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Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Democrats spend very little on minority-run consulting firms, study finds

June 28, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Scene at the 2000 Democratic National Convention   (spirit of america / Shutterstock.com)   washingtonpost.com National Democratic campaign committees have spent more than $500 million on consultants over the past two elections, but less than 2 percent of it has gone to firms that are run at least in part by racial minorities….

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Groundhog Day: Funding Crisis in the Philadelphia Public Schools (part one)

June 28, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Students rally against proposed reductions in state funding for schools, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, outside City Hall in Philadelphia.  The School District of Philadelphia is asking the city for tens of  million of dollars more in additional funding as it deals with a massive budget shortfall that could mean the layoff of thousands…

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Having A Good Time Helping Others

June 28, 2014

ABOV E PHOTO:  The soulful Raheem DeVaughn (LEFT)and Eric Roberson (RIGHT) entertained crowds at the We Feed The Homeless Philly Gala last weekend.  (Photos courtesy of Chris Murray)   Sunday’s We Feed The Homeless Philly Gala gave Philadelphians a chance to enjoy great music, great food, and the warm feeling that comes from helping others….

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Cheltenham Square Mall comes up for sale

June 28, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO: Yelp   Philadelphia Business Journal Cheltenham Square Mall, having been foreclosed upon, has come up for sale. The 639,000-square-foot mall at 2385 Cheltenham Ave. in Cheltenham, Pa., last sold in 2005 for $71.5 million. At the time, New York-based Thor Equities bought the center from Simon Property Group with the assumption of a…

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Donald Trump’s arch-race baiting again with the Central Park Five

June 28, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Three of the Central Park Five youths–Raymond Santana, right, Kevin Richardson, and Yusef Salaam, left, react to supporters Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in New York. The three men who were exonerated in the 1989 Central Park Jogger case, were in court for a hearing in a $250 million federal lawsuit they filed against…

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We can make the future come faster in the South

June 28, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Freedom Summer activists sing before leaving training sessions at Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, for Mississippi in June 1964.  (Ted Polumbaum Collection/Newseum)   By Benjamin Todd Jealous We have the antidote to voter suppression: massive voter registration. We proved it 50 years ago during Freedom Summer. We proved it again in…

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Rangel celebrates though primary too close to call

June 28, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Accompanied by his wife Alma, left, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., speaks at his primary election night gathering, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in New York. Rangel is seeking his 23rd term against opponent state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. Election officials told The Associated Press Tuesday night that the Democratic primary between Rep. Charles Rangel and state…

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‘Racist’ Baby K’Tan Sling package sparks outrage on social media

June 28, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Photo on newsone.com   By Kirsten West Savali newsone.com  Twitter exploded earlier this week with images of two very different baby sling packages, both manufactured by Baby K’Tan. In one image, a black mother is featured with her baby in the sling; in the other, a white woman is featured with her baby…

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Sotomayor: Affirmative action options don’t work

June 28, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Justice Sonia Sotomayor   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)   By Kevin Freking  Associated Press WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected on Sunday the notion that alternatives to affirmative action such as income or residency could achieve similar results in diversifying the nation’s colleges and universities. When asked whether other “less fractious”…

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