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10:03 PM / Tuesday March 31, 2020

Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Boomerang Season 2: A One On One with Leland B. Martin

March 28, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine New Jersey native, Leland B. Martin has been making waves in Hollywood on both the big and small screens respectively. After starring in several national commercials and landing supporting roles in several TV shows and films including Cherish The Day and A Cinderella Christmas, Martin landed his biggest role to date as…

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Justices toss decision in media mogul’s discrimination case

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Byron Allen (Photo: Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling in favor of a Black media mogul and comedian who’s suing cable giant Comcast alleging racial discrimination. The justices agreed unanimously that an appeals court applied the wrong legal standard in allowing business…

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Civil rights activist and Emmett Till relative dies at 50

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Airickca Gordon-Taylor By Sophia Tareen ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — Airickca Gordon-Taylor, a relative of Emmett Till who spent her life educating others about the black teenage lynching victim’s legacy through her foundation, died at age 50, according to family members. Gordon-Taylor, of suburban Chicago, died early Saturday, hours after a hospital stay. She…

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White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

March 27, 2020

By Andrew Taylor, Lisa Mascaro And Jonathan Lemire ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed $2 trillion pandemic response…

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Five Ways to experience & support Philly museums, restaurants & more right now

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Museum of the American Revolution.  (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia) VISITPHILLY.COM There’s one thing we know for sure: Philadelphia is a city with incredible heart and remarkable resilience, and we’re capable of weathering any storm. Right now, there are still a ton of ways to experience and support the teams behind…

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Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload: How to cope

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: The Manhattan bridge is seen in the background of a flashing sign urging commuters to avoid gatherings, reduce crowding and to wash hands in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The coronavirus pandemic is leading to information overload for many people, often making it difficult to separate fact from fiction and rumor from…

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Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for new coronavirus

March 27, 2020

By Jill Lawless And Danica Kirka ASSOCIATED PRESS  LONDON — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence House office said. It says his wife…

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Election limbo as coronavirus outbreak upends US primaries

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Early voters cast their ballots at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building in Milwaukee, Wis. U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and other measures to contain the virus might be in…

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Beech supports nonprofit organizations and small businesses during coronavirus emergency

March 27, 2020

Nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia that provide urgent, essential services will receive emergency funding from The Beech Companies, Inc. through its Alston Beech Foundation.  Beginning this week and for several weeks going forward, Beech will make $1,000 contributions to selected nonprofits to help keep them running during this national emergency.  “As Beech celebrates our 30th anniversary…

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