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Obituary: Bennie Swans, 70, longtime Philadelphia anti-violence activist. (The SUN will have livestream of Sep. 25 service on our Facebook page at 10 a.m.)

September 25, 2020

9/25, 10 a.m .–View . The SUN will have livestream of Sep. 25 service live on our Facebook page beginning at 10 a.m. facebook.com/philadelphiasundaysun Bennie J. Swans Jr. was born to the late Bennie J. Swans, Sr. and Bernice Swans on November 26, 1949, in Buffalo, NY. His family relocated to Philadelphia, PA in 1958…

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Protestors shut down I95 marching for Breonna Taylor

September 24, 2020

Protesters shut down I-95 marching for Breonna Taylor on Thursday night. The anger was expressed after it was announced Wednesday that the police officers who murdered Breonna in her sleep would not face murder charges. Instead, a grand jury indicted former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for shots…

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Fired, pro-Black Lives Matter officer sues to get job back

September 24, 2020

By Claudia Lauer ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — A former Philadelphia police officer who was cleared of charges that he falsified records is suing to get his job back, saying officials were retaliating for his support of Black Lives Matter. Bryan Turner, who is Black, sued the city and the Philadelphia Police Department last week in…

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Keir Bradford-Grey, chief defender, the Defender Association of Philadelphia, on the passing of Justice Ginsburg

September 24, 2020

Keir Bradford-Grey, chief defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia  (Photo/www.phillydefenders.org) PHILADELPHIA — “The news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing has dealt a crushing emotional blow to those of us who practice law with the goal of advancing equal rights for every citizen,” Keir Bradford-Grey, chief defender, the Defender Association of Philadelphia, said in a statement….

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The Council of Southeast PA honors National Recovery Month

September 24, 2020

 ABOVE PHOTO: PRO-ACT volunteer Victor Scott (Photo/Council of Southeast PA)  The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania spent the month of September shining a spotlight on recovery through their local events during National Recovery Month. September is National Recovery Month. This year’s theme — “Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections,” — embraces the adversity experienced in 2020. When…

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PickupPHL Allows Residents to View Sanitation Collections Online

September 24, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Jim Kenney and the Streets Department announced today the launch of PickupPHL, a new public-facing, interactive tool designed to provide direct access to the City’s residential sanitation services. PickupPHL is an interactive web map that allows residents to view and track the status of daily trash and recycling collections. The new online platform launches on October 1,…

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Dr. Archima Major: Saving lives through our eyes (Part Two)

September 24, 2020

By Andrea Lawful Sanders  Crystal Allen is a gregarious 33-year-old, who literally could not see when she met Major. Before she turned 18, she had no eye problems whatsoever. She was working for an organization called City Year, when she began noticing that her vision was getting blurry. She attributed it to being in front of a computer…

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SUN Spotlight: Rashaad Lambert

September 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rasheed Lambert (Photo courtesy Rasheed Lambert) By Afea Tucker  This week, we’re spotlighting West Philadelphia native Rashaad Lambert. Lambert is the director of Culture and Community for Forbes, founder of “For(bes) The Culture,” and CEO of Sporty Marketing.  Recognized as one of Forbes “30 Under 30” nominees, Lambert is also a NAACP Image…

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