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8:16 PM / Sunday August 19, 2018

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Civil rights icon and former presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to Bright Hope Baptist Church congregation

August 17, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses the congregation at Bright Hope Baptist Church during the PNBC Convention.  (Photo: Bill Z. Foster) Although Jackson — in town for the recent Progressive Baptist National Convention (PNBC) — has visited the church on several occasions during his over five decades of activism, it was his first return visit in many…

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An Open Letter to Trump’s Preachers

August 10, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  President Donald Trump meets with pastors last week.  (Latest World News Updates/YouTube)   President Donald Trump met with inner city pastors last week from around the nation to discuss his administration’s efforts at changing the prison system and other criminal justice issues including prisoner re-entry, rehabilitation and workforce training programs. The letter below is…

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Beech Scholarship Fund Supports African-American Students in STEM

July 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Dr. Kenneth Scott, president of Beech Companies, and Christine Brown, director of Beech Community Services pictured with scholarship recipients. Students receiving this scholarship currently attend Temple University, Lincoln University, Cheyney University and Community College of Philadelphia.   PHILADELPHIA – The Beech Scholarship Fund recently provided more than $20,000 in scholarships to students attending local…

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Carnival De Resistance introduces performances through Aug 3 & 4 in Philly at Arch Street United Methodist Church

July 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Photo:  Tim Nafziger) The Carnival de Resistance is proud to announce their upcoming residency in Philadelphia until August 7th, 2018. More than 30 artists and activists from across North America will build and animate this traveling arts carnival, eco-village demonstration, and community engagement initiative. They will have two hubs of activity, and are…

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AME church and Black banks launch new partnership for Black wealth

July 20, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  AME Church Bishops pose with Black bankers and business leaders after announcing historic partnership.  (Photo: Klarque Garrison/Trice Edney News Wire)   By Hazel Trice Edney TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM The Black church, among the most prosperous institutions in America, has long led movements for the spiritual, social and civic uplift of Black people. When the Rev….

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Progressive National Baptist Convention seeks return of moral values and civil rights during the 57th Annual Session in Philadelphia Aug. 6-10

July 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC), led by President Dr. James C. Perkins, will hold its 57th Annual Session on August 6-10, 2018 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia. Over 5,000 representatives from the denomination are expected to gather for weeklong events of preaching, Christian education, and social justice strategizing….

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Career coach Tana Session to host one-day masterclass in forgiveness

July 4, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tana M. Session   Black PR Wire ATLANTA – Self-proclaimed Queen of “From Foster Care to Fabulous,” Tana M. Session, a career coach, international speaker and author, will host a one-day master class titled “Stop Being the Best Kept Secret” in Atlanta on Aug. 11. “It will be a full day of empowerment,…

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TV One original series “We’re The Campbells” on TV One

June 29, 2018

LOS ANGELES–TV One’s new docu-series “We’re The Campbells,” starring gospel music superstar Erica Campbell and mega-producer Warryn Campbell premiered on Tuesday, June 19 at 8/7C. The summer nine-episode docu-series gives viewers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Gospel entertainment power couple Warryn and Erica Campbell, as they tackle the everyday struggles that come with…

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Banquet honors past presidents at the Fellowship Greater Jehovah Baptist Church

June 22, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Reverend Dr. Aldric Baker addresses the banquet’s attendees. On May 19th, Reverend Dr. Aldric Baker, Pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church in Philadelphia and president of the Christian Fellowship Ministers’ Conference of Philadelphia and Vicinity, hosted a banquet honoring past presidents at the Fellowship Greater Jehovah Baptist Church, 3314 Germantown Avenue.

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Friends use various strengths to create Emperors Cut, a high-quality but affordable African-American cigar line

August 10, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Emperors Cut partners from left; Greg Hurt, Darryl Redmond (friend), Greg Willis, Darnell Streat and...

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Tom Joyner and Allstate Insurance Company are celebrating the importance of family fun at the 2018 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion

August 17, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tom Joyner  (Photo: Rena Schild / shutterstock)   By Florence Anthony According to the Hollywood...

Sports

Competition building among birds ball carriers

August 17, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood   When it comes to running backs, the Super Bowl...

Commentary

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has proven that he’s faithful to the Constitution

August 17, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Kay Coles James   Kay Coles James, the president of the Heritage Foundation, says that...

Health

New year, new stress: back-to-school anxiety

August 3, 2018

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Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the weel of Aug. 19

August 17, 2018

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff