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Diaspora

Muslim hajj pilgrims perform devil stoning ritual

November 21, 2010

Pilgrims performing the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia cast pebbles at three stone walls representing Satan in a symbolic rejection of temptation, as Muslims around the world celebrated Islam’s biggest holiday, the festival of sacrifice.

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Legendary novelist Toni Morrison awarded the Legion of Honor in France

November 14, 2010

Toni Morrison is “beloved” in France, the country’s culture minister said Wednesday, as he inducted the celebrated U.S. novelist into the elite Legion of Honor society. In a ceremony in a gilded hall in the ministry, Frederic Mitterrand pinned a red and gold medal onto the celebrated author’s jacket…

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Schomburg Center getting Maya Angelou’s papers

October 31, 2010

More than 300 boxes of Maya Angelou’s personal papers, including letters from Malcolm X and James Baldwin and several scribbled revisions of the poem she wrote to celebrate President Bill Clinton’s inauguration, will be made public at a New York library, the author said.

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New book on Mandela offers a personal portrait

October 17, 2010

“Conversations” was compiled with the 92-year-old former South African president’s blessing by a team of archivists, editors and collaborators who worked from decades of notes, letters, recorded conversations and other material.

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George Clooney in Southern Sudan over war worries

October 11, 2010

American actor George Clooney is visiting the little known region of Southern Sudan. The U.N. Security Council arrived to a raucous welcome on Wednesday, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also made a recent trip here.

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Haiti still waiting for pledged U.S. aid

October 1, 2010

Nearly nine months after the earthquake, more than a million Haitians still live on the streets between piles of rubble. One reason: Not a cent of the $1.15 billion the U.S. promised for rebuilding has arrived.

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Entertainment

Emmy winners highlight push for social justice

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Stateside

NAACP issues statement on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson  (Photo/naacp.org) The NAACP family is devastated by the passing...

Sports

Deion Sanders set to become Jackson State’s football coach

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Deion Sanders  (Photo: DFree / Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS  JACKSON, Miss.— Hall of Fame cornerback Deion...

Seniors

Know the facts about pulmonary fibrosis

September 17, 2020

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Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of September 27

September 25, 2020

All Signs: It’s been tough with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn at odds with Mars. This week...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff