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The SUN remembers Odunde founder Lois Fernandez

August 14, 2017

By Monica Peters Lois Fernandez, founder of the annual Odunde Festival, passed away on Sunday. Reports say confirmation came via Fernandez’s family that the 81-year-old passed away in her sleep. Fernandez, an activist and cultural worker, founded the Odunde Festival in 1975 with a $100 grant. The festival would continue on for four decades to...

OWN’S ‘Queen Sugar’ and ‘Greenleaf’ casts to converge on #NABJ17

August 11, 2017

By: Brittani Butler WASHINGTON, D.C.–The casts of OWN’s “Greenleaf” and “Queen Sugar” were among those who attended the annual A&E Task Force reception at the 2017 NABJ Convention and Career Fair held in New Orleans from Aug. 9-13. NABJ even received a shout-out on this week’s episode of “Queen Sugar” and by Director Ava DuVernay...

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Texas A&M calls off planned white nationalist rally

August 15, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University late Monday called off a planned white supremacist r

France: Girl killed, 5 injured as car deliberately plows into patrons at sidewalk cafe

August 14, 2017

PARIS (AP) — French police say an 8-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured

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Week In Review

Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper and scarier’ than threats

August 11, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Abdul Mohamed photographs the damage outside of the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in B

Chicago to file federal lawsuit over sanctuary cities threat

August 11, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)   CHICAGO — May

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Nostalgic Eye Care Grand Opening

August 19, 2017

Poet-ify: Poetry to Edify

August 27, 2017

Fantasy Football Draft & Fish Fry

August 31, 2017

ReelBlack: Horace Tapscott

September 12, 2017

Sports

Silence Is Golden For The NFL

ABOVE CARTOON:  Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News While fans are talking an NFL boycott to protest Colin Kaepernick’s lack of a new team, voices that should be speaking out aren’t.   By Chris Murray For the Chris Murray Report and The Philadelphia Sunday Sun With NFL teams still avoiding quarterback Colin Kaepernick like the plague…

Food And Beverage

Spice Up School Days

ABOVE PHOTO:  Slow Cooked “Pulled” Chicken Tacos Family Features Busy school days demand meals that can match the pace of life. A Mexican-themed meal is a sure way to keep things festive and lively around the family dinner table. Not only does a meal centered on Mexican-style foods let you spice up your menu, it…

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“Harlem Week” in the Big Apple will roll out the red-carpet tribute to legendary Dionne Warwick

August 12, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Dionne Warwic  (Photo: s_bukley / shutterstock)   By Florence Anthony “Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D,” long...

Seniors

Savvy Senior: Low-cost wireless plans for seniors who use smartphones

August 11, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in downsizing my smartphone wireless plan, and am looking for the best...

Commentary

Here’s the real reason Kaepernick can’t get a job in the NFL

August 11, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Colin Kaepernick  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)   The NFL has the power to enforce their...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of August 13

August 11, 2017

All Signs: Shakespeare described eclipses as times of treason, mutiny and brothers divided. No wonder everyone is...

Health

Why everyone should plan for long-term care

August 11, 2017

Family Features Research suggests that most Americans turning age 65 will need some form of assistance with...

Oasis

Stay connected through the trial

August 11, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs www.diannahobbs.com Every time I’ve been in the hospital, my body wracked with pain, doctors...

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