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Emma Chappell, founder and CEO of United Bank of Philadelphia, dies

March 18, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Emma C. Chappell and leadership of the Black Women’s Leadership Council announces the passing of Emma C. Chappell on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  As founder and CEO of United Bank of Philadelphia, Emma was a visionary.  The first African American woman to establish a commercial bank…

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“A humbling proposition”

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Nicole Phillips (Photo Courtesy of Nicole Phillips) Should she become only the second African American woman to sit on the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Nicole Phillips hopes to serve as a guide to what’s possible. By Denise Clay-Murray Back in 2011, the Hon. Cheryl L. Austin made history by becoming the…

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Emma Chappell, founder of United Bank of Philadelphia, dies at 80

March 17, 2021

Photo: Historymakers.org A trailblazer in African American commerce, Emma Chappell, née Bayton, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 18, 1941. It was at age 16 that she first became interested in banking when her pastor and civil rights activist, Reverend Leon H. Sullivan, noted her mathematical abilities and encouraged her to pursue a career…

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PHS announces event details for 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show

March 12, 2021

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) outlined a full schedule of event details for its 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Habitat: Nature’s Masterpiece,” at its recent press conference held in FDR Park, the site of this year’s show.  The show has been re-imagined to allow for a new, safe experience in a historic Philadelphia park to embrace…

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Sheriff Rochelle Bilal announces virtual sheriff sales beginning April 6, 2021

March 11, 2021

Sheriff Rochelle Bilal and the Office of the Philadelphia Sheriff announce that Sheriff Sales will resume virtually on April 6, 2021.  Sheriff Rochelle Bilal and the Office of the Philadelphia Sheriff announce that Sheriff Sales will resume virtually on April 6, 2021.  Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements necessary to protect bidders and employees, it…

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The Other Side

March 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: R. Seth Williams (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Once upon a time, R. Seth Williams was one of the City of Philadelphia’s top law enforcement officers. Now, he’s trying to figure out life as a returning citizen. By Denise Clay The last time that many of us saw R. Seth Williams, it was in a…

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Some interesting facts about Harriet Tubman’s legacy

March 10, 2021

 Born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1820, Harriet Tubman is remembered for challenging stereotypes of race, gender and class. As a child, she learned Bible stories from her mother, finding inspiration in the Exodus narrative and rejecting the admonitions for slaves to obey their masters.  The path Harriet Tubman chose to…

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Students to return to Philadelphia Public Schools on rolling schedule beginning March 8

March 5, 2021

The City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia School District and union officials have announced that PreK through second-grade students will begin returning to school buildings for in-person learning on a rolling schedule beginning Monday, March 8.  Following a mediation process led by a City-appointed neutral third-part, the School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers…

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Making Progress

March 5, 2021

As her first year as the Philadelphia County Sheriff comes to a close, Rochelle Bilal is fixing the Sheriff’s office while simultaneously working in it. Editor’s note:  For Women’s History Month, the SUN will highlight women, like Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal, who made contributions to their communities and/or the nation as a whole. By Denise…

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PABJ announces partnership with CBS3

March 5, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (March 4, 2021) – The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and CBS3 Philadelphia have forged a new and unprecedented partnership following the recent allegations of racial discrimination from national corporate executives at the company. Throughout February, PABJ President Ernest Owens and PABJ Vice President of Broadcast Charlene Horne met with CBS3 President and General Manager…

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