6:09 AM / Monday July 22, 2019

Articles by SUN Staff

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

July 17, 2019

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN GENEVA (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people . A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health…

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No charges for police officer in chokehold death of Eric Garner

July 16, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t bring civil rights charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The decision not to bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo comes a day before the statute of limitations was set to…

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Nikki Fortune’s “Hustle,” a story of generations

July 8, 2019

By Monica Peters Meet Chesilhurst, New Jersey native Nikki Fortune. Fortune is the author of the novel, Hustle, inspired by the life of her late great-aunt Clara Johnson. Hustle isn’t a nod to street culture but is actually a real town in Virginia where both Fortune’s great-aunt Clara and grandmother, Ernestine Jefferson, lived before migrating…

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Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS) to hold 3rd Annual PowerPR Conference, will honor SUN Publisher Catherine Hicks, co-owner Joseph Mondesire

July 5, 2019

The Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS), a fiscally sponsored project of FNC Philly a 501(c)(3), will hold it’s third annual conference on September 13, 2019 at the Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 599 Market St. (6th & Market Sts.). The full-day conference will have panels, workshops…

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Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B in military funding to build border wall

June 29, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland acted in two lawsuits filed by California and by activists who contended that…

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Hahnemann University Hospital ordered to ‘cease and desist’ closure plans

June 28, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania health officials have ordered a Philadelphia hospital to halt plans to take its first steps toward closing ahead of the busy July Fourth holiday. The Health Department told the owners of Hahnemann University Hospital on Thursday that they must first file a detailed plan that ensures the safety of people who…

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Council President Clarke’s statement on Hahnemann University Hospital

June 27, 2019

Philadelphia, June 26, 2019 – Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) today issued the following statement in response to reports that Hahnemann University Hospital plans to close this September, after serving Philadelphians for over 170 years: In addition, the Hospital employs over 3,000 people in critically needed, family-sustaining jobs. Most of these…

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Health care, immigration top issues at Democrats’ 1st debate

June 27, 2019

MIAMI (AP) — Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and a Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump a second term in office. Health…

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2020 Democrats converge in Miami for 1st night of debates

June 26, 2019

MIAMI (AP) — Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, will converge on the debate stage on Wednesday on the first night of Democratic debates to offer their pitches to voters and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns. For many of the White House hopefuls, it will be the highest-profile opportunity yet to…

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