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7:41 AM / Sunday January 21, 2018

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Philly Fire Commissioner Named 2018 Eisenhower Fellow

January 20, 2018

The Philadelphia Fire Department announced that Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel has been named an Eisenhower Fellow for 2018. His fellowship will entail studying fire safety in Germany – which has a significantly lower fire-death rate than the U.S. – and in South Africa, where the fire-death rate is significantly higher than here. “I am truly…

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Gary Shepherd’s “Buy Black” highlight of the week– Nile Café

January 19, 2018

Over the years, my wife and I have been supporting Nile Café at 6008 Germantown Avenue. I finally got an opportunity to meet owner Michelle Joseph Corinaldi.  Initially we had some miscommunication on when our meeting was to occur, but it all worked out.  They have been in this location for over two decades.  If…

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

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  From left: Chief Inspector Michael Bastone, Sergeant Joshua Perez, Sheriff Jewell Williams, Deputies Enrique Marin and Alessandro Carrasquillo and PECO Lineman Emilio Sanchez.   In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, many Philadelphians stepped forward to provide aid to the victims of the devastated island of Puerto Rico. On Martin Luther King Day, January…

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A celebration of 110 years of sisterhood and service

January 19, 2018

The Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Graduate Chapter Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will celebrate their 110th Founders’ Day and spotlight one of the nation’s oldest Historically Black College/University (HBCU), Lincoln University and recognize its newly installed 14th President Brenda A. Allen, Ph.D., an esteemed member of the sisterhood of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc…

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PLBC honored by Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia on MLK Day

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTOS:  State Rep. Joanna McClinton and State Rep. Jordan Harris   The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus on Monday was presented with the Outstanding Organization Award by the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia during their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast. Each year, the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia present this award to an organization…

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Councilwoman Cindy Bass calls for President Donald Trump’s removal from office at press conference in City Hall

January 19, 2018

Councilwoman Cindy Bass (D-8th District) denounced racist comments made by President Donald Trump about nations of the African diaspora at a press conference organized by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell (D-3rd District) in City Hall. President Barack Obama once said, ‘There’s no successful businessman in America who actually thinks the most successful businessman in the country is…

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School District opens registration process for kindergarten students

January 19, 2018

The School District of Philadelphia has opened kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year for children who will be 5- years- old on or before September 1, 2018. “Enrollment in kindergarten is one of the first steps parents can take in setting their children up for long-term success,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent, The…

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Fifth grader reminds Philadelphians that “Kindness is King” on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  The finished product: “Kindness is King” on the wall of the school cafeteria.   AmeriHealth Caritas helps West Philadelphia student’s vision come to life   Overbrook Educational Center, a K-8 public school with the largest population of visually impaired and blind students in the School District of Philadelphia, hosted Dr. Martin Luther King,…

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Farewell to an Icon

January 19, 2018

While R. Sonny Driver, publisher of the SCOOP USA Community Newspaper has left us, his legacy will live on.   By Thera Martin Another icon of Philadelphia’s African American community, SCOOP USA founder and publisher Richard Sonny Driver, has made transition. R. Sonny Driver, who created SCOOP USA 57 years ago, was a Philadelphian through…

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Recent News

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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...

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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...

Food And Beverage

A Fresh Tailgate Menu

January 12, 2018

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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

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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