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Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

A Grand Jury will investigate allegations of corruption by Philadelphia lawmakers

June 20, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  D.A. Seth Williams Last week, District Attorney Seth Williams took the unusual step of officially announcing that an Investigating Grand Jury will be looking into allegations that several Philadelphia legislators accepted gifts and money in exchange for political favors and votes. “I have concluded that there is only one way to get to…

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Reparations: The argument that will not be swept under the rug

June 20, 2014

By Wendell P. Simpson  Despite the fact that there is precedent—and a reasonable and cogent argument for it–the issue of reparations for Black people has arisen anew.   African American journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates’ recent article in the Atlantic Monthly, ‘The Case For Reparations’ has everyone, from historians to journalists once again broaching the subject—on one…

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Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

June 20, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California during the 1996 season.  Gwynn died Monday, June 16 of  cancer.  He was 54.  (Larry Goren/Four Seam Images via AP Images)   By Bernie Wilson associated press SAN DIEGO — Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at…

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Trademark board rules against Redskins name

June 20, 2014

By Joseph White Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The 2-1 ruling comes after a campaign to change the name gained momentum over the past year. The team doesn’t…

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About ‘Extant’

June 20, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Halle Berry (as Molly Woods) and Pierce Gagnon as her son Ethan Woods in a scene from ‘Extant.’  (Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved) Oscar winner Halle Berry stars as an astronant whose experience in space drastically alters her life on earth Academy Award winner Halle Berry will star…

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The loss of another one of our Queens; Ruby Dee (1922-2014)

June 20, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Ruby Dee  (Shutterstock) associated press NEW YORK — For Ruby Dee, acting and activism were not contradictory things. They were inseparable and they were intertwined. The African-American actress who earned lead roles in movies and on Broadway also spent her entire life fighting against injustice, even emceeing the 1963 March on Washington and…

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POWER 99 FM announces annual Peace on the Street Jams, June 26

June 20, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mack Wilds Clear Channel Communities, the community engagement brand of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, and Power 99 FM, Philadelphia’s Hip Hop and R&B radio station, has announced the dates for its annual “Peace on the Street Jams,” a series of antiviolence activities designed to promote peace and provide communities with the necessary…

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New York State of Mind: The Finger Lakes

June 20, 2014

By Renée S. Gordon “The berths are allotted according to the way bill, the first on the list having his first choice, and in changing boats the old passengers have the preference.” T. Woodcock 1836 New York State is divided into 10 travel regions outside of New York City. Each of these districts is unique…

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Know your numbers 2014

June 20, 2014

On Saturday June 21, 2014 Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church will be transformed into a health and wellness center for men in the community to learn their individual health status through a series of screenings that are absolutely free. All males 18 and older are invited to attend and participate in on site free and confidential…

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