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Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

JET Magazine releases its final print issue

June 14, 2014

JET app will launch June 30 CHICAGO — JET magazine will release its final print issue, hitting newsstands on June 9.    The cover of the last issue salutes JET magazine’s iconic history by featuring images of previous covers throughout the past 63 years. Inside, readers will find a retrospective of the news covered in…

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GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates

June 14, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Leo Smith, minority engagement director for the Georgia Republican Party, left, meeting with from second left, Michael McNeely, party first vice-chairman, Michael Roundtree, chairman of the Morehouse College Republicans and Jessica Hayes, district director for Republican Rep. Paul Broun, at the Georgia GOP headquarters in Atlanta. Smith and other black Republicans who recruit…

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Black economics and the ultimate “Catch 22”

June 14, 2014

By Rahim Islam It’s no longer what they are doing to us; it’s what we are not doing!!! The Black community has been through it all and continues to struggle with the number of disparities that we face (i.e. heath, incarcerations, education, employment, etc.), but there is no bigger disparity and more damaging to our…

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Nigerian gunmen kidnap 20 women in northeast

June 14, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Some of the escaped kidnapped girls of the government secondary school Chibok, attend a meeting with Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Monday, June 2, 2014. Nigerian police say they have banned protests in the capital demanding that the government rescues the more than 200 girls still held captive by Boko…

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Iraq Sunni militant group vows to march on Baghdad

June 14, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  This image made from video posted by Iraqi Revolution, a group supporting the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows militants on Al-Sharqat base north of Tikrit, Iraq.   (AP Photo/Iraqi0Revolution via AP video) …

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Eight things America gets terribly wrong about sex

June 14, 2014

America does many things well. Sex is not on the list.  alternet.org We get many things right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. We were the first to put a man on the moon (Neil Armstrong), the first to achieve flight (the Wright brothers), and we came up with the greatest television phenomenon…

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Mt. Airy USA pioneers use of new tool to eliminate vacancy and blight

June 14, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mt. Airy USA Community Development Corporation announces the successfully completion of its first residential rehabilitation initiative under the PA Blighted & Abandoned Property Conservatorship Act. Pictured are Gage Duran, Real Estate Development Project Manager, Mt. Airy USA CDC; Kyasha Tyson, Special Projects & Public Relations Manager, Eric Linter, CEO, Dale Corporation; Anuj Gupta,…

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Thomas seeks to reinvigorate the Second Stage Loan Program

June 14, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rep. W. Curtis Thomas   In an attempt to reinvigorate the Second Stage Loan Program, State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas, D-Phila., has introduced a bill this week that would increase small businesses’ access to capital by expanding the underutilized program. Thomas’s bill, H.B. 2315, would allow both commercial lending institutions and economic development…

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The Mann continues with the Philadelphia Freedom Festival celebrating the legacy of Philadelphia Freedom Fighter Octavius V. Catto

June 14, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Marvin Sapp   An exhilarating array of original, artistic programming will link the arts with civil rights history as the Mann continues the Philadelphia Freedom Festival, it began February.  The Philadelphia Freedom Festival is a seven–‐month endeavor to commemorate the life and legacy of Octavius V. Catto, a 19th–‐century Philadelphian and African–‐American civil…

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