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7:37 AM / Sunday January 21, 2018

Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Smooth Traveler Where the West gets real — McAllen, Texas

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Quinta Mazatlan  (Photo: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon “Texas: It’s Like a Whole Other Country”    The Caddo Indians inhabited Texas for more than 11,000-years before Europeans arrived. It was their word — “tayshas,” meaning “friend”– that the Spanish pronounced “tejas.” It would give rise to the name Texas. In 1519,…

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Strolling through Kolkata’s colonial past

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  St Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.  (Photo: Shutterstock) By Denis D. Gray ASSOCIATED PRESS KOLKATA, India –The British left footprints across their far-flung colonial empire from Toronto to Yangon. But nowhere is there as vast and varied a collection of heritage architecture than in Kolkata. Thousands of…

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A Matter Of Luck

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Lincoln Financial Field stadium, home of eagles  (Photo: shutterstock/Andriy Blokhin) This weekend’s NFC Championship matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings pits two hard luck franchises against each other.   By Chris Murray For the Chris Murray Report and The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Sunday’s NFC Championship game between the Minnesota Vikings and…

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DuVernay, ‘black-ish,’ ‘Power’ win at NAACP Image Awards

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Ava DuVernay, left, accepts the award for the entertainer of the year as Mary J. Blige looks on at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)   By Sandy Cohen associated press LOS ANGELES — A jubilant…

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Guest Commentary: Cancellation of Roland Martin Show: A sign of Black powerlessness

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Roland Martin   By A. Peter Bailey TriceEdneyWire.com When first hearing about TV One’s cancellation of Roland Martin’s show for “budgetary” reasons, my immediate reaction was “bull crap”. I am convinced that his show was cancelled because some advertisers and some “Trumpets” were outraged because of Roland’s Afrocentric perspective when reporting and interpreting…

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Jo Jo White, former Celtics great, dies at 71

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Boston Celtics director of special projects JoJo White displays a lucky charm, one of Red Aurbach’s cigars, before the NBA draft lottery, Tuesday night, May 23, 2006, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)   associated press Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, one of the greatest players to come out of St….

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Hanks and Streep co-star in Spielberg Freedom of the Press thriller

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tom Hanks (as Ben Bradlee) and Meryl Streep (as Kay Graham) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s THE POST.   Review by Kam Williams “The Post” is a picture fated to be compared to a couple of classic newsroom thrillers: “All the President’s Men” (1976) and “Spotlight” (2015). Like the former, it’s set in…

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Philly Cultural Beat for Jan. 19 -21

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Vincent Herring   By Steve Bryant The music isn’t letting up as a lot of great artists are coming to grace Philadelphia’s stages this weekend. Among them is an all-too-rare appearance from a member of Jazz’s avant-garde and two of the best veteran sax players on the contemporary jazz scene. Saturday, Jan. 20 Bobby…

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s surrogate mother has given birth to the couple’s third child, a baby girl

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Kanye West and Kim Kardashian  (Photo by Joe Seer /Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony According to reports, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s surrogate mother has given birth to the couple’s third child, a baby girl. Kim posted on Social Media: “”Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. We are…

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Think spring: Now’s the time to plan the landscape of your dreams

January 19, 2018

BPT The weather outside is frightful and the week ahead calls for falling temperatures and maybe even snow. That makes it easy to dream of warmer spring weather, but to plan for it? To sit and strategize for making the most of next year’s lawn and landscape projects? That seems like no small feat. It…

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Go With The-Flo

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s surrogate mother has given birth to the couple’s third child, a baby girl

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Kanye West and Kim Kardashian  (Photo by Joe Seer /Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony According to reports, Kanye West...

Color Of Money

Think spring: Now’s the time to plan the landscape of your dreams

January 19, 2018

BPT The weather outside is frightful and the week ahead calls for falling temperatures and maybe even...

Food And Beverage

A Fresh Tailgate Menu

January 12, 2018

Quick and tasty ideas for game day ABOVE PHOTO:  Grilled Sausage Skewer Sandwiches Family Features Take your...

Seniors

Savvy Senior: What to do when a loved one dies

January 12, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, This may seem like a strange question, but can you tell me what steps...

Health

Say goodbye to winter blues with vitamin D-rich foods

January 19, 2018

BPT Winter got you down? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect 10 million Americans, according...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Jan. 21

January 19, 2018

All Signs: This week the Sun and Venus in Aquarius will promote warm relations and good times...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff