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A. Bruce Crawley named as commencement speaker at his alma mater Saint Joseph’s University graduation ceremony May 21

May 20, 2022

By Kharisma McIlwaine Philadelphia’s own A. Bruce Crawley has been a staple in his hometown community for decades. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing management and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Temple University.  As an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, Crawley’s work in…

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SUBURBAN NEWS:Delaware County celebrates May as Older Americans Month

May 20, 2022

Each May, Delaware County Council embraces the opportunity to celebrate National Older Americans Month and shine a spotlight on the contributions of older residents across the County. Nearly one in every five County residents is a senior. County Council recognizes the contributions of seniors to businesses, volunteer organizations, veterans’ groups, places of worship, schools, and…

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Up in the air

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans and Gov. Tom Wolf (far right) pose with other elected officials at Relish restaurant on Primary Election Day. (Photo by Solomon Williams) While the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor and lieutenant governor are set, the Republican senate primary is looking at a recount.  By Denise Clay-Murray On Tuesday,…

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A point of light

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Gary Shepherd,  President/CEO 3rd Floor Media LLC From Philadelphia’s Juneteenth Celebration to helping businesses learn how to make their voices heard in the urban marketplace, Gary Shepherd is using his experiences in radio to be a point of light for the City of Philadelphia. By Denise Clay-Murray On June 19, Malcolm X Park…

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Obituary: Saying farewell to a people man, and a family man

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Former Pa. State Rep. Harold James (Photo: Harold James Facebook)  By Thera Martin  A celebration of life was held for former Pa. State Rep. Harold James — who died on April 28 at the age of 79 —  on May 12 at Yesha Ministries Worship Center at 2301 Snyder Avenue, where Bishop James Darrell…

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City Council introduces legislation to address prisoner gerrymandering

May 20, 2022

Message from NAACP Philadelphia President Catherine Hicks: Today City Council introduced legislation to address the prisoner gerrymandering issue within Philadelphia. Incarcerated individuals are not counted in the number of their home residence, but the prison facility. As we know black and brown people are incarcerated at a disproportionate rate. This legislation would correctly allocate over…

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2022 midterms: What to watch as 5 states hold primaries

May 16, 2022

Photo: Mehmet Oz, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, meets with attendees during a visit to a car show in Carlisle, Pa., Saturday, May 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By MARC LEVY and GARY D. ROBERTSON’HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line…

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2022 Primary Election ‘At-a-Glance’ Voter Guide

May 13, 2022

There are a number of important state and federal offices at stake in this year*s primary election. Among these are the governor, lieutenant governor, one U.S. Senate seat and several U.S. Representative seats, as well as those of the full Pennsylvania House and at least half of the Pennsylvania Senate. Statewide Contests Governor Democratic Candidates…

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Commentary

OP-ED: The need for a change to Pennsylvania’s Compassionate Release Program 

May 20, 2022

By Barbara Chavous-Pennock In April, David Ohl of Spotlight PA wrote about the plight of the incarcerated...

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Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Jo Laurence, a Buddhist chaplain, poses for a photo on April 22, 2022 in...

Diaspora

Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the team assessing the sunken wreckage of the last U.S. slave ship, the...

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Fur Babies Rule! Discover the remarkable healing power of therapy cats

May 20, 2022

BPT You’re probably familiar with therapy dogs visiting hospitals, schools, senior centers, and nursing homes to help...

Go With The-Flo

Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation awarded $1 million in scholarships to 100 members of the graduating class of 2022 of HBCUs

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Travis Scott  (Photo: Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock) By Flo Anthony Mary J. Blige was presented...

Color Of Money

How to save on your internet or smartphone bill

May 20, 2022

BPT The pandemic proved the importance of connectivity – to your family, friends, work, school and doctor....

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff