Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
BY YAMELIN JAQUEZ — ; PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 13, 2020, 2:44 PM
Evan Robinson, the owner and a certified personal trainer at 36E Fitness. Robinson started his own private gym after hearing many athletes complain about the lack of privacy while training in big gyms.
Kofi Armah, from Ghana, is the executive chef at Coal Bethlehem and has been living in the Lehigh Valley for about nine years.
Armah recalls some challenges he had to face when starting this business. However, he was more motivated to teach about what was missing.
“The cuisine isn’t as popular compared to every other place in the area,” Armah said. “It was more of a challenge educating the consumer.”
In its dishes, the restaurant aims to include elements from West African cuisine but mainly focuses on Ghana’s street food.
Menu items include a variety of grilled meats and salads. Armah said there have been some challenges as a result of COVID-19.
“We are not doing as much dining as takeout, which is not the best,” Armah said. “We prepared for our guest to dine in here to have the full experience.”
The restaurant is located at 81 W. Broad St. in Bethlehem and is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Read the full article
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
NAACP Easton #2260 Presents "Get Out To Vote" Reggae Concert Saturday, September 19th 2020 4:00pm-8:00pm @ Riverside Park Easton
Friday, August 21, 2020
|Judge of Elections Erika Bickford testifies at the Lehigh County Board of Elections hearing |
on July 29th 2020
Allegations of voter fraud, suppression, and ballot tampering have been swirling around the recent primary elections for the Pennsylvania State House's 22nd District. Now some are even calling for the primary to be decertified. WDIY's James Johnson has part two of a WDIY News special feature on the election controversy.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Black & Latino Construction Contractor Referral program: Call: 484-538--9347 if you would like to participate
Friday, August 14, 2020
Lehigh Valley Black News Network Community Survey: Black Owned Eateries or Restaurants in the Lehigh Valley
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Pa. small businesses’ requests for COVID-19-relief grants outpaces funding available by more than $600 million
Fifteen thousand applications were submitted In just three hours on the day the window opened for receiving applications for the first round of COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance grants.
That overwhelming response for a share of the $200 million in grant aid to help businesses impacted by the pandemic took the network of Pennsylvania Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), which administered the program, by surprise.
“We did not expect the damage from COVID would have been so great and the need would have been so great. I don’t know anyone could have predicted how many applications it would draw,” said Dan Betancourt, president and CEO of Lancaster-based Community First Fund and chairman of the Pennsylvania’s network of CDFIs.
Receiving close to 50,000 applications during the two-week application period requesting $860 million made the CDFIs realize businesses’ need for help was so great that they decided to distribute all $200 million more quickly in two rounds instead of the original plan to dole it out over four rounds.
On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the first round would reach nearly 5,000 businesses scattered across all 67 counties. Combined, those businesses would receive $96 million in grants that range from $5,000 to $50,000. Funding for the grant program comes from federal stimulus money provided to the state through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Businesses that were successful in landing a grant will be notified over the coming days following a second review to verify information included in their application, Betancourt said. A full listing of all the businesses that received grants will be available in two to three weeks, he said. Read more here
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Three Allentown council members call for Gerlach and Siegel to be censured for joining Black Lives Matter protests
AUG 01, 2020 AT 6:29 PM
Three Allentown City council members say they support a resolution demanding a censure and no-confidence vote against council members Ce-Ce Gerlach and Joshua Siegel, urging them to resign and alleging conflicts of interest in their participation in Black Lives Matter protests.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
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I adamantly and reasonably take that position because any particular statement that was made by any of the aforementioned persons- even if factually wrong, historically imprecise, intellectually misconstrued, or maliciously offensive- was a Black symptom of a white disease. Stated another way, it was a benign Black lesion caused by a malignant white cancer.
And, most important, it was an isolated oral response to a systemic physical assault. Not one of those aforementioned Black persons ever kidnapped or bought or sold or whipped or lynched or sharecropped or convict-leased or Jim-Crowed or redlined or gerrymandered or disenfranchised or miseducated or ghettoized or mass-incarcerated or police-brutalized or otherwise systemically oppressed any white person. And not one of those aforementioned Black persons had or has the ability to do so!
The only thing Cannon (and the others) did was say some words- which alone can’t physically hurt anyone. But systemic racism can and does break Black people’s bones, spirit, educational access, employment opportunities, healthcare options, etc.
That’s why I’m neither judging nor condemning Cannon. And besides, although I’m not a Christian, I do recall hearing about Jesus having said in Matthew 7:5, “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”
Therefore, hypocritically, systemically, historically, currently, and blatantly racist white America can’t tell me a damn thing about what Cannon recently said on his “Cannon’s Class” podcast.
By the way, what exactly did he say that compelled so many white folks to clutch their pearls in contrived outrage? You’ll be surprised to know that, despite his obvious lack of substantive knowledge regarding the topics he discussed, he actually got some things right. Here are two examples: Read the full article here
Michael Coard, Esquire can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as at AvengingTheAncestors.com His “RadioCourtroom” show can be heard on WURD96.1FM