Joel Embiid had himself a career-high 46 points last night, as the Sixers topped Lonzo Ball and the Lakers 115-109. Embiid's 46 were the most points a Sixers player has scored in more than a decade, and with 15 rebounds, 7 assist and 7 blocks, it was the first time in NBA history a player had a game with that stat line. EVER. In two games in LA — wins over the Clippers and Lakers — Embiid had 78 points, 31 rebounds, 9 assists and 8 blocks. Peep all the highlights, stats and post game comments from Embiid's amazing night.
When you have a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 — as Philadelphia does — how do you beat the federal government? The city is already in the middle of a plan that will give it an edge. Philadelphia is seeking to contract with a private company in what’s called a power purchasing agreement to clean the local government’s electricity supply, with plans of partnering with major institutions to do the same in the future. Here's what it means and how the plan fits into Philly's goal for a greener city.
Cheyney University is the oldest historically Black college in the nation. But the suburban Philadelphia college is struggling, and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education could decide today to revoke its accreditation. Enrollment is low — just 755 students. Less than half of freshmen make it to sophomore year. Debt is high for both students and the school. What the hell is going on at Cheyney University?
English pronunciations are hard for Fode Kaba Traore. The French-speaking Guinea native says that's the toughest part of learning the language. For Jessica Gonzales of Mexico, it's grammar. Hassatou Bah, also from Guinea, struggles to understand fast-talking English speakers. They're all in an English Literacy and Civics class together in Center City. Here's what they do in class to master their new language and prepare for citizenship tests.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt began with a single 3' x 6' panel created in San Francisco in 1987. Today, The quilt is composed of more than 49,000 individual panels, each one commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS. It will be on display for one night only, at a free event featuring beer, wine and live music.
Where: Free Library Tacony Branch at 6742 Torresdale Ave. 19135
When: November 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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It might be a bit early for holiday music, but it's definitely time to start thinking about gifts, especially if you want them to be original. Which is why it's great news that Philly's Red Brick Craft Distillery has just released this year's edition of a birch spirit called From the Woods. This whiskey-like brown liquor could be the best booze in the region — and even though it's pricey, it'll sell out fast. Here's where to find it.
It's #DallasWeek for the Eagles, one of two games most Birds fans circle as soon as the schedule comes out. Sunday night's game means a lot for both teams, as the Eagles could lock down the division with a win and probably knock the Cowboys out of the playoff race in the process. While most of Philly will love to see that, it won't be everyone. Last year we asked why are there so many Cowboys fans in Philly? And when Philly hosted the NFL Draft last spring — headed to Dallas in 2018 — we talked to 50 Cowboys fans to see where they were from. Guess how many said Dallas...and how many said Philly? This rivalry is fun.