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A Taste of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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  1. Harrisburg is the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 48,950, making it the ninth largest city in Pennsylvania.

  2. In 2010 Forbes rated Harrisburg as the second best place to raise a family. Despite the city's recent financial troubles, in 2010 The Daily Beast website ranked 20 metropolitan areas across the country as being recession-proof, and the Harrisburg region landed at No. 7. The financial stability of the region is in part due to the high concentration of state and federal government agencies.

  3. Harrisburg has a variable, four-season climate in the transition between the humid subtropical and humid continental zones. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Harrisburg is 107 °F in July 1966. Summer thunderstorms also occur relatively frequently. Fall is a pleasant season when the humidity and temperatures fall to more comfortable values. Winter in Harrisburg is cold: January averages 30.3 °F. A major snowstorm can also occasionally occur, and some winters snowfall totals can exceed 60 inches while in other winters the city may receive very little snowfall.

Radio Stations
WSJW 92.7 FM Smooth Jazz Starview
WWKL 93.5 FM Mechanicsburg, PA Hip Hop
WQKX 94.1 FM Sunbury, PA Top-40
W237DE (WTCY) 95.3 FM Harrisburg, PA Urban Contemporary
WSOX 96.1 FM Red Lion, PA Oldies
WLAN 96.9 FM Lancaster, PA Top-40
WHKF 99.3 FM Harrisburg, PA Top-40
WSBA 910 AM York, PA News/Talk
WADV 940 AM Lebanon, PA Gospel Music
WHGB 1400 AM Harrisburg, PA Sports
WGLD 1440 AM Manchester Township, PA Sports
WTKT 1460 AM Harrisburg, PA Sports
WJAZ 91.7 FM WRTI relay, Harrisburg Classical/Jazz


Demographics of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Native American



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Community Event Invitation


Three-year-old Kyrie, had open-heart surgery, in March, and is doing well! One of the things that got him through this was his slogan: “I am strong, I am smart, I am brave, and I can do ANYTHING! He is a brave warrior!

He formed a special bond with professional baseball player, Zach Collier, of the Harrisburg Senators, who had two open-heart surgeries. That special bond lead to new interviews and many were touched and inspired.

We are having a community event, on October 7, 2017, at Hoffer Park in Middletown PA, from 10:00a.m.-6:00 p.m. CBS21 is the media sponsor.



Below are just a of our special guests:

Reporters from CBS21

Nathan Leftenant, one of the original founders the 80’s/90’s singing group Cameo

Rascal, mascot for the Harrisburg Senators

Representatives from the Office of the Mayor of Harrisburg

Representatives from the City of Middletown

American Heart Association

Hershey Medical Center

3-on3 Basketball Tournament


The Kyrie Heartfelt Campaign is seeking sponsors, for this Community event, to help defray his medical bills. With CBS21, as the media sponsor, different levels of sponsorship will benefit from media coverage.

Kyrie lives in Middletown and we are encouraged that there will be a strong showing, at Hoffer Park, on October 7, 2017 from the community as well as other areas within the CBS21 viewing area. We welcome your support!

Please click and via the below video links about Kyrie:

http://local21news.com/news/local/open-heart-surgery-sparks-home-runfriendship- between-three-year-old-senators-player


https://www.wgal.com/article/3-year-old-has-life-changing-heart-to-heartwith- baseball-player/10200860

CAMPAIGN GOAL: $150,000.


Tax deductible checks can be made payable to Rising Sons, Inc.
Checks can be mailed to:

97 North 18th Street Harrisburg, PA 17103
Please feel too reach out to Catherine at (717) 836- 5424 and keeponwriting03@gmail.com


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Faith Community Examines Its Own Role Regarding Mental Illness

May 3, 2017, Harrisburg, PA - On Thursday May 11, Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg is convening an interfaith event at the Jewish Community Center, 3301 N. Front Street in Harrisburg, to examine how the faith community contributes to the stigma surrounding mental illness – by not talking about it at all.

“The deafening sound of not talking about brain diseases pervades American life,” writes award-winning journalist and Harrisburg native Stephen Fried. “But it is nowhere more troubling — nor more potentially and profoundly reversible — than in our houses of worship and our faith communities.” [For more, read: http://forward.com/news/350067/jews-must-take-mental-illness-out-of-the-shadows/] Last year, Fried and former United States Representative Patrick J. Kennedy published the best-selling book “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction” in which Kennedy broke his family’s code of silence, blowing a hole in the wall of stigma and shame that surrounds all families struggling with mental illness and addiction.

At the event in Harrisburg, Fried will discuss this problem in more detail and suggest to the faith community how they can make a huge contribution in society’s efforts to improve the lives of people with mental illness. The program is free and intended for the entire community.

Taking Mental Illness Out of the Shadows: The Role of the Faith Community

Thursday May 11, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Harrisburg
3301 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

For more information contact: Barry Stein, Executive Director

Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg; 717-233-1681


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Famous Blacks from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Businesses in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


  1. Alpha Braiding Gallery -  22 South 28th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103 (717) 635-8595

  2. Friends The Salon -  215 Reily Street Harrisburg PA 17102 (717) 635-8073   - (reviews)

  3. Natural Hairitage Beauty Salon -  333 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104 (717) 412-0358

  4. Profiles In Hair Salon -  68 North 13th Street Harrisburg, PA , 17103 (717) 233-3030   - (visit website)

  5. Right Touch Hair Studio -   1721 Wayne St, Harrisburg, PA 17104 (717) 234-4566

  6. Target Beauty & Barber Supply -  Category: Black Beauty & Barber Supply -  14 South 3rd Street Harrisburgh, PA 17101 (717) 796-0983

  7. Thayana Hair Concepts -  313 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 (717) 232-7656



  1. A Place of Our Own -  Category: Bookstores -  4426 Pinewood Court, Harrisburg PA

  2. Ardyss International  Category: Health - The Body Magic medical-grade compression garments are an innovative creation that will sensationalize your body by giving you the appearance of a liposuction transformation without the surgery. If you have had liposuction or By-pass surgery than you know how important it is to wear compression garments! Our company has created a unique 2 step system that shapes you inside and outside instantly. Transform your outer appearance while improving your health. With our 2step system, it?s now possible to reduce sizes comfortably and without surgery. You can tighten up your abdomen and get the figure you?ve always wanted while at the same time improve your health with all the antioxidant benefits your body needs. Our daily nutritional solution contains the top 5 Super Fruits combined in One drink?.Mangosteen, Noni, Acai Berry, Goji and Pomegranate. Get ready to reshape your figure, help correct internal organ positioning and function, protect your spine, stimulate muscle toning, burn fat, jumpstart your metabolism and help reduce appetite all while increasing your energy which aids in promoting Healthy weight loss. Get ready for a New Year and a New You!!! -  1076 Superior Drive, Apt A, Harrisburg PA (717) 307-3108   - (visit website)

  3. BS&DS Consulting  Category: Accounting - Tax Preparation, Payroll, Bookkeeping, Budgeting & Cash Flow Forecasting, Business Plan & Financial Projection -   2321 Berryhill Street, Harrisburg PA (717) 635-9416   - (visit website)

  4. Bureau of Equal Employment Opportunity -  Category: Employment and Training Services -   Office of Administration 508-B Finance Building Harrisburg, PA 17120-0018 (717) 783-1130

  5. Cookie Lee Jewelry  Category: Jewelry - Are you laid off? Need extra money NOW? Enjoy helping other Women? Have bills due? Just need a fun way to relieve stress? When it comes to the flexibility of running your own business, Cookie Lee makes it easy. Just wear the jewelry, share it and sell it! You can do home shows, office shows, catalog shows, fundraisers and even on-the-go sales from your Tote Bag! This is not a job. Build your own future. 50% commission on all sales!!! You WILL make money with this business. All you have to do is work it. Training Provided. -  1076 Superior Drive, Apt A, Harrisburg PA (866) 611-1723   - (visit website)

  6. Economic Development of Greater Harrisburg -  Category: Service/Community -  2019 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17101 (717) 255-6590

  7. Faulkner Honda  Category: Auto - Hi my name is Eshea, a professional attentive black saleswoman at Faulkner Honda in Harrisburg PA. I would love the opportunity to sell you a new or certified pre-owned vehicle and will treat you with the respect you deserve. Call me directly, my cell is provided. Thank you. -  2020 Paxton Street, Harrisburg PA (717) 490-4284   - (visit website)

  8. Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs -  Category: Service/Community -  Room 503 Finance Building Harrisburg, PA 17120-0018 (717) 772-5085

  9. Harrisburg School District - John Harris Campus -  Category: Miscellaneous -  2451 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17103

  10. Krimson Square  Category: Marketing - We are a digital marketing agency that specializes in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and digital marketing. -   Harrisburg PA (844) 311-9657   - (visit website)

  11. NAACP Greater Harrisburg Area Branch -  Category: Affiliates of NAACP -  Harrisburg, PA 17112 (717) 657-9980

  12. Mahogany Leader  Category: Business Services - Business creates various community events in the Central PA area. -  POB 61991, Harrisburg PA (717) 503-2242   - (visit website)

  13. Nathaniel Gadsden's Writer's Workshop  Category: Motivational -  Nathaniel Gadsden's Writers Wordshop is a literary Agency 501 (c)3 which provides open poetry readings, Readers Are Leaders reading program for youth, after school programs, conferences, the Wordshop Theater Company, and publishing opportunities. Author and Poet, Nathaniel Gadsden, is Founder and Director. Organization was Founded in 1977. Over the years Poets and Authors such as Gwendloyn Brooks, Sonia Sanchez, Kwame Alenander, Imari Baraka, E. Ethelbert Miller, Ethridge Knight and Omar Tyree,and Dr. Kimmika Williams-Wheatherspoon have been guest of the Wordshop. -  1700 Mountain View Road, Apt. 13, Harrisburg PA (717) 541-1277   - (visit website)

  14. Office of Employment Security -  Category: Employment and Training Services -  2971 North 7th Street Box 1899 Harrisburg, PA 17105 (412) 281-4658

  15. Susquehanna Employment Training Company -  Category: Employment and Training Services -  100 N. Cameron Street Harrisburg, PA 17101-2424 (717) 236-7931

  16. The Urban Professional Network  Category: Social Media -  The Urban Professional Network is a Social Media Boardroom that provides members in the Central Pennsylvania area a platform to promote events, products services and share other pertinent information. We are also dedicated to bringing Professionals together in quality venues for an entertaining experience of networking. "The Network, for your Net Worth". -  P.O. Box 4623/ Harrisburg Pennsylvania (717) 420-4075   - (visit website)

  17. #TNM The New Movement  Category: Promotion Services - The mission statement of TNM is to protect and aid the support and vision of the artists throughtout the world by providing them with the necessary tools that allow them to reach all of their stated career goals. -  1519 N 3rd St Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102 (888) 316-6721 (717) 525-9440   - (visit website)

  18. Urban League Metropolitan Harrisburg, Inc. -  Category: Affiliates of Urban League -  2107 North Sixth Street, Suite 207 Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 234-3253

  19. Virtual Working Office Services  Category: Business Services - We are here to help your business grow. -  353 Hummel St, Harrisburg PA (267) 871-9791



  1. Harrisburg Packers Midget football -  Category: Sports -   Youth football organization.   - (717) 634-0049



  1. Carib Soul -  Category: Soul Food/Caribbean -   1233 N. 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102 (717) 599-9588  - (reviews)

  2. Cracker Barrel -  Category: Comfort Food -   2525 Brindle Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 541-8330

  3. Excellence Subs And Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food/American -   301 Maclay St, Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 213-4386

  4. Manna Cafe Soul Food Buffet -  Category: Soul Food -   2020 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103 (717) 255-9081   - (visit website)

  5. Mo Mos BBQ and Grill -   307 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17101 (717) 230-1030   - (reviews)

  6. Renee's Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food -   1029 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 (717) 525-9437

  7. The Little Black Truck -  Category: BBQ -   3809 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111 (717) 877-7636   - (visit website)

  8. T. Oliver's Seafood & Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food/Seafood -   1233 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102 (717) 234-5000   - (visit website)

  9. Uptown Spice Grill -   2134 N. Sixth St., Harrisburg, PA (717) 232-3222   - (reviews)



This is part of a promo for a One Day Business Seminar presented by The National Black MBA of Greater Harrisburg & The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA.




  1. Bethany AME Church -  Category: Black Churches -   1201 N. Cameron Street Harrisburg, PA 17103-1009 (717) 234-1813

  2. Business & Professional Missionary Women of St. Paul’s Baptist Church -  Category: Black Churches -   1201 N. 17th Street Harrisburg, PA 17103-1247 (717) 469-0992

  3. Capital Presbyterian Church -  Category: Black Churches -   14th & Cumberland Street Harrisburg, PA 17103-1231 (717) 236-2332

  4. Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church -  Category: Black Churches -  2447 Green Street Harrisburg, PA 17110-1114 (717) 238-4400

  5. Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church -  Category: Black Churches -  212 N. Progress Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17109-1912 (717) 541-0388

  6. Harris AME Zion Church -  Category: Black Churches -  915 North 17th Street Harrisburg, PA 17103-1470 (717) 233-5833

  7. Monumental AME Church -  Category: Black Churches -  2 Adams Street Harrisburg, PA 17113-2241 (717) 939-2339

  8. St. Paul’s Baptist Church -  Category: Black Churches -  1201 N. 17th Street Harrisburg, PA 17103-1247

  9. Wesley Union AME Zion Church -  Category: Black Churches -  P.O. Box 5124 5th & Camp Streets Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 232-4918


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