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Thursday morning, local media including Al Dia, Technical.ly Media, Philadelphia Magazine and more had the opportunity to preview the new (semi-finished) Comcast Technology Center located in Center City. Philly Speaks has been on many press tours but not many are led by the CEO… it was great to meet Comcast’s CEO Brian Roberts, to obtain […]

For the seventh year, Philadelphians and travelers crowded the Ben Franklin Parkway excited for the JAY-Z curated two-day Made In America (MIA) festival – during Labor Day Weekend on September 1st & 2nd. The musical lineup was hot ranging from R&B, Hip-Hop, Alternative Music and EDM with artists, Nicki Minaj, Alessia Cara, Miguel, Janelle Monae, […]

On Sunday, June 17th Love Now Media will lead a social media campaign encouraging people in the City of Philadelphia and Beyond to write letters with the hashtag #LoveLetterToMyFather. The campaign is part of a series of love-themed events being produced by the organization for 11 Days of Love Stories from June 11th through June […]

Interested in buying a home? We’re here to help! We’ve been focusing on modern-day redlining and the impact it has had on potential homebuyers in Philadelphia and now we want to take the time to offer some assistance and resources to buying your first home. The Urban League of Philadelphia is kicking off its annual Empowerment […]

Hosts, Senator Vincent Hughes and Tiffanie Stanard kicked off Philly Speaks discussing the Celebration of Jazz Appreciation month during April. We interviewed Harry Hayman, Hospitality Management Specialist for the Byrum Group. Six days a week their restaurant, South Jazz Parlor appreciates and highlights Jazz but added a special event for April. Join South Jazz Parlor this […]

April 4, 2018 marked 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a tragedy that reverberated across the globe and transformed the fight for civil rights in the United States. Comcast NBCUniversal honored this historic milestone by serving as the Media and Technology Sponsor for the National Civil Rights Museum’s “MLK50 Commemoration” […]

Host, Tiffanie Stanard and Guest Co-host Tony C. Daniel had an open conversation with the Philly Speaks listeners about Black Businesses. From how to support without asking for a “hookup” to Jay-Z and P.Diddy developing an app for black businesses and why it’s better for them to invest in those companies. The listeners had very […]

Over the last two decades, black women have become the fastest-growing demographic of entrepreneurs, owning nearly 60 percent of all black businesses. And if current efforts to diversify the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) workforce have their intended impact, the number and scope of founders should increase as well: more than 90 percent of […]

“Kept Out: For people of color, banks are shutting the door to homeownership” is the most recent article making headlines written by Aaron Glantz and Emmanuel Martinez of Reveal – from The Center for Investigative Reporting. The yearlong analysis, based on 31 million records…revealed, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans […]

Tomorrow, Nov. 28 is #GivingTuesday, the day when nonprofits around the world encourage their supporters to donate to year-end campaigns. This marks the sixth annual – global day dedicated to giving back at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season (day after Cyber Monday). The awareness initiative was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y […]

On November 11, 2017 (Saturday) – Alpha Company Veterans Group will host “A Hero’s Luncheon” in recognizing the six lives lost from Alpha Company First Battalion 111th 28th Infantry and to feed veterans and their families. The luncheon will take place at Beckett Life Center, 1410 N. 16″‘ Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121 from 12 – […]

Sunday October 29, 2017 Hosts Senator Vincent Hughes and Tiffanie Stanard kicked off Philly Speaks discussing the recent indictments against White House staffers announced Friday evening (October 27) to be issued on Monday (October 31). With so many spectulations on who will get arrested and if the charges will stick – we needed a legal […]