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Coronavirus

Risks complicate reopenings as WHO warns 1st wave not over

May 29, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this image provided by the New York Stock Exchange, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, applauds as he rings the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange with with New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham, right, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in New York. The NYSE allowed a limited number…

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Gov. Wolf issues updated “green phase” order; guidance on dining and professional sports for counties in yellow phase

May 27, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday issued an order to elaborate on the reopening process for green phase counties and guidance on outdoor dining in yellow counties, dining in green counties, and professional sports in yellow counties. Green Phase Updated OrderThe governor elaborated on green phase guidelines announced on May 22 by issuing an updated order…

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VA says it won’t stop use of unproven drug on vets for now

May 22, 2020

By Hope Yen ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — Facing growing criticism, the Department of Veterans Affairs said last Friday that it will not halt use of an unproven malaria drug on veterans with COVID-19 but that fewer of its patients are now taking it. In responses provided to Congress and obtained by The Associated Press, the…

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Philadelphia Department of Prisons Announces Testing of All Incarcerated Individuals

May 20, 2020

City of Philadelphia–As part of the Philadelphia Department of Health’s (PDPH) expanded testing criteria for congregate settings, the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP) announced that it will begin testing all incarcerated individuals for COVID-19 coronavirus. The process will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, and is expected to take up to two weeks to test…

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City and Independence Blue Cross launch #MindPHL Together campaign to connect public to mental health resources

May 15, 2020

Campaign aims to reduce stigma, encourage Philadelphians to seek help Mayor Jim Kenney recently announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign which builds on national Mental Health Awareness Month. The #mindPHL Together campaign, sponsored by the City of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross, aims to: •  Bring an improved community understanding of mental…

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Finding peace in the pandemic

May 15, 2020

By Laura Vega, DSW, LCSW In these times of intense stress, it is most difficult to find our peace and balance. We are experiencing unprecedented times with daily increases in the number of COVID-19 positive cases and the number of deaths. Color-coded tracking maps magnify the power of the virus’ transmission across our counties, states,…

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City of Philadelphia launches COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

May 13, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program: The City of Philadelphia launched an emergency rental assistance program today that is expected to keep at least 3,000 families in their homes. The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program will make rent payments for people who have lost income because of COVID-19. “Unprecedented job losses have placed financial pressure on…

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Risks complicate reopenings as WHO warns 1st wave not over

May 29, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this image provided by the New York Stock Exchange, New York State Gov. Andrew...

Diaspora

In a recent inter-continental video conference, Ghanaian and U.S. leaders are named to the board of The Collaboration for IT and Communications Excellence

May 29, 2020

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ABOVE PHOTO: Meghan The Stallion (Photo: lev radin / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Word on the curb...

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11-year-old girl says racism behind white woman’s assault

May 29, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This photo provided by Attorney Justin T. Bamberg shows Skhylur Davis. A white woman is...

Sun Report

The Very First Memorial Day

May 29, 2020

The tradition of Memorial Day began on May 1, 1865, in Charleston, South Carolina. In the midst...

Sports

Malcolm Jenkins to deliver commencement address for School District of Philadelphia’s virtual graduation ceremony

May 29, 2020

The two-time Super Bowl champion will share words of wisdom during special event designed to celebrate the...

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