the virus has reached U.S. soil, Americans … Read entire article »

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Celebrating the Power of Girls Around the World

Celebrating the Power of Girls Around the World

The world will celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11. To kickstart the conversation about the importance of empowering adolescent girls, the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign launched #GIRLHERO, a photo-sharing campaign to celebrate girls everywhere. You can help create a ripple effect of people celebrating girls. Join Girl Up in sparking an empowering chain reaction for girls around the world. Simply post a photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram of a girl … Read entire article »

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‘Angelina Jolie Effect’ Boosts Breast Cancer Awareness and Testing

‘Angelina Jolie Effect’ Boosts Breast Cancer Awareness and Testing

Last year, one of Hollywood’s leading ladies, Angelina Jolie, opened up about her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy, based on her family history of breast cancer and after undergoing genetic testing. In what has been dubbed the “Angelina Jolie Effect,” researchers in the UK found that testing for the BRCA mutation – a genetic mutation increasing one’s risk for breast and ovarian cancers – doubled in the six months following Jolie’s announcement that she … Read entire article »

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Celebrities Join President Obama’s in Campaign to End Sexual Assault

Celebrities Join President Obama’s in Campaign to End Sexual Assault

If you think stopping sexual assault isn’t on you, President Obama’s “It’s On Us” initiative urges you to think again. Last week Obama, Vice President Biden, celebrities, and Americans across the country joined together to launch the “It’s On Us” initiative — an awareness campaign to help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses. It’s On Us is a reminder that it is the job of every American to be part of the solution to … Read entire article »

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