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‘The onus is not on them’: Breaking down stereotypes, misconceptions, and myths about black women, marriage at the Free Library

A Q&A with sociologist and licensed clinical social worker Sarah Adeyinka-Skold about black women's marriage patterns and dating trends. Adeyinka-Skold will speak about the myths and misconceptions about black women marrying at the Free Library on Feb. 20.

Wyclef Jean visits South Philadelphia High School, announces music technology grant

The Grammy winner announced to the students that their high school would receive $50,000 for music production equipment.

Temple among first local universities to openly display Progress Pride flag

It’s a symbol for acceptance, a catalyst for conversation, and a statement that Temple is “supportive of everybody,” said an administrator.

Millennials rely on the Free Library for more than books

Millennials across the city rely on public libraries as free public spaces that provide books and materials, as well as free WiFi and programming, digital services, and the chance to connect with their community.

Volunteers dream up a world without gun violence at King Day of Service

Across the region, a record 150,000 people of all ages and races braved frigid temperature to donate time and sweat in about 1,800 community service projects throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, according to Todd Bernstein, founder and director of the region’s King Day of Service.

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Free Library borrowers face long waits for books, materials — the side-effect of a shrunken materials budget

Free Library patrons wait weeks, sometimes months, for books, DVDs, and other materials. Its one impact of the system’s declining funding over time.

Avenue of the Arts Bells won’t be back anytime soon

Avenue of the Arts officials say a new system would have to be built from scratch to get the bells ringing.

Millennials need mental-health care, but struggle to access it. Advocates hope to change that.

Aishia Correll wants to flip what health care looks like for millennials.

Temple trustees condemn controversial remarks by Marc Lamont Hill, but affirm his right to free speech

At their first public meeting since the uproar, Temple's trustees issued a "statement of condemnation" of Hill.

Finding a way to '$hare’ financial advice and speak to millennials

$hares wants to teach millennials to budget, stack coins and the art of debt management. And it all started with childhood lessons from Anthony Copeman's grandmother.