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Tastykake Celebrates 100th With Birthday Kake!

A beloved Philadelphia bakery is celebrating a century in business with – what else? – Birthday Kake. Tastykake, the maker of treats such as Butterscotch Krimpets and Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes is marking its 100th anniversary.

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Source: ABC Philly

National News

Sixers To Honor Allen Iverson With Jersey Retirement!

The Sixers announced Wednesday that 11-time All-Star guard Allen Iverson will have his No. 3 jersey retired by the franchise. The ceremony will take place at halftime of Philadelphia’s March 1 game against Washington at the Wells Fargo Center. Allen Iverson is, without question, one of the most iconic players to ever wear the Sixers uniform

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Source: Sports Illustrated

Entertainment News

’12 Years a Slave’ Book and Film to Be Taught in High Schools

12 Years a Slave, the story of Solomon Northup‘s life as a free Black man who was abducted and sold into slavery, will now be taught in American public high schools. The Oscar-nominated film, along with the original 1853 memoir and a study guide will be sent to public high schools across the United States.

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Source: Essence.com

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