6:32 PM / Friday December 1, 2023


Reflections of an NAACP voting volunteer and poll monitor

December 2, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Boiler Room poll monitors from Howard University on the job at the Philadelphia NAACP office.  (Photo courtesy of Phila. NAACP) By Samuel Rhymes On Election Day, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a poll monitor under the guidance and supervision of the Philadelphia NAACP branch.  This is a nonpartisan position whose goal…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Good Vibes 

November 24, 2022

Having experienced long periods of lockdown during the pandemic, now in its third year, we are grateful to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. It is unfortunate that during those lockdowns, many of us lost touch with bits and pieces of who we are. However, throughout the process, we gained a lot…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  A relationship is the giving of oneself

November 11, 2022

— a poem A relationship is the giving of oneself. Some ingredients are communicating, uplifting, loving, compromising, and sharing. No matter whom you are in a relationship with, mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, lover, friend, co-worker or your children, A relationship is the giving of oneself. In a relationship, we must understand that without…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Declutter your Life

October 14, 2022

Now that the season has changed, you are replacing your summer clothing items with those more suitable for cool autumn days. Those autumn days will soon turn to winter nights with possible snow for some of us.   It’s the perfect time to declutter your life; getting rid of those things that you no longer…

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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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