Sheila Simmons, Contributor


Sheila Simmons brings many years of writing and communications experience to her work for Liberty City Press. She began her professional writing career at the Philadelphia Daily News, where she covered Business, City Hall and Education. After working as an adjunct professor for Temple University’s Department of Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, she returned to the media as a City and Lifestyles Editor for the Philadelphia Tribune, and later, Education Writer at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Simmons also served as Director of Communications for the Nutter for Mayor re-election campaign and Director of Communications for State Sen. Anthony H. Williams. She put her passion for children’s well-being to work as Education Director for Public Citizens for Children and Youth, the region’s primary children’s advocacy organization. . Her experience in writing about arts and culture hails from the ClevelandPlain Dealer, where she wrote about hip-hop, pop culture, theatre and film. Simmons received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. She lives in Philadelphia with her son.

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Showing the WayShowing the WaySheila Simmons13 September 2017
For National Recovery Month ODAAT remains a model in the field (Photo Left) Mel Wells, the president of One Day At A Time. Photo by Sarah J. Glover In recognition of this month as National Recovery Month,  designated to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, the non-profit One Day At...
The Weight of a MovementThe Weight of a MovementSheila Simmons06 September 2017
Black Girls RUN! brings 5th national conference to Philly (Photo Left) Black Girls Run! Philadelphia Ambassadors with Nia Ali, Olympic Silver Medalist and Hurdler. Photo Courtesy of Celeste R. Stewart, Black Girls Run! Philadelphia. What began as two women’s effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community, has grown into a...

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Liberty City Press is an independent weekly newspaper distributed by the Philadelphia Multi-Cultural Media Network whose members include Philadelphia Sunday Sun, The Philadelphia Gay News, Al Dia, The Metro Chinese Weekly and The Metro Viet News.

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