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Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Gov. Mary Fallin signs minimum wage hike ban in Oklahoma

April 21, 2014

associated press OKLAHOMA CITY — Cities in Oklahoma are prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill that has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK) Fallin signed the bill Monday that supporters say would prevent a hodgepodge of minimum wages in different parts of the state…

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Donations pour in for Phoenix mom facing charges

April 12, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Shanesha Taylor   By Terry Tang associated press PHOENIX — A Phoenix woman arrested after leaving her two kids in a hot vehicle during a job interview is fighting to clear her name in court, with the support of a New Jersey woman who has raised more than $91,000 to help her effort….

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Al Sharpton says report of FBI cooperation not new

April 12, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Sharpton says a report that he spied on New York Mafia figures for the FBI in the 1980s is old news.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)   Associated Press NEW YORK— The Rev. Al Sharpton admitted last week that he…

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Judge disqualifies MLK estate lawyer from case

April 12, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  In this file photo taken in 2006 the children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King from left, Martin Luther King III, Dexter King, the late Yolanda King and Bernice King stand next to a new crypt dedicated to their parents in Atlanta. Bernice is in a legal battle…

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Tom Wolf Wants To Be Your Next Governor

April 12, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tom Wolf   But can a former Peace Corps volunteer who drives a Jeep and is financing this campaign with $10 million of his own money beat Gov. Tom Corbett? He thinks he can.   By Denise Clay Tom Wolf is accessible. As he walks into the La Columbe coffee shop in Center…

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For colored girls whose needs have been ignored

April 12, 2014

By Denise Clay for Soloman Jones.com If you’ve been watching television news here in Philadelphia over the last two weeks, you’ve probably seen the mug shots of Najee Bilaal, Zaria Estes, and Kanesha Gainey. The three girls were arraigned in connection with a series of attacks on Temple University’s campus, one of which featured a…

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Art Sanctuary presents the 30th Annual Celebration of Black Writing! The whole month of May!

April 12, 2014

One of the nation’s oldest African-American literary festivals honors author Ernest Gaines, introduces inaugural ‘Gamble & Huff Award for Excellence in Songwriting,’ and hosts month long exhibit on Atlantic City landmark, Chicken Bone Beach   Renowned artists, writers and journalists from across the U.S. will join Art Sanctuary, Philadelphia’s leading African-American arts and letters organization,…

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Sheriff Jewell Williams testifies before City Council Budget Hearings

April 12, 2014

Sheriff Jewell Williams told members of Philadelphia City Council during budget hearings that significant improvements have been made in the Office of the Sheriff of Philadelphia City and County over the past two years. “We have come a long way in a short period of time,” said Sheriff Williams yesterday, “and have made many strides…

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GOP derails gender pay gap bill in Senate

April 12, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  President Barack Obama signs executive actions, with pending Senate legislation, aimed at closing a compensation gender gap that favors men, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, during an event marking Equal Pay Day. Obama announced new executive actions to strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws…

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Black leaders critique Obama’s ‘Brother’s Keeper,” relationship with Black community

April 12, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Barbara Arnwine and Julianne Malveaux were among five panelists headlining the “Statewomen for Justice” panel discussion, moderated by Omarosa Manigault.  (Photo: Mark Mahoney/Trice Edney News Wire)   By Jacqueline F. Taylor TriceEdneyWire.com A Women’s History Month/Black Press forum to respond to President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative ended up being a critique…

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