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Articles by SUN Staff

Howard University’s Alonda Thomas to be honored by the Mid-Atlantic Black Public Relations Society at PowerPR Conference in Philadelphia, Communicator of the Year Award

October 30, 2019

Actor Nakia Dillard from CW series black Lightning to present award. Join the Mid-Atlantic Black PR Society a project and community partner of FNC Philly, a 503(c)(3) for our annual PowerPR Conference: “PR BREAKTHROUGH: IN IT TO WIN IT!” November 1, 2019 at Hilton at Penn’s Landing, 201 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia.  The…

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John Conyers, longest serving black congressman, dies at 90

October 28, 2019

By Corey Williams DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile politicians toppled by sex harassment allegations…

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Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

October 17, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues, his office said. He was 68. Cummings was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor…

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GM and union reach tentative deal that could end strike

October 16, 2019

DETROIT (AP) — Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company’s U.S. factories to a standstill. The deal, which the union says offers “major gains” for workers, was hammered out after months of bargaining but won’t bring…

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Some states honoring Indigenous People’s Day instead of Columbus

October 14, 2019

By Russell Contreras ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus. From Minnesota to Vermont, at least five states and Washington, D.C., have done away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to…

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Dallas cop gets 10 years for killing neighbor

October 2, 2019

A white Dallas police officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting her unarmed, black neighbor in his home. The jury sentenced Amber Guyger on Wednesday. Guyger was convicted of murder Tuesday in the September 2018 killing of her upstairs neighbor, Botham Jean. In Texas, a murder sentence can range from…

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Text of the memo of Trump’s conversation with Ukraine President

September 25, 2019

The White House released a memo of President Donald Trump’s July 25 telephone conversation with Ukraine’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The White House says a “memorandum of a telephone conversation” is not a verbatim transcript; it records the notes and recollections of Situation Room duty officers and National Security Council staff “assigned to listen…

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