Image

1:15 AM / Tuesday November 21, 2017

Stateside

Dr. Barbara Gaba installed as first woman and African-American president of New Jersey’s Atlantic Cape Community College

November 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Dr. Barbara Gaba is installed as the first woman and African-American president of Atlantic Cape Community College, as her husband Peter looks on.  Maria Mento, Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees presents her with the presidential medallion.  (Photo: Courtesy of ACCC)   By Leah Fletcher Dr. Barbara Gaba was inaugurated as Atlantic…

Read More

NABJ denounces cyberbullying and body shaming journalists face

November 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Demetria Obilor   TV journalist Demetria Obilor was a recent victim of online harassment   WASHINGTON, D.C. –The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is appalled at the insensitive and hateful social media posts recently leveled toward traffic reporter Demetria Obilor of WFAA-TV in Dallas. While many have shared messages of support, Obilor…

Read More

Retired Navy vet charged with kidnapping, murdering Ashanti Billie

November 10, 2017

(KHOU)–A retired Navy veteran was charged Wednesday in the death of Ashanti Billie, the 19-year-old woman who was found dead in North Carolina days after  disappearing from her job at Virginia naval base, federal prosecutors say. Eric Brian Brown, 45, faces a murder charge from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and a federal kidnapping charge, the police…

Read More

NAACP Set to Change Tax Status to Engage More Politically

November 9, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tech savvy and politically-pointed groups, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization will change its tax status. The group’s leaders said that the new tax status would allow them to…

Read More

Vi Lyles becomes first Black woman mayor of Charlotte

November 8, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A nearly 30-year veteran of local government was the definitive choice of voters on Tuesday and she will become the first African-American woman to run North Carolina’s largest city. Vi Lyles, Charlotte’s mayor pro tem, sent out a Twitter post saying “We are victorious!” With most of the city’s 168 precincts…

Read More

Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor races

November 8, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Voters in Virginia and New Jersey gave Democratic gubernatorial candidates large victories Tuesday and sent a clear message of rebuke to Republican President Donald Trump. In Virginia’s hard-fought contest, Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie. In New Jersey, front-running Democrat Phil Murphy trounced Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno…

Read More

Transgender woman makes history in Virginia House seat win

November 8, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)–A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use. Democrat Danica Roem, a former journalist, is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature in the United States. She unseated Republican Del….

Read More

Recent News

Go With The-Flo

CeCe Winans accepts the Spirit Award at Lisa Collins’ 20th Annual “First Ladies High Tea”

November 16, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  CeCe Winans (Photo: Jamie Lamor Thompson / Shutterstock)   By Florence Anthony Lisa Collins’ 20th...

Seniors

Savvy Senior: Assistance dogs provide help and love

November 16, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister,...

Food And Beverage

A Very Versatile Holiday

November 16, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Cola and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham   Family Features When planning this year’s holiday menu,...

Entertainment

Actress Della Reese dead at 86

November 20, 2017

(LOS ANGELES) — Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest...

Health

Simple ways to follow a low-glycemic eating plan for better health

November 16, 2017

BPT Adopting a diet that mainly consists of foods ranking low on the Glycemic Index (GI) can...

Oasis

God won’t let you be defeated

November 16, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs In my most recent YouTube family vlog (I love that you’re subscribing!), as I...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff