Image

4:55 PM / Saturday August 15, 2020

Articles by Teresa Emerson

We Got Next

April 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, left, of Australia, shoots over Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside, right, during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 104-91. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)   For the first time since 2012, your Philadelphia 76ers are moving on…

Read More

SUNscopes for the week of April 29

April 27, 2018

All Signs: Sunday’s Full Moon culminates the end of a challenging week. By tomorrow, the dust will settle. Ironically, the week ahead is relatively quiet, like the calm after a storm. This leads me to think this is the perfect time to count our blessings. Let’s be reminded of the opportunities that lucky Jupiter now…

Read More

New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

April 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  National Memorial for Peace and Justice   ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTGOMERY, ALA. — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and…

Read More

Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

April 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Bill Cosby, center, accompanied by Andrew Wyatt.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)   ASSOCIATED PRESS NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his…

Read More

Meek Mill released from prison

April 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Meek Mill  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)   associated press Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill rang a replica Liberty Bell at center court of the Philadelphia 76ers’ first-round clinching playoff game Tuesday less than two hours after being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign by his supporters…

Read More

Gary Shepherd’s “Buy Black” highlight of the week- Throw House

April 27, 2018

If you’ve never heard of axe throwing as a sport, you’re like me.  I was recently introduced to the Throw House, an axe throwing arena located at 1121 Ivy Hill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19150.  Owners Aaron Holmes, Alex Nicholson and Travis Washington have been lifelong friends and recently opened the facility.  They host private parties…

Read More

All about… PROJECT SONGBIRD!

April 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Project Songbird members Romona Riscoe Benson, Sharon Powell and Mellanie Lassiter   Project Songbird features the vocal talents of Romona Riscoe Benson, Sharon Powell and Mellanie Lassiter. It is the musical fusing of busy women who are, much like the Sankofa symbol, reclaiming their love of music by performing songs of meaning and…

Read More

Black women using their Power, Intelligence and Might

April 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  From left:  Emma Chappell, Rita Hill, and JoAnn Bell   By Thera Martin Every decade or so, we hear a particular year proclaimed as “The Year of the Woman.” It was declared when Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress in 1968. It was also declared after…

Read More

Their Moment To Shine

April 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Various Olympians with ACT-SO Chair Sean Parker (in back).  (Photo: Leona Dixon)   At Saturday’s ACT-SO Competition, Philadelphia’s students got the chance to show off their talents.   By Denise Clay From 10:30AM to 5PM Saturday, I got the chance to read some of the best writing from Philadelphia’s high school students as…

Read More

Philly Youth Academic Olympians showcase their talents for a worthy cause

April 27, 2018

2nd Annual NAACP ACT-SO Showcase of the Stars: Remembering Jerome Whyatt Mondesire   By Germaine Edwards, Ph.D. The Philadelphia sports teams aren’t the only champions in the City of Brotherly Love. Philly has champion academic Olympians — the NAACP ACT-SO youth. The NAACP Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is an academic competition for…

Read More

Recent News

Sun Report

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

August 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris,...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of August 16

August 14, 2020

All Signs: Good news! This week is more mellow than last week. The Moon will move through...

Stateside

Wolf ed head takes new job as schools grapple with reopening

August 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Dec. 20, 2016 file photo, Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera speaks during a...

Color Of Money

Ease budget burdens by switching cellphone carriers — here’s how

August 14, 2020

BPT Access to cellular service during the COVID-19 pandemic has become more essential than ever, whether for...

Seniors

Yogic breathing techniques support respiratory health

August 14, 2020

BPT Because it happens automatically, you probably don’t put much thought into your breathing. However, the COVID-19...

Go With The-Flo

Angela Simmons is dating former IBF and WBA middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs

August 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Angela Simmons (Photo: lev radin / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony OWN: Oprah Winfrey Networks announced...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff