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The NAACP ACT-SO local competition goes virtual

July 3, 2020

By Veronica Norris  The late J. Whyatt Mondesire, founder and publisher of the Philadelphia Sunday SUN and former president of the NAACP Philadelphia Branch, would be so proud of the students who won medals and participated in this year’s ACT-SO competition. There was something about the program that he loved. It shows the world why…

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Resilience conquered

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Akasia Hayle By Veronica Norris Resilience conquered is a good way to describe the journey of  a young lady named Akashia Hayle.  You have no doubt read, heard or even been in her  shoes.  However, I felt compelled to share this story, as it may have a relevant and positive impact in some…

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Pennsylvanians urged to apply for rent and mortgage relief through the CARES Act

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is reminding Pennsylvanians who qualify to apply for housing-related financial assistance through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Applications were made available on June 29. Pennsylvania renters and homeowners who were affected by the coronavirus-related economic slowdown can file the applications for rent and mortgage relief, made…

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The Cultural Coach: How come Black people get to have their own groups?

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (Photo by Bill Z. Foster) Dear Cultural Coach: My comments may sound racist on the surface, but I am trusting that you are as open-minded as your writing. I have been wondering why having all African American clubs or associations is not racist but having something all White is. Actually, my question is…

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Not Yet…

July 3, 2020

While they’re disappointed that they won’t be able to offer indoor dining on Friday, Philadelphia’s restaurateurs are looking at the bigger picture. By Denise Clay Friday, July 3 was supposed to be a big day for restaurant owners like Chris Fetfatzes. Fetfatzes, owner of Hawthorne’s Neighborhood Beer Café and Brunchery, Wine Dive and Tio Flores…

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Pennsylvania extends unemployment compensation benefits for 13 more weeks

July 3, 2020

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak has announced that people who exhaust their regular unemployment compensation (UC) and federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) may now qualify for 13 additional weeks of payments through the state’s Unemployment Compensation Extended Benefits program. Extended Benefits (EB) are additional UC benefits payable to qualified…

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Scanlon helps secure $7.6M grant for DCIU Head Start

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-5th Dist.) recently announced that a $7,620,894 federal grant has been awarded to the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) in support of its critical Head Start program.  “Every student should have access to quality public education and expanding access to early childhood education for students…

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Trump campaign sues over mail-in drop-off sites for ballots

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Shutterstock By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, the national Republican Party and four western Pennsylvania members of Congress sued Monday to force changes to how the state collects and counts mail-in ballots under revamped rules. The federal lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh claims that as voters jumped…

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US health officials estimate 20M Americans have had virus

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Cars are lined up at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients….

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Black candidates push race debate into GOP-held districts

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Jeannine Lee Lake, Democratic candidate for Indiana’s 6th congressional district, speaks to the crowd gathered for Juneteenth day event in Columbus, Ind. The reenergized movement against racial inequality and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has amplified the voices of Black candidates across the country. Among them is Lake,…

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