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2:30 PM / Sunday February 25, 2018

Week In Review

Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96

November 30, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jazz singer Jon Hendricks talks about his career in jazz at his home in Toledo, Ohio in 2014. Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the “vocalese” singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. He was 96.  (AP…

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The Philadelphia Historical Commission reverses designation of Christian Street Baptist Church for Register of Historic Places

November 30, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Christian Street Baptist Church  (Photo: Google 2017 ®)   While the struggle is far from over, the congregation is now free to determine their building’s future.   By Amy V. Simmons On Nov. 10, the Philadelphia Historical Commission decided at its monthly meeting to put the 19th Century structure that the Christian Street…

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CBS fires Charlie Rose after misconduct claims

November 23, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  This image released by CBS shows, from left, Norah O’Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King on the set of “CBS This Morning.” Rose’s co-hosts on “CBS This Morning” sharply condemned their suspended colleague Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, after the airing of sexual misconduct allegations that included groping female staffers and walking around naked…

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Cantrell wins race for mayor in New Orleans

November 23, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  LaToya Cantrell   Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — It was an historic election night in New Orleans, where voters have elected the first woman mayor and the first member of the Vietnamese community to serve on the City Council. Complete returns show LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member, defeated former municipal Judge Desiree…

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Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

November 23, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rev. Jesse Jackson  (Editorial credit: Arturo Holmes / Shutterstock.com)   By Sophia Tareen Associated Press CHICAGO –The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly last Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate’’ himself to physical therapy to slow the progress of the disease. In…

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Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

November 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  This Aug. 14, 2017 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Charles Manson. A spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the 83-year-old mass killer is alive Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP) By John Rogers Associated Press LOS ANGELES…

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump on veterans’ health care, economy

November 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com) By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Veterans Day prompted President Donald Trump and his administration to take stock of what’s been done to fix health care for those in uniform. They claimed more progress than has been made. That tendency to overreach extended to trade and…

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Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine’s citizen of the year

November 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Colin Kaepernick (Photo by Ga Fullner/shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ’s magazine’s “Citizen of the Year” for his activism. Kaepernick began kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The demonstration sparked a wave of…

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Black excellence for the win: Here are some of the candidates that just made political history

November 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Andre Rainey, Andrea Jenkins, Justin Fairfax, Vi Lyles, Melvin Carter, and Sheila Oliver   becauseofthemwecan.com BOTWC Staff Black political excellence was in full effect on Tuesday, Nov. 7 Election Day! As the results for the local elections began rolling in on Tuesday night, the nation witnessed a shift in political representation, one many are calling a sign of…

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Police: Texas church attack stemmed from domestic situation

November 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Investigators work at the scene of a deadly shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday Nov. 5, 2017. A man opened fire inside of the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than 20 people. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) By Jim Vertuno associated press…

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff