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10:25 PM / Wednesday September 30, 2020

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“It’s About Life”: Community Give Back event held at Philadelphia Masjid

August 28, 2020

By Afea Tucker This week’s SUN Spotlight is all about life.  To kick off National Minority Donor Awareness Month and the Gift of Life Donor Program, United Muslim Masjid and Muslims Serve distributed 300 meals to community members in need during its “It’s About Life”: Community Give Back event at the Philadelphia Masjid. “This year’s…

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Alawfultruth: A Most Unusual Back to School Period (Part One)

August 28, 2020

It seems as if nothing about the year 2020 aims to be ordinary, as life continues to shift and turn for everyone in the United States and around the world. In February, schools began shutting down because of a pandemic caused by a new  virus called COVID-19.   At the time, parents were told protocols…

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Guest Commentary: Set Our Youth Free

August 28, 2020

By Kayla Taylor Dear parents and caretakers: Parents dealing with poverty, parents facing fears of systematic racism, parents with Black children that go to white schools, and parents who are abusive to their children knowingly and unknowingly, this is for you! Change is good! It might be about time to reinvent the process of learning…

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The Black Blues

August 21, 2020

By Kayla Taylor  Dear those that say, “All Lives Matter in response to Black Lives Matter” : I forgive you. Simply because you may not know what it feels like to be continually subjected to  injustice, inequality, or racism. The lack of understanding on what Black Lives Matter actually stands for in today’s society is…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… Avalanche

August 21, 2020

What is an avalanche? It is defined as follows: 1. An avalanche (also called a snowslide) is an event that occurs when a cohesive slab of snow lying upon a weaker layer of snow fractures and slides down a steep slope.   2. An avalanche is a sudden arrival or occurrence of something in overwhelming…

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Divine Muva Diva: White mom needs help with her Black baby’s hair

August 21, 2020

Good morning dear Muva, I have a white friend that has a Black daughter. Her daughter is under five-years-old and the mother has not learned how to do her hair yet, nor has she asked any of her Black friends for suggestions. Is it appropriate to initiate the topic? If so, how? I’m concerned, because…

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A Millennial Voice: A Danaé voice

August 20, 2020

For the past year, the bulk of my articles have primarily focused on the human experience, viewed through the lens of many individuals with a wide array of opinions and different life experiences. Some stories I knew, most I didn’t, but what all of those articles have in common is that my love for conversation…

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The Cultural Coach: Ethnic groups’ names keep evolving, so keep up

August 14, 2020

By Linda S. Wallace Dear Cultural Coach:  When my colleagues and I are chatting at work and a topic concerning race or ethnicity arises, I sometimes freeze up. I am not sure which ethnic names are trendy. Can you provide a little guidance?  Speechless Dear Speechless: The U.S. Census Bureau is one of the most…

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SUN Spotlight — Rasheed Wallace

August 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rasheed Wallace (Photo/Afea Tucker) By Afea Tucker Philadelphia native and former NBA star Rasheed Wallace has launched a grassroots movement to assist in improving the socioeconomic and health conditions of African Americans who live in urban areas.  “Our whole mission is to try to bring brothers and sisters together, across the globe,” Wallace,…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… WHAT TIME IS IT?

August 7, 2020

Blossoming and flowing into the world that for all your life you have been told about, for all your life you had been sheltered from. WHAT TIME IS IT? Seeing the opportunities and hearing the cries of my people who cannot get a decent pay and benefit packaged JOB! WHAT TIME IS IT? Sistahs and…

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