Monday, October 14, 2019

What Death Leaves Behind Presented by SMASH Entertainment Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:30pm–9:12pm at AMC Center Valley 16 — 2805 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, PA, United States, 18034

Event Info

Please join us for the Allentown Premier of What Death Leaves Behind and afterwards for an exclusive QnA with the Producers! 

Based on the True Events from a lifelong resident of Allentown Pennsylvania, What Death Leaves Behind tells the story of Jake Warren, a man whom after receiving a life saving kidney transplant, experiences reoccurring nightmares he believes to be visions of his donor's violent murder, sending him on a dark path of deranged vengeance, leading to an unbearable truth.more

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What Death Leaves Behind Presented by SMASH Entertainment
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:30pm–9:12pm

at AMC Center Valley 16 — 2805 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, PA, 18034
$12.00 General 

PENDING This event will only happen if 57 more tickets are reserved.

Needed 57 Deadline: Oct 23 

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Event Program

Movie presentation of What Death Leaves Behind After a kidney transplant, Jake Warren experiences reoccurring nightmares he believes to be visions of his donor's violent murder, sending him on a dark path of vengeance, leading to an unbearabletruth.

Q&A to Follow!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sphinx Virtuosi For Justice and Peace Friday / October 18, 2019 / 8 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. in Williams Center Room 108: Please join us for an insightful discussion with the artists about Sphinx and the night’s program.

The dynamic Sphinx Virtuosi chamber orchestra brings together the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical soloists, many of whom are alumni of the distinguished Sphinx Competition. With a commitment to cultural equity and artistic excellence, each thoughtfully crafted program illuminates the abundance of music by composers of color and expands the boundaries of the chamber repertoire in imaginative new directions. From Venezuelan Aldemaro Romero to Franz Schubert, Black British composer Philip Herbert to Americans Michael Abels, Jessie Montgomery, and Xavier Foley, For Justice and Peace considers diverse expressions of protest, purpose, and conciliation.

Program: Romero / Fuga con pajarillo // Bartók / Divertimento for Strings // Abels / Global Warming // Herbert / Elegy: In Memoriam, Stephen Lawrence // Foley / For Justice and Peace for Violin, Bass and String Orchestra // Montgomery / Source Code // Schubert / Death and the Maiden, Finale

Tickets: $27 adults, $6 youth and students; or save 20% with a Chamber Music subscription.
Members of the campus community, log in with your Lafayette email to reveal your price.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

PADC : "How Equity and Inclusion promoted by decision makers can positively impact MBEs."Friday October 11th Event

"How Equity and Inclusion promoted by decision makers can positively impact MBEs."

From this luncheon, the Pennsylvania Diversity Coalition will continue to glean the positive impact access and opportunities has when addressing social determinants of health such as but not limited to:

a. Race / Racism 

b. Access to health services

c. Income and social status d. Culture

e. Gender f. Employment and working conditions

g. Education and literacy h. Childhood experiences

i. Physical environments j. Social supports and coping skills

k. Healthy behaviors l. Biology and genetic endowment

We will have two panel discussions with participants that have in-depth personal experiences as professional decision makers in the spheres of contracting, professional services, developing economically distressed communities and promoting inclusion with fidelity.

Date and Time

Fri, October 11, 2019

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM EDT

Location: Crowne Plaza Harrisburg-Hershey 23 South 2nd Street Harrisburg, PA 17101
Cost: $60.00

Contact: Organizer of PADC Coalition Fall Luncheon

Karl Singleton email:

Start Marketing your Business: Classes Start October 8th

Call our office to register: 610-433-5703

Pa. out front: How the argument over reparations is moving into state capitols

By John L. Micek Friday October 4, 2019

We first reported back in June that state Rep. Chris Rabb was drafting legislation that would both provide reparations for descendants of African slaves and provide some redress for the ensuing centuries of institutional racism.

And while Rabb, a Philadelphia Democrat, has begun seeking co-sponsors for his legislation, and researching the best way to go about reparations, he’s found himself a part of a larger national conversation about America’s original sin. And it’s one that is moving from Washington D.C. to state capitols across the country,

As our colleagues at report this week, lawmakers in four states, California, Texas, New York, and Vermont, have each introduced separate reparations proposals. Each are states that outlawed slavery after the Civil War — or never allowed it in the first place.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Join the team at Northampton Community College!

Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020

Positions Currently Open

Full time:

Part time:

Other positions also available include adjunct instructors, regular part-time, and various pool positions. Applicant pools are reviewed for these positions as necessary.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our careers site, as postings are subject to change.

Northampton Community College serves more than 35,000 students a year at the Main Campus in Bethlehem, a branch campus in Tannersville, and the Fowler Family Southside Center in south Bethlehem.

The College is also one of the largest employers in the region with more than 1,700 full- and part-time employees. We offer a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits package for full-time employees, which includes health, dental, term life, long-term disability, retirement and educational assistance

To apply or for more information, visit our careers site at

NCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer”.

FESTIVAL UnBound: OCTOBER 4 –13, 2019

Celebrating our home, Bethlehem, the Lehigh Valley, and commemorating twenty years of change since Touchstone’s Steelbound: Art of an Industry. Touchstone will, with our Community, National, and International Partners, forge a vision—through art—for our future.

JOIN US for a ten-day arts festival of original and re-imagined works, created by Bethlehem community members, local professional artists, and international guest artists.


Highlighting the Black community in the Lehigh Valley, an afternoon gathering for all to enjoy features spoken word poets, live music, African drumming, a showcase of ethnic food and vendors, and speakers on health and equity issues. Our featured speaker is Rev. Dr. Gregory Edwards.

DATE: Saturday, October 5  TIME: Noon-5:00pm

VENUE: Bob Cohen Room @ Bethlehem Area Public Library | 11 W. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA

PRICE: Love Offering / Pay What You Will donation

Explore the Festival 10 Days of UnBound Events!


Monday, September 30, 2019

Tickets on Sale now for the 2019-20 performance season at the Williams Center for the Arts!

Williams Center for the Arts

Tickets on sale now for the 2019-20 performance season at the Williams Center for the Arts! Season highlights include Wynton Marsalis, Ballet Hispánico, Sphinx Virtuosi, Jazzmeia Horn, Nobuntu, The Improvised Shakespeare Company—and so much more! Visit to explore the entire season and secure your seats now!
19/20 Williams Center Performances

Monday, September 23, 2019

African American / Latino Round-table Wednesday September 25, 2019 Harrisburg PA


Breakfast – open at 9:00 am  
Call to Order & Welcome – 9:30 am
Regional Reports – 9:45 am to 10:30 am
Intro. of Elected Officials – 10:30 am to 11:00 am
Secretary Reports – 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Present Senator Hughes – 12:00 pm to 12:15 pm
Working Lunch – 12:15 pm 
1st Panel – Employment & Education – 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
2nd Panel – Health Care & Housing – 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Our mailing address is:
Talk Minority Action Group (TMAG)
PO Box 143
Monroeville, PA 15146-0143
Our phone number is:
(412) 823-4007
The African American/Latino Roundtable is vital in educating, empowering, and uplifting our communities as part of America and the American Dream.
​People of color are the fastest growing population in the United States and the most underrepresented in the democratic political structure.  ​What does diversity, inclusion and equity mean to you? 
​The Roundtable brings people together that want to be diverse and inclusive, intentionally.  We will have elected officials, civic leaders, citizens and activists of like mind who want to make changes in Pennsylvania policies.
​Please join us as we discuss pathways to improve lives of voiceless people in Pennsylvania. Please invite your network to join so we can expand our outreach and our work.  The Roundtable is FREE and open to everyone.  We look forward to talking with you in Harrisburg.
Click Here to Register

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Greater Shiloh Church 115th Church Anniversary Celebration: Friday 9/20 to Sunday 9/22, 2019

The Greater Shiloh Church will be hosting a celebration of its 115th Church Anniversary.  

The celebration will kick-off with a Gospel Concert on Friday, September 20th beginning at 7:30 pm.

Community Day will be held on Saturday, September 21st, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, which will feature a Community Yard Sale, a blood drive, financial service. FREE food, FREE kids activities, games and more. The celebration will conclude Sunday, September 22nd, with church services.

For more information please contact the Greater Shiloh Church, 403 Pastor Fred Davis Street, Easton, PA 18042 (610) 252-5640 or check out our website:

Saturday, September 14, 2019

This Organization Made History for Black Talent in the Fashion Industry

The National Association of Black Fashion and Accessories Designers was the first of its kind to combat nepotism among White gatekeepers.

BY: Shelby Ivey Christie  Sep 6 2019 · 6 min read

Women and Mary Mcleod Bethune (co-founder of the New York chapter of NAFAD). Photo: Afro Newspaper/Gado/Getty

Being Black in fashion is often boiled down to two words: access and opportunity. The luxury fashion landscape has historically been vastly White. One of luxury’s key pillars is exclusivity; another is scarcity. These principals have been upheld for centuries, not only in luxury fashion but also in the way opportunities and resources are afforded and how talent is defined.

There is a decades-long system where talent of color, mainly Black fashion talent, is left with no entryway into an already exclusive industry.

There are many examples of just how far White nepotism has propelled White fashion talent. Yves Saint Laurent was taken under Christian Dior’s tutelage after his father’s friend Michel de Brunhoff, editor in chief of Vogue Paris, shared Saint Laurent’s sketches with Dior. Anna Wintour’s father was the editor in chief of one of the most revered U.K. publications and set her up with her first job in fashion after she dropped out of high school. Stella McCartney, Paul McCartney’s daughter, was named the creative director of Chloé in 1997, just two years after graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. The Hadid sisters, Lizzy Jagger, Kendall Jenner, and Kaia Gerber have become some of the most recognizable faces in fashion because of who their parents are and the access it affords them.

There is a decades-long system where talent of color, mainly Black fashion talent, is left with no entryway into an already exclusive industry. In response, a collective of Black fashion designers banded together across the United States to form the National Association of Black Fashion and Accessories Designers (NAFAD) to give access and opportunities to Black fashion talent. It was the first organization of its kind. Read More Here:

Saturday, September 7, 2019


The Black Heritage Association of the Lehigh Valley supports true Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. We encourage members of the Latino, African, and African American Community to participate.

It's your Lehigh Valley too!


FutureLV: The Regional Plan is under public review, which means everyone has a chance to get involved. Those who’d like to weigh in on the 188-page plan can do it at two public meetings:

Tuesday, August 20 at 12 p.m. at the LVPC, 961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310, Allentown. (A pizza lunch will be included). Register at:

Wednesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. at Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center – Room 114, 511 E. 3rd St, Bethlehem. Register at:

The Lehigh Valley is growing fast and the world is changing even faster. 

FutureLV: The Regional Plan is designed to help us prepare for all that change as a thriving region works to manage its growth and prepare for the arrival of more people, more visitors, more online shopping, more autonomous vehicles and well, just plain more of almost everything.

After nearly three years that included more than 170 public meetings and events and participation by 8,500 residents, a draft of the plan is now available at and at public offices across the region. Serving as the plan for Lehigh and Northampton counties, FutureLV will remain open for public comment through September 23.

The plan includes an innovative approach toward managing a successful region’s continued growth, while protecting the key aspects – farmland, open space, scenic vistas, prime location – that are so important in defining its high quality of life. But the challenges ahead are many, and will require we work together.

“FutureLV is a blueprint for a vibrant, sustainable, resilient and forward-moving region,” said Becky Bradley, LVPC Executive Director. “Rising to the challenges before the community, being mindful of the diverse and important assets we have and positioning the Lehigh Valley for the future the community wants and needs, will require everyone to contribute. The most successful regions in the US and World are built on collaboration, partnerships and a collective understanding that everyone is an owner. We must start now.”

The plan strives to bring about five goals:

1. Efficient and Coordinated Development Pattern

2. Connected-Mixed Transportation Plan

3. Protected and Vibrant Environment

4. Competitive, Creative and Sustainable Environment

5. Safe, Healthy, Inclusive and Livable Communities

The plan, designed to carry the region to 2045 and beyond, is built around a Centers and Corridors concept crafted to build up economic centers, create more walkable neighborhoods and enhance our transportation network. It lays out 57 Centers -- ranging from downtown Allentown to Madison Farms in Bethlehem Township to Portland Borough’s commercial district where people live, work or shop. It recommends virtually all future development be focused around those centers, or along the road-and-trail-based corridors that connect them. Doing that will help preserve the region’s farmland and open space, while driving activity into business districts and creating more walkable neighborhoods. The resulting density will increase the activity and vibrancy of neighborhoods, while strengthening the transportation system in a way that makes it more usable for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.

The plan will be available for comment at through September 23.

During the comment period, public meetings will be held at the LVPC, at the Fowler Family Southside Center in Bethlehem and other locations across the region. After the comment period, the plan will be revised, based on the comments, finalized and taken for approval before Lehigh County Commissioners, Northampton County Council and Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS), which serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation projects in the region. The plan is scheduled to be approved by LVTS before the current Long-Range Transportation Plan expires in October.

In addition to finding FutureLV at, it will also be at public locations across the region, including the LVPC offices, PennDOT District 5 offices in Allentown, LANTA’s Allentown offices, Allentown Public Library, Bethlehem Area Public Library and the Easton Area Public Library. Comments can be delivered on the website, by calling the LVPC at 610-264-4544 or by email at