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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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Community SuperheroineCommunity SuperheroineSheila Simmons08 March 2017
Philadelphia’s Ariell Johnson recognized for comics store (Photo Left) Ariell Johnson, owner of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse speaks at “Superhero Day” panel. Photo by Sarah J. Glover Ariell Johnson’s Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse had a few extra superheroes on Friday, Feb. 24. They weren’t the ones in the pages of the comic books and graphic...
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A Different Front LineA Different Front LineSheila Simmons15 February 2017
Activist, blogger on children’s issues now facing fight of her own (Photo Left) M. Tonita Austin is a poet, activist, accountant and children’s advocate dealing with the effects of her daughter’s schoolyard concussion. Photo courtesy of Zamani Feelings. Poet, activist and blogger M. Tonita Austin has spent countless hours of her adult life fighting...
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