If Cherelle Parker's bill passes, Philadelphia would become the first municipality in Pennsylvania to ban discrimination against African Americans who wear their hair in braids, dreadlocks, and twists, or ornamented with beads and barrettes.
Mrs. Jackson attended public schools and graduated from Germantown High School. During World War II, she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter,” the nickname given to women who joined the war effort, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, said her daughter, Alma Reese.
Until Angelina Lincoln began researching the remarkable lives of William Moulden and his wife, Juliana, for her master’s degree, nearly everything that university administrators knew about them fit into a blurb on Villanova’s website.
Mrs. Perez died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at the Edgehill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. “If all my mother had was $5, and you needed money, she would give you every penny of it,” her daughter, Lonna Evans, said. “She never cared about material things. She wanted to help people."
Felix M. Torres-Colon, who had been executive director of the New Kensington CDC for nearly three years, died Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020 at 62. He lived in Willingboro, NJ. He was known for promoting affordable housing and home ownership and neighborhood development.
A dance major at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Mr. Irwin-Diehl loved ballet. “He was a lifelong ballet dancer,” said his mother, Rebecca Irwin-Diehl. "He had added hip-hop and modern and jazz as part of his major. But ballet was his heart."