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Remembering the legacy of a civil rights pioneer

March 25, 2012

One hundred years ago last Saturday (March 17), an unsung hero of the civil rights movement was born. Bayard Rustin’s contributions to the world far outweighed his credits – and his 100th birthday is an opportunity to appreciate how his lifelong fights for equality live on today.

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As violence reigns, some flee northern Nigeria

March 25, 2012

Gathered for discussions about a funeral, a town hall meeting held in northern Nigeria by members of a Christian ethnic group turned into a bloodbath as members of a radical Islamist sect opened fire with assault rifles.

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Anti-Kony video campaign draws criticism in Uganda

March 17, 2012

The wildly successful viral video campaign to raise global awareness of a brutal Central Africa rebel leader is attracting criticism from Ugandans, some who said Friday that the 30-minute video misrepresents the complicated history of Africa’s longest-running conflict.

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Activists: Civilians ‘massacred’ in central Syria

March 17, 2012

Syrian activists said Monday that pro-government gunmen killed at least 16 people — including children — in a rebel stronghold recaptured by the government in the embattled city of Homs, fueling concerns the government is carrying out reprisals in territory it has captured.

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Rep. of Congo: 236 dead after arms depot blasts

March 12, 2012

Morticians stacked bodies two to a tray at Brazzaville’s main morgue Tuesday as the death toll rose to at least 236 from a conflagration at an armory that catapulted shells, rockets and other munitions into a densely populated area of the capital of the Republic of Congo.

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Pakistan lauds Oscar-winning filmmaker of “Saving Face”

March 5, 2012

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won the prize for the documentary “Saving Face,” which chronicles a London-based plastic surgeon who travels to Pakistan to treat women who have had acid thrown on them. The attacks are often carried out by angry husbands or spurned lovers.

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First black joins Sons of American Revolution

February 27, 2012

A chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in North Carolina is inducting its first black member, a firefighter who only recently learned his ancestor was freed from slavery after fighting for American independence.

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January 23, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine Terry Crews truly embodies the word multi-hyphenate, having been incredibly successful in various aspects...

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January 23, 2020

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Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Jan. 26

January 23, 2020

All Signs: This week, the Sun and Mercury are in Aquarius; Venus joins Neptune in Pisces, Mars...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff