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7:52 AM / Friday February 24, 2017

Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

City announces new leadership for Office of LGBT Affairs

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Amber Hikes  (Photo: Facebook) On Monday, the Kenney administration announced that Amber Hikes will take the helm of the Office of LGBT Affairs as Executive Director. She will begin this post on March 6th.  “My diverse experiences in the vibrant Philadelphia LGBTQ community first as a student, then as a professional, then as…

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Ask Mayor Kenny, Feb. 19

February 17, 2017

Dear Mayor Kenney Are there city programs and services targeting youth, especially young men, who are aging out of the foster care and welfare systems? It seems that so many of these youth between the ages of 16-21 years old need services that will provide them with transitional skills to maneuver adult lives.  Lisa P.,…

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Gary Shepherd’s “Buy Black” highlight of the week, Feb. 19

February 17, 2017

As I prepared for a recent trip to Los Angeles, I needed to get some sunglasses repaired.  So I did like I always do, went to Steve Davis and the team at Omega Optical.  Not only did I get the glasses repaired, I bought a new pair to represent Philly style. Omega Optical has scores…

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Philadelphia prosecutor won’t seek re-election amid probe

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Maryclaire Dale Associated Press Seth Williams, the city’s first Black district attorney, won’t run for a third term amid an FBI investigation into $160,000 in gifts that he failed to report, mistakes that…

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Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Seven-time Grammy Award winner, US vocalist Al Jarreau performs during the 62nd edition of the Sanremo Song Festival, in Sanremo, Italy, 2012. Jarreau died Sunday morning, Feb. 12, 2017.  He was 76.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) By Lindsey Bahr associated press LOS ANGELES — Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a…

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Honoring The “Lion of Zion”

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rev. Leon Sullivan gives tour of Progress Industrial Park.  (Photo: Sonnee Gottlieb: Temple University Libraries–Special Collections Research Center) By Denise Clay To get an idea of why the late Rev. Leon Sullivan was so important to the fabric of Philadelphia overall, and the city’s Black community in particular, one need go no further…

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‘Mom Bobb’ of New Covenant Church — celebrating 100 years young

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Bobb/Grannum family celebrating “Mom Bobb’s” birthday (seated center in red dress).  (Photo courtesy: Bobb Family) January 2017 not only marked a brand-new year for us all, but a century milestone for Mrs. Myrtle A. R. Bobb.  “Mom Bobb” celebrated her 100th birthday with a phenomenal commemoration which included her devoted New Covenant…

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Black History Month celebration in full swing at Community College of Philadelphia

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sulaiman Rahman, founder and CEO of Urban Philly Professional Network, speaks at the African American History Month breakfast.  (Photo: CCP) By Aminata Sy for Community College of Philadelphia Community College of Philadelphia kicked off its African American History Month celebration on Wednesday, Feb.1, with a breakfast at the Great Hall. President Donald Guy…

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We’ve Got Issues

February 17, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  (Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch) According to a coalition of community groups, Pennsylvania doesn’t have a friend in Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. By Denise Clay When President Donald Trump announced that he had chosen Judge Neil Gorsuch to be his nominee for the Supreme Court seat that’s sat vacant since the…

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