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Hustling backward…

July 6, 2023

…or, why the recent pronouncements from the Supreme Court should have all of us asking Hillary Clinton for the Powerball numbers. ABOVE PHOTO: Defending democracy on the heels of the Supreme Court rolling back affirmative action and LGBTQ rights, fed-up activists and advocates take part in a We The People March at Black Lives Matter…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… Considering the significance of recent celebrations

June 23, 2023

Philadelphia has observed several important  holidays over the past couple of weekends.  Our celebrations began with Odunde and Father’s Day, and concluded with Juneteenth, our newest national holiday. No matter how we choose to mark these occasions, we should be mindful of their hidden messages, lessons to be learned, and the many blessings God has…

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The enduring legacy of Medgar Evers: A beacon of hope for justice

June 16, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Civil rights demonstrator clings to pole outside main entrance to the New York World’s Fair shouting in New York on April 22, 1964 as other demonstrators below join hands in a circle. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis) By Commissioner Omar Sabir  By Commissioner Omar Sabir  There are countless heroes who have fought valiantly throughout our…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Integrity

June 9, 2023

Integrity is defined as: 1. firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values [incorruptibility]; 2. an unimpaired condition [soundness]; and 3. the quality or state of being complete or undivided [completeness]. Where do you stand or sit in your integrity when it comes to those around you?  Do you make and keep…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  The desires of your heart

May 25, 2023

Have you ever wanted something so much, and so badly that you did whatever it took to obtain it — that desire of your heart?  Do you remember how much work you put into getting to that point?  The desires of our hearts can turn out to be a pathway to freedom, happiness, contentment, and…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… The cleanup that’s needed in Philly

May 12, 2023

Leaving my high-priced apartment, I prepare to take my morning walk through Uptown in East Mt. Airy’s neighborhood. As I pass the complex where the management, in my opinion, is supposed to help keep clean, I see trash all around.  And yes, as renting tenants, it is also our responsibility to help pick up trash…

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SUNrise: Black Protestant church still vital despite attendance drop

May 5, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: CONGREGANTS SIT IN LARGELY EMPTY PEWS DURING SERVICE AT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH in Columbia, S.C., on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Zion’s shrinking attendance is in line with a recent Pew Research Center survey, which found that the number of Black Protestants who say they attend services monthly has fallen from 61% in 2019…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Life is fluid

April 28, 2023

Life is fluid with so many changes, spins, and turns.  One day you see life with not a care in the world, then you turn around and in the blink of an eye, and your negative thoughts have just taken over.  You become lost and confused and start to believe that you are not good…

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Philadelphia’s ‘neighborhood’ prepares to choose its next mayor

April 27, 2023

By George Burrell ABOVE GRAPHIC: Photo by MansfieldMedia.co/Shutterstock In Philadelphia, 25% of the Black population lives in the ‘neighborhood’, poor and homeless with unfulfilled promises from Blacks and whites alike. Children are born into embarrassment and hopelessness, attend underperforming schools, and are introduced to drugs and gang leaders who become role models.  The ‘neighborhood’ makes…

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