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Jeudi 11 mai 2023, aux environs de 10 heures du matin, dans la chambre 400 de la mairie de Philadelphie, un groupe d’haïtiennes et d’Haïtiens se présentaient pour assister à l’établissement du mois de mai comme « Haitian Heritage Month-Mois du Patrimoine Haïtien ».  Les assistants étaient au nombre de 8, dont : Irma Wilson, Merytony Nathan, Alain Joinville, Joel Leon, Yves Marie Désir, Billy Souffrant , Olivia Gabriel and Toussaint Jensen.
May 19, 2023
The nonprofit dedicated to enhancing Philadelphia’s global profile debuts a new sustainability-themed mural in association with St. Mary's Interparochial School and Mural Arts Philadelphia. WHO: Produced by: Global Philadelphia Association (GPA)  Host: St. Mary's Interparochial School Partners: Mural Arts Philadelphia  Artist: Isabelle Cress
May 18, 2023
By Kynaat Moosvi Set in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia is the American Swedish Historical Museum. Their newly opened exhibit, Radically Marimekko, features colorful fabrics which were created from Finnish traditions and the contemporary art world. A tour of the room takes visitors through the company’s journey, from its start to its current standing as a fashion symbol. 
May 15, 2023
Philadelphia is joining the ranks of cities spotlighted by Michelin, the French multinational known for travel and dining guides around the world. No, Philly’s restaurants aren’t going to be rated with the famed stars — at least not yet. But insiders say it could mean they’re getting closer to being considered. What we are getting now is the Michelin Green Guide, which is only produced for eight U.S. destinations so far.
May 12, 2023
The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently unveiled its 2023 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, an annual ranking that spotlights significant sites of American history that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.
May 12, 2023
On April 13, Global Philadelphia Association held its unveiling event for Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-being. Renowned local muralist David Guinn created the stunning mural displayed outside of Vybe Urgent Care on Market Street. Sponsored by Vybe, the mural showcases a garden corner with leafy plants and a white ladder, symbolizing the hope for improving the health of millions of people.
May 1, 2023
By Kerry Furukawa (contributing writer at thejapantimes) A little after 3 in the afternoon, the lobby of Temple University Japan’s campus in Sangenjaya was buzzing with activity. Minutes earlier, a class period had ended, and now chatter and footsteps filled the previously empty air. The lobby was at that moment also the location of the photo shoot of TUJ’s dean and president, Matthew J. Wilson, for this article. Students crossed in front and behind. It was not happening.
April 26, 2023
GLOBAL PHILADELPHIA UNVEILS NEW PUBLIC MURAL ON MARKET STREET IN WEST PHILADELPHIA, PROMOTING THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING  Nonprofit dedicated to enhancing Philadelphia’s global profile debuts a new community mural in association with vybe urgent care and Mural Arts Philadelphia. WHO: Produced by: Global Philadelphia Association (GPA)  Host/Sponsor: vybe urgent care
April 13, 2023