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7:11 PM / Thursday June 4, 2020

Articles by SUN Staff

The Upside: Hart surprises New Jersey doctor with bit part

May 17, 2020

By DAN GELSTON PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hart found an upside to putting his name to a charitable cause during the coronavirus pandemic: the comedian offered a walk-on role in a future film to a health-care worker in the COVID-19 fight. Henry Law, an anesthesiologist in New Jersey, got the call from Hart (“Jumanji”) that…

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Little Richard to be buried at historically black college

May 17, 2020

By KRISTIN M. HALL NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard will be buried at Oakwood University, a historically black university in Huntsville, Alabama. Gerald Kibble, director of Oakwood Memorial Gardens, said the private funeral will be held Wednesday and will not be open to the public. Little Richard’s close friend Pastor…

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The Links Incorporated, Philadelphia Chapter Supports COVID-19 Testing

May 16, 2020

The Links Incorporated, Philadelphia Chapter is partnering with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to increase the availability of testing kits for COVID-19 in the African American community. The most recent statistics have provided the alarming inequity in healthcare  in the community and the Philadelphia Chapter, the Founding Chapter, is making in access of $13,000 available…

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City of Philadelphia launches COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

May 13, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program: The City of Philadelphia launched an emergency rental assistance program today that is expected to keep at least 3,000 families in their homes. The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program will make rent payments for people who have lost income because of COVID-19. “Unprecedented job losses have placed financial pressure on…

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Local prosecutors under investigation in handling of Ahmaud Arbery murder

May 12, 2020

By JEFF MARTIN and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutors who first handled the fatal shooting of a black man, before charges were filed more than two months later, were placed under investigation Tuesday for their conduct in the case, which has fueled a national outcry and questions about whether the slaying was…

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Governors disregarding White House guidelines on reopening

May 7, 2020

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, NICKY FORSTER and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Many governors across the U.S. are disregarding or creatively interpreting White House guidelines in easing their states’ lockdowns and letting businesses reopen, an Associated Press analysis found. The AP found that 17 states do not appear to meet one of the key benchmarks set by…

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