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Oct. 27, 6 pm: Rep. Joanna McClinton holding emergency Cobbs Creek community meeting in response to Walter Wallace Jr. murder by police

October 27, 2020

In wake of the murder of Walter Wallace, Jr. at the hands Philadelphia Police officers, Rep. Joanna McClinton will be holding an emergency meeting at the Church of Christian Compassion located at 6121 Cedar Avenue at 6p.m. in Philadelphia. Covid safety protocol procedures will be followed. The purpose of the meeting is to provide Cobbs…

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Wolf offers $20 million relief plan for bars and restaurants

October 24, 2020

Photo: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf/Flickr Governor Tom Wolf By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Pennsylvania plans to offer $20 million in relief to the state’s beleaguered hospitality industry, the governor announced Thursday, an amount trade groups called woefully inadequate for helping bars and restaurants survive the pandemic. The state intends to waive liquor license fees in…

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Another Black owned newspaper publisher in Philadelphia makes transition

October 23, 2020

By Thera Martin Scoop USA Media  (reprinted with permission) I want to say, “Say it ain’t so.” Dynamic, wonderful, kind, very proud Afrocentric Black man, Earl Harvey, publisher of Black Professional News is not dead. I didn’t want to believe it when our publisher Sherri Darden informed the staff of the SCOOP USA Media newspaper…

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Philadelphia Community Stakeholders Learning Pods and Parent Resource Center opens

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: PCS grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony attendees (from far left to right) included: Pastor Damone Jones, Ann Colley, Anthony Fullard, Dr. Cassandra Jones, John Barber, Tiffany Wilson and Kate Morrow. Ad (Photo courtesy f PCS) The Philadelphia Community Stakeholders (PCS) hosted an official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on October 20…

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All 17 of Philadelphia’s satellite election offices now open

October 23, 2020

Five of the offices will be drop-off locations only. On Monday, October 19, all seventeen of the satellite election offices opened; however, the five newest additions will serve simply as drop-off locations, where voters may submit their own voted ballots. Any voters can utilize any of the satellite election offices throughout the city. Each office…

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Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounce the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when…

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Nice Guys Finish First

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker talks with gathered voters at the South Restaurant in North Philadelphia. Booker was in town on Sunday as part of a get out the vote effort for former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. (Photo/Denise Clay) New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker joined a group of Pennsylvania politicos in…

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Tailgating For Votes

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Barack Obama (Photo: Denise Clay) Former President Barack Obama came to Citizens Bank Park on Thursday to do some tailgating for his former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris. By Denise Clay Due the coronavirus pandemic, the parking lot at Citizens Bank Park, usually the site for tailgate…

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SUN Spotlight: Nykidra “Nyki” Robinson

October 23, 2020

By Afea Tucker This week we’re  spotlighting  Nykidra “Nyki” Robinson, CEO and Founder of Black Girls Vote and the woman behind, Party at the Mailbox. Party at the Mailbox is a celebration of democracy in a box and a booming movement trending in major cities like Baltimore, Detroit, and our very own city of brotherly…

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