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Philadelphia Judicial Candidates ‘At A Glance’ Guide

November 3, 2017

According to pacourts.us, all but magisterial district judges must be members of the Bar of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Judges are also subject to strict standards of conduct. Judicial elections occur in odd-numbered years. Justices and judges may serve an unlimited number of terms until they reach the mandatory retirement age of 75 and are…

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Statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo to be moved

November 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –The City of Philadelphia announced Friday that the controversial statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo will be moved. However, the new location has yet to be determined. The statue currently stands on the Thomas Paine Plaza in front of the Municipal Services building. The city said the decision came after 4,000 submissions came…

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Gary Shepherd’s “Buy Black” highlight of the week- “Where’s Daddy?”

November 3, 2017

I was invited by my friend, comedian J’vonne Pearson to the screening of “Where’s Daddy?”.  This documentary was shown at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Art’s Perelman Theater in center city Philadelphia. J’vonne is featured in this documentary, along with other single fathers and professionals.  It explores the challenges of African American single fatherhood…

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Former City Council member and PA House Representative Jimmy Tayoun dies

November 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  James “Jimmy” Tayoun Sr. and wife Dolores   phillyrecord.com “The Philadelphia Public Record” on Wednesday morning reported the death of the paper’s founder, executive editor, friend and mentor, James Tayoun, Sr., at the age of 87.  The Record will provide full coverage of his life and accomplishments in their next week’s paper. In…

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Black Girls were winning at this year’s PABJ Awards Ceremony

November 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  From the left: Sofiya Ballin, Sandra Clark, Sarah Lomax Reese, Aundrea Cline -Thomas, Errin Haines-Whack, PABJ president Melony Roy, Haniyyah Sharpe-Brown and Bumi Fernandez.   By Kendall Alexander @SteezieKBreezie Women representing all aspects of the media were honored at the 12th Annual Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) Awards Ceremony and Scholarship Gala…

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The Real and the Imagined

November 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Councilman Curtis Jones speaks to participants during the event.  (Photo: Bill Z. Foster) What started out as a simulation of the challenges that the 26 percent of Philadelphians living in poverty  have to face on Tuesday turned into a field trip for the event’s organizer. By Denise Clay The purpose of the gathering…

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Mayor Kenney calls for increased school funding and return to local control

November 3, 2017

Dissolution of the School Reform Commission   On Thursday Nov. 2, Mayor Jim Kenney delivered an address, expressing his support for dissolving the SRC, returning to a Mayor-appointed board, and increasing school funding. The remarks as prepared are below. The administration also released a policy paper, which provides a detailed history of school governance in…

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The Dress Rehearsal

November 3, 2017

SUN NOTE: See Philadelphia Judicial Candidates ‘At A Glance’ Guide   Instead of calling them the 2017 elections, let’s refer to Tuesday’s trip to the voting booth as the dress rehearsal for 2018. Maybe that will get voter turnout above 20 percent.   By Denise Clay Here’s the most important number that you need to…

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff