Juneteenth highlights; Public pools open amid heat wave; Friendship and sushi on Pine Street

Floats, convertibles and music and dance performances were center stage for the annual celebration that marks when the last enslaved Black Americans were told they had been freed two years earlier by President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

Sunday’s Juneteenth Parade and Festival in Philadelphia served as a “celebration and homage to our ancestors.” Continue reading…

Philadelphia’s Juneteenth Parade proceeded down 52nd Street from just outside the Mann Center to the festival at Malcolm X Park on June 16, 2024. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)

A 30-year friendship has blossomed into a business for Brian Wang and Robby Ming with last week’s opening of Uni Japanese Cuisine at 1900 Pine St., serving a lineup of sushi, sashimi, noodles, Japanese omelets, and bento boxes. 

Formerly Towne Pizza Sub shop, the 1,000 square foot corner space needed minimal updates: new booths and tables, some ceiling repairs, and fresh wallpaper — a somewhat eclectic mix of samurai art, anime strips, and a large-scale reproduction of the famed Chinese painting, “A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains.” BP’s Ali Mohsen takes us inside the new restaurant. Continue reading…

Uni Japanese Cuisine is a new spot on 1900 Pine St. (Ali Mohsen/Billy Penn)

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• Former President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally this coming Saturday at Temple’s Liacouras Center. [CBS3] 

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