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Special election on Tuesday will fill seat of former Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell

February 25, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Voters in a west Philadelphia district will choose a new state representative on Tuesday to replace a freshman lawmaker who resigned after being accused of stealing from a nonprofit she founded. The election between Democrat G. Roni Green and Republican Wanda Logan is to complete the term of former Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell....

Office of Children & Families releases annual “PHLpreK by the Numbers” report

February 24, 2020

Enrollment, employment, and provider quality grew with the program’s 1,000-seat expansion this year. PHILADELPHIA – On February 18, the Office of Children and Families released the fourth “PHLpreK by the Numbers” report which provides updates on the impact of the City’s free, quality pre-K program funded by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax. Now in its fourth...

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Pennsylvania launches online application for mail-in ballots

February 24, 2020

By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania is launching the website where voters

AG Shapiro launches Pennsylvania’s first statewide Conviction Integrity Unit

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Attorney General Josh Shapiro  HARRISBURG–On February 12, via video announcement

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Entertainment

FiFi Bell-Clanton, owner of ‘The Crabby Shack’ talks Black female entrepreneurship

February 26, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (from left to right) Fifi Bell-Clanton, Gwen Woods, Renae Bluitt and Tamron Hall.&

Lizzo talks diversity, self-confidence and femininity

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Lizzo (Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) By Berenice Bautista associated press MEXIC

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Sports

NFL putting stronger Rooney Rule front and center

ABOVE PHOTO: Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, right, meeting with Oakland Raiders quarterback AJ McCarron (2) during warmups before an NFL football game in Cincinnati. In 2003, the NFL had three minority head coaches: future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, Herman Edwards and Lewis. In the 12 previous seasons, there had been…

Travel

Smooth Traveler: Delving into Durham, NC (Part One)

By Renée S. Gordon Cities are, in their own ways, canvasses that depict the history, culture and dreams of the residents. Stories reflected there are ever changing but the past never really disappears and, if one looks closely enough, one can see traces of earlier times and their ongoing impact.    Durham is a classic…

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Commentary

Has conservative evangelicalism reached a dangerous moment of its own making?

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Joel Edwards, general director of the British Evangelical Alliance, speaking to the Associated Press...

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Ease into cord cutting with four easy steps

February 24, 2020

BPT Ditching cable for what are known as “streaming” services like Netflix, Hulu, Philo and more is...

Oasis

New leader of Philadelphia Catholic archdiocese installed

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Archbishop Nelson Perez (AP Photo/Corey Perrine) associated press The 1.3 million parishioners of the Roman...

Week In Review

National Black News Channel makes debut

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, photo, Black News Channel Chairman J.C. Watts discusses the...

Sun Report

Debate night brawl: Bloomberg, Sanders attacked by rivals

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren,...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Feb. 23

February 24, 2020

All Signs: Here’s the lay of the land for this week. (Actually, it’s a picture of the...

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