4:55 AM / Sunday May 19, 2019

Articles by SUN Staff

Making literacy cool, giving youth in shelters access to books

May 18, 2019

Make Literacy Dope Author’s Brunch By Monica Peters Not too much is heard about advocacy for literacy and access to books for youth living in homeless shelters.  However, the Make Literacy Dope Author’s Brunch is changing that. On Sunday, May 19, at the Wyncote House, Philadelphia authors and taste makers will come together to shed…

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Lawyer: Cop who killed Texas woman knew she was mentally ill

May 17, 2019

By JOHN L. MONE and JAKE BLEIBERG HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area police officer knew his neighbor suffered from mental illness and should have offered assistance when that was apparent, but instead he fatally shot the 44-year-old woman, a lawyer for the victim’s family said Thursday. Pamela Turner had struggled with paranoid schizophrenia since her…

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Cardi B tops BET noms, Nipsey Hussle up for 1

May 17, 2019

By MESFIN FEKADU NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination. BET told the Associated Press late Thursday that Cardi B’s nominations include two for the top prize — video of the…

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NYC Mayor de Blasio announces run for president

May 16, 2019

📷 Shutterstock By Karen Matthews NEW YORK CITY (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump. The mayor announced his run with a video…

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Pennsylvania primary features a couple high-profile matchups

May 13, 2019

By Marc Levy HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s primary election will decide nominees or officeholders for several high-profile offices, including mayor of the nation’s sixth largest city and one of the state’s 18 members of the U.S. House. Pennsylvania’s primary election is May 21. It features primary elections for Philadelphia mayor and two statewide appellate…

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5 years later, officer faces reckoning for chokehold death of Eric Garner

May 13, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The deadly confrontation five summers ago flickers in Gwen Carr’s mind, competing for attention with warm, happy memories of her late son Eric Garner’s life. For all the smiles and laugher they shared, there are flashes of Garner being grabbed by a New York City police officer and crying out: “I…

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Stepdad who reported 4-year-old girl missing arrested in her disappearance

May 12, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — The man who reported last weekend that 4-year-old Maleah Davis had been abducted was arrested near Houston in connection with her disappearance and police said they found her blood in his apartment. Derion Vence, who had lived with Maleah and her mother, was arrested Saturday without incident at his brother’s home in…

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff