7:17 AM / Tuesday April 13, 2021


Obama family matriarch has died in a Kenyan hospital at 99

April 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sarah Obama, step-grandmother of President Barack Obama, speaks to the media about her reaction to Obama’s re-election in the U.S. presidential election, in the garden of her house in the village of Kogelo, western Kenya, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) By Tom Odula ASSOCIATED PRESS  NAIROBI, Kenya — Sarah Obama, the…

Read More

Zimbabwe’s women battle gender discrimination amid pandemic

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Molly Manatse a female truck driver is seen on the road in Harare, in this Saturday, March, 6, 2021 photo. There are very few female truck drivers in Zimbabwe, but Manatse doesn’t like to be singled out for her gender. From driving trucks and fixing cars to encouraging girls living with disability to…

Read More

Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed

March 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Students who were abducted by gunmen from the Government Girls Secondary School, in Jangebe, last week are seen after their release meeting with the state Governor Bello Matawalle, in Gusau, northern Nigeria, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle announced that 279 girls who were abducted last week from a boarding…

Read More

Queen Charlotte, first Black Queen of Britain

March 5, 2021

Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, is the first Black queen of the British Royal family. Queen Charlotte is the 2nd longest-reigning monarch of Britain that reigned for 57 years. She is the great grandmother of Britain’s present-day monarch, Queen Elizabeth. Queen Charlotte gave birth to 15 children, two of which became kings of England–George IV and William…

Read More

Congressional Black Caucus 1971-2021

February 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Congressional Black Caucus founding members Fifty years of service to the nation CBC.HOUSE.GOV During the late 1960s, Rep. Charles Diggs (D-Mich.) created the Democracy Select Committee (DSC) in an effort to bring Black members of Congress together. Diggs noticed that he and other African American members of Congress often felt isolated because there…

Read More

The slave that packed himself in a box and mailed himself to freedom

February 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Henry Box Brown, slave who mailed himself to freedom. BLACKHISTORY.COM Henry “Box” Brown was born in 1815 as a slave in Louisa County, Virginia. Later, he and his family were sold to a plantation in North Carolina. In 1849, he became a free man by putting himself in a box and mailing himself…

Read More

Black kings (and queens) ruled parts of Europe for almost 700 years

February 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Moors who were Black kings and queens History confirms that the Moors ruled in Europe — primarily Spain and Portugal — for almost 700 years. They were known for their influence in European culture, but not many people know that the Moors were actually Europeans of African descent. Moors were usually depicted…

Read More

Meet the Black woman who created VOIP — the technology behind Skype, Zoom and more

February 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Marian Croak, African American woman who created VOIP Most people have no idea that Marian Croak, an African American woman, is credited with initiating and furthering the development of VOIP, also known as Voice Over Internet Protocol. Her groundbreaking technology allows people to efficiently communicate through audio and/or video while using the…

Read More

Recent News

Color Of Money

The Business Corner: Nbeauty hair salon continues to grow during the pandemic

April 9, 2021

By Teresa Lundy For this edition of The Business Corner, I interviewed Naeemah Johnson, owner of Nbeauty...

Go With The-Flo

Tsebiyah Derry is slaying music streaming platforms with her new love ballad, “Coastline”

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Tsebiyah Derry By Florence Anthony According to reports, fans of DMX’s rallied Easter Sunday outside...


Be a stroke hero – how to identify the signs of stroke and why you should act fast

April 9, 2021

BPT The sudden onset of stroke symptoms can happen to anyone at any time, making education about...


Details from more than 500 million Facebook users found available on a website for hackers

April 4, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on...


Alawfultruth: The caste system within

April 9, 2021

In the United States, Black and brown people are usually placed into the lowest caste, which often...


SUNscopes for the week of April 11, 2021

April 9, 2021

All Signs: This week the Sun and Mercury are dancing with lucky moneybags Jupiter, which is a...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff