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12:48 PM / Friday January 19, 2018

Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars return to Philadelphia

January 11, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Juan de Marcos   By Kharisma McIlwaine Music is a universal language. No matter where people are in the world, no matter the language, music can be felt, enjoyed and appreciated. For more than 20 years, Juan de Marcos, a phenomenal tres guitar player and bandleader, has been a staple in Cuban music….

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Art Dorrington, who broke color barrier in pro hockey, dead at 87

January 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Art Dorrington  (Photo: Press of Atlantic City)   By Dana DiFilippo WHYY Art Dorrington, the first Black professional ice hockey player, has died. Dorrington signed with the New York Rangers in 1950, two years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. Although he never got called up to skate for the…

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In Philadelphia, claims of lies from within police force

January 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Philadelphia Police watch during a protest. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)   By Anthony Izaguirre ASSOCIATED PRESS Officers in the Philadelphia Police Department’s narcotics unit have sued their bosses for allegedly ordering them to lie on arrest paperwork about their informants to “make the drugs go away,’’ a practice that experts say raises the possibility…

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Trump boasts of ‘nuclear button’ but doesn’t really have one

January 5, 2018

ABOVE CARTOON:  Arcadio Esquivel, Costa Rica (Caglecartoons.com) By Matthew Pennington associated press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful “nuclear button” than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does — but the president doesn’t actually have a physical button. The president’s Tuesday evening tweet came in response to…

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Can Obamacare and welfare programs survive 2018?

January 5, 2018

A lot hinges on the midterm elections.   By Nigel Roberts NEWSONE.COM Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not interested in another bruising battle over the Affordable Care Act in 2018, even though many conservatives want to continue to fight, NPR reported. As McConnell turns his attention to welfare reform, the future of Obamacare and…

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Time to hook Black women up

January 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Supporters of Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones react as they watch results during an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald…

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Pro-government rallies held in Iran after week of unrest

January 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  This photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, demonstrators attend a protest over Iran’s weak economy, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others…

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The Movement Begins

January 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Newly inducted District Attorney Larry Krasner, son Nathan and wife Judge Lisa Millet Rau who swore in her husband.  (Photo: Bill Z. Foster)   On Tuesday, a new era in Philadelphia politics began with the inaugurations of new City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart and new District Attorney Larry Krasner.   By Denise Clay After…

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Recent News

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Gayle King said Oprah is not going to be running for President though she is “intrigued”

January 12, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Gayle King  (Photo: By JStone / shutterstock)   By Florence Anthony Planning a royal wedding...

Oasis

Zion Baptist Church gives MLK Award to local heroes for Puerto Rican Rescue Mission

January 12, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Zion Baptist Church (2015 ©Google)   In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, many Philadelphians stepped forward...

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...

Commentary

There are always more victims than one in a police killing

January 12, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Erica Garner, 27, the daughter of Eric Garner, who died in New York City police...

Health

Federal pot policy change sparks confusion, crackdown fears

January 12, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Shoppers at Medithrive browse cannabis variants on an electronic display during the store’s first day...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Jan. 14

January 12, 2018

All Signs: This week the Sun enters Aquarius to stay for four weeks. (This happens only once...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff