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Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

May 18, 2018

By Jessica Gresko ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. The justices voted 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports…

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Dozens killed in Gaza as US Embassy opens in Jerusalem

May 18, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli troops after they burned tires during a deadly protest along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Monday, May 14, 2018. Israeli fire has killed dozens of Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border, marking the deadliest day of…

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Against the odds: Three Black doctors detail journey to success

May 18, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  In this undated handout photo provided by Eric Jacques, Dr. Pierre Johnson, left, Dr. Maxime Madhere and Dr. Joseph Semien, Jr., right, pose for a portrait. When three young black men entered Xavier University of Louisiana in 1998 to become doctors, they knew the odds were stacked against them. Still, they banded together…

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Gary Shepherd’s “Buy Black” highlight of the week- Clark’s Tire

May 18, 2018

Kenneth Clark is the second generation proprietor of Clark’s Tires, located at 6428 Beechwood Street, Philadelphia, PA 19138.  His father started the business in 1973.  They provide new and used tires both wholesale and retail, roadside service, and do rim repair.  Clark’s features brand name tires of all types.  For hours and other services, call…

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Former Philadelphia Eagle Jason Avant competes in Season 10 of ‘American Ninja Warrior’

May 18, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Former Philadelphia Eagle Jason Avant with SUN writer Kharisma McIlwaine on the set of “American Ninja Warrior.”  (Photo courtesy: Kharisma McIlwaine) By Kharisma McIlwaine “American Ninja Warrior” is undoubtedly one of the most exciting shows on television.  Not only does  it offer a front row seat to incredible obstacle courses and entertaining commentary…

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Blooming With Fashion

May 18, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  A group of models parading down the runway.  (Photo courtesy: Denise Clay)   The 20th Annual United Muslim Masjid Sisters’ Recognition Luncheon and Fashion Show — “Blossoming In Opulence” — had more than one interpretation.   By Denise Clay The women gathered in the ballroom of the Hilton Hotel on City Avenue were…

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#NotMyLieutenantGovernor

May 18, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  State Rep. Donna Bullock and Gov. Tom Wolf.  (Photo by Leona Dixon) During Tuesday’s Pennsylvania Primary, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack found himself on the outside looking in for November’s general election.   By Denise Clay To be honest, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack should have known that Tuesday’s Pennsylvania Primary wasn’t going to end well…

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Video shows Black Airbnb guests, police joking about call

May 18, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Donisha Prendergast, center, is joined by Kelly Fyffe Marshall, right, and Komi-Oluwa Olafimihan as she speaks during a news conference, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in New York. Prendergast, the granddaughter of Bob Marley, and her two friends say they want police held accountable as well as a neighbor who called 911 to report…

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Yale: Officers admonished White student for calling police

May 18, 2018

Sarah Braasch, left, called the cop on Lolade Siyonbola, a Black Yale graduate student who was napping in her dorm’s common room.  (Photos: Facebook)   ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW HAVEN, Conn.–Yale University police officers who responded to a call about a Black graduate student who had fallen asleep in the common area of a campus residence…

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