4:00 AM / Tuesday September 27, 2022


SUNrise: cj speaks… Parenting Is Tough Work!

September 16, 2022

Being a parent is an experience unlike anything anyone could ever imagine. There are the discomforts surrounding all of parenting’s uncertainty, anger, and disappointment, as well as happiness, memories, and the give and the take – and more take and more take.  At times, there is talking back and other “slaps” that you receive, as…

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New congressional maps dilute Black power, critics say

September 9, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Press Robinson poses for a photo at his home in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. When he registered to vote in 1963 he was handed a copy of the U.S. Constitution, told to read it aloud and interpret it. Robinson and activists say that Black voter voices and access to fair…

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Remembering Patrick Gillespie

September 1, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Patrick Gillespie  (Photo courtesy: Patricia Harris/M3M) By A. Bruce Crawley I just lost a very good friend…and Philadelphia has just lost a champion. Patrick Gillespie, who passed on August 29, was, of course, the iconic business manager of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades. He was a very strong, and outspoken supporter of…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Hold on, a change is coming!

September 1, 2022

As the summer slowly transitions into autumn, school has begun for the children, teachers, administrators, and other support personnel in Philadelphia’s public school system.   There is much to consider as you prepare for these changes — changes of seasons, and of daily routines, like getting your children up and ready for school each morning….

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Incremental progress vs transformative outcomes

August 12, 2022

By George Burrell    “What would America be, if we loved Black people, as much as we love Black culture?” — Amandla Stenberg  In “Song of Solomon”, author Toni Morrison distinguishes American and African concepts of change. Africans throw out the old and start again, i.e. apartheid. Americans change leaders who make the same decisions,…

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The friendly skies?

August 11, 2022

If you find yourself traveling in the world After the COVID lockdown, you’re going to need preparation, patience, and some wiggle room. ABOVE PHOTO: Travelers queue up move through the north security checkpoint in the main terminal of Denver International Airport, Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Denver. Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock…

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It’s our time

August 11, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Jim Obergefell, center, the man behind the landmark Supreme Court gay marriage ruling, looks to Malcolm Lazin, right, with the Equality Forum, after they laid down a wreath at the Gay Pioneers historical marker across from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Philadelphia. Some 40 activists picketed…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… Beautifying Philly

August 5, 2022

As I walk through the streets of Philadelphia, I see the disparities, gentrification and changes that occur daily.  There are times when I wonder what it would take to change the negative in our city into something positive. The question is:  How can I help beautify Philly?  I suggest you look in the mirror every…

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