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Philadelphia Foundation announces inaugural Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees

July 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Foundation) The Philadelphia Foundation, in partnership with Points of Light and its local chamber partners, have announced The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia 2021 honorees. These 50 community-minded regional companies were determined by an independently administered and scored survey to be aligned with national standards for good corporate citizenship. The Civic…

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Philadelphia school board approves ‘sanctuary’ resolution

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Phila. School Board VP Leticia Egea Hinton (Photo/philasd.org) ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia school board unanimously voted Thursday to adopt a “welcoming sanctuary schools” policy, assuring immigrant students and families they will be safe from immigration authorities while at school or school activities, and promising more training for staff on how to…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Nile Swim Club debuts summer basketball programs and activities

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Nile Swim Club (Photo/www.nileswimclub.org) The Nile Swim Club, located in Yeadon, will debut its summer basketball program this month. They are launching a series of free programs for the youth, beginning with the Nile Basketball Clinic. A partnership with YEAA will bring a youth basketball league to the Nile, and the season will…

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The HEALING POSTERS™ initiative

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Community Healing 4 All, L-R: Gabriel Palmer, CH4All’s Youth Director, Councilman David Oh, Jeff Brown of ShopRite, SUN Publisher Catherine Hicks, Jamir Coker, CEO of Black Men in Fashion, Reverend Shine and commentator for the event Mannwell Glenn. By Gabriel Palmer, youth director, Community Healing Project 4 All Philadelphia has experienced yet another violent…

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What you need to know about the City’s plastic bag ban

July 2, 2021

Bria Spivey  Department of Commerce, Office of Sustainability, Office of the Mayor  The Single-use Plastic Bag Ban was originally passed by City Council in December 2019 and was implemented beginning July 1, 2021. To assist businesses through this transition, the City is providing a variety of resources, all of which are available on a new…

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An Unexpected Balance

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of POWER Interfaith and Councilmember Helen Gym (pictured front, third from left) pose for a group photo after being detained and released after protesting outside of Pa. state budget meetings last week in Harrisburg.  (Photo/Lilah Saber) Much to the chagrin of many, Pennsylvania’s 2022 fiscal year budget leaves $5 billion in American…

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The controversial Shaun King: Activist For Social Justice

June 25, 2021

SUN PUBLISHER NOTE: “Journalism is meant to inform the public, even when the person featured is a controversial figure. This story is strictly about King’s career as a journalist, author and activist and his recent visit to Philadelphia to support DA Larry Krasner’s re-election campaign.” ~SUN Publisher Catherine Hicks. By Moni Jones Controversial journalist, author…

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Derek Fisher and former VH1 “Basketball Wives” cast member Gloria Govan got married

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Derrick Fisher and Gloria Govan  (Photos: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Farewell to...

Politics

EXPLAINER: Why are Texas Democrats camped out in Washington?

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, dean of the Texas House of Representatives, speaks as Democratic...

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French president honors US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron, left, awards Reverend Jesse Jackson with the Legion d’Honneur (Officer of...

Stateside

Pennsylvania’s overdose deaths rose in 2020, US agency says

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A protester holds signs in support of a supervised injection sites in Philadelphia. On Tuesday,...

Health

NAACP’s ‘COVID. KNOW MORE’ research shows that African Americans must stay vigilant and informed

July 23, 2021

BALTIMORE  —  The numbers are indisputable: Over the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked deadly havoc...

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