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9:12 AM / Sunday December 8, 2019

Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Alabama unveils statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks

December 6, 2019

MONTGOMERY,  ALA. (AP) —  A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city last Sunday, the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey pulled back a cloth to…

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Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker announces plan to support and protect HBCUs

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Sen. Cory Booker (Photo: Shutterstock) Presidential  candidate Sen. Cory Booker recently announced plan to support and protect HBCUs On December 3, Presidential candidate Cory Booker announced his  $100 billion investment plan to support and protect HBCUs The plan would help HBCUs to continue providing a world class education and to upgrade their facilities….

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Civil rights activist the Rev. Clay Evans dead at age 94

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: the late Rev. Clay Evans speaks during funeral services for David “Pop” Winans Sr. at Perfecting Church in Detroit. (Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press via AP, File) CHICAGO — Prominent Chicago minister and gospel music singer the Rev. Clay Evans, a civil rights activist who embraced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he…

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Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Kamala Harris(Photo: Shutterstock) By Kathleen Ronayne And Nicholas Riccardi ASSOCIATED PRESS  SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, an abrupt close to a candidacy that held historic potential. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle,…

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Pennsylvania lawmaker charged with stealing from nonprofit

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell  By Mark Scolforo Associated Press  HARRISBURG — Prosecutors charged a state representative from Philadelphia on Wednesday with enriching herself by stealing money from a nonprofit organization she founded to serve the mentally ill and poor who were fighting addiction. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office accused Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell of…

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Groundbreaking for 37 new affordable housing units takes place

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Elected officials and other dignitaries participated in the groundbreaking ceremony in North Philadelphia (Photo courtesy of PHDC) Susquehanna Square gives Philadelphians more affordable housing options Community Ventures, Grands As Parents, and the City of Philadelphia recently announced the  Susquehanna Square project. This project provides 37 units of much-needed affordable housing including 14 units…

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Philadelphia’s voting machines challenged in federal court

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this June 13, 2019, file photo, ExpressVote XL voting machines are displayed during a demonstration at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and several supporters filed court papers Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, accusing Pennsylvania of violating their year-old agreement in Philadelphia’s federal court by certifying…

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Jerry’s Block

December 6, 2019

SUN publisher and activist J. Wyatt Mondesire got his moment in the sun during Thursday’s City Council session.  By Denise Clay During Thursday’s City Council meeting, Council voted to name a section of Germantown Avenue for late Philadelphia Sunday Sun founder and publisher J. Whyatt Mondesire. Thanks to a resolution introduced by Councilwoman Cindy Bass…

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Across Capitol Hill, impeachment saga shifts

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, (D-N.Y.,) left, gives his closing statement as ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., listens during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) By Laurie Kellman…

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