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Chinese Lunar New Year: 2016 welcomes the year of the Fire Money, farewell  to the year of the Wood Sheep, which started off with lion dances all over Philadelphia click here
Medical professionals

Dr Samuel Quartey is a chemist trained at Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana, a podiatrist trained in Philadelphia and an educator who is the Chairman of the Board of the Imohotep Charter School in Philadelphia. More about Dr Quartey, click here.

Politicians
Philadelphia Councilmember Hon Mrs Jannie L Blackwell has as her personal motto: “Politics is an open ended opportunity to make life better for others.” Videos and pictures click here.
Pope visits Philly. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2015 v9n2p0925

Last night, I walked down Market Street, passing the Convention Center and City Hall on my way to the monthly Amnesty International meeting at Rittenhouse Square. Where we always talk about human rights and taking care of refugees and the poor, and lobbying for wars and executions to stop. Is that what the Vatican wants? I hope so. Certainly looks like Pope Francis wants all the things we want.

The Pope is coming to Philadelphia, and Center City is off limits to the unscreened, and a section around the Art Museum is only accessible by ticket.

Philadelphia is certainly ready, flags welcoming the Pope line Market Street, Philadelphia City Hall is closed until after the Pope leaves. Over its entrances, 4, through arches, are big pictures of Pope Francis and yellow buttons are on its walls, welcoming the World Gathering of Families.

The streets of Philadelphia looked emptied of the usual pedestrians, I mostly saw folks with green lanyards & clear Knight of Columbus backpacks.

Mayor Nutter signs an executive order thawing ICE, with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell by his right side click here.
On April 2nd, 2014, without thoughts for the human rights of a genius chemist and his wife, who survived the bloody civil war of Liberia, who worked hard all their lives, whose US Army veteran daughter served in Afghanistan, Philadelphia police decided that Vickson Korlewala and his wife had no right to freedom click here
Wharton Small Business Development Center is not an African business, but they work with African businesses and have a keen interest in businesses succeeding in African communities inside the continent of Africa and outside Africa.

For a story on when the Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on African and Caribbean Affairs visited the Center, click here.

Above, son of Africa, honorary Consul for Guinea and facilitator of business and friendships with sons and daughters of Africa, the Hon Stanley L Straughter, founding chair of the Mayor's commission.

Artists

Mr Omenihu Amachi is a fine artist and broadcaster who has teamed up with MJoTA to present MJoTAtalks. He runs Amachi Studios where he paints on commission and sells beautiful paintings click here. For the first MJoTAtalks episode, in which Mr Amachi describes his painting about Biafra, click here.

Mrs Constance Chisom Orji sings Christian songs, in church and everywhere. Her home church is St Cyprian's, click here, so I have heard her sing like an angle a lot. To listen to Chisom sing and see pictures I have taken click here.
John Coltrane died in 1967 but when he lived he made beautiful music and for some years lived in North Philadelphia click here.
Auto
High Chief Malachy Orji has a full-service, Pennsylvania state compliant auto repair and auto inspection shop. Click here.
Witness to Innocence: the US must abandon "justifiable homicide" click here
Churches
St Cyprian's Roman Catholic Church holds a mass every Sunday at 1pm in Igbo. I love it. The choir is a treat to listen to, and the Igbo priests: I feel like I am in Heaven when I am there click here.
Dance
Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble click here
Museums
Aces Museum was opened as a tribute to troops when the United States of America absurdly had 2 sets of armed forces, one for self-designated sons and daughters of Africa, and one for everyone else (we all came from Africa originally). Aces Museum is in Germantown and run by Dr Althea Henkens, who is an internist trained at Michigan School of Medicine, click here.
Non-profit community organizations
Sickle Cell Disease can shorten lives to childhood, it can also be lived with for a long time. The Rev Zemoria Brandon was the wife of a Christian minister who lived to middle age with sickle cell disease, and started a non-profit to give resources to those with sickle celll disease and those who are like her who have or had relatives living with the disease, click here.
Social meeting places
The African Cultural Center in Philadelphia click here
The Welcoming Center welcomes migrants from African and Caribbean countries to Philadelphia. Also migrants from other countries, but most migrants moving to Philadelphia are from Africa and the Caribbean, click here.

Below, its founder, daughter of Ireland and friend to all immigrant sons and daughters of Africa, Anne Callaghan.

African American Museum in Philadelphia, I have been a member since 2008. Lovely spaces over 4 floors, constantly changing art exhibits, frequent events free to everyone or free to members, click here.
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