Image

7:25 AM / Friday January 22, 2021

Local

Bullock announces historical and cultural grants

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: State Rep. Donna Bullock  (Photo/ Pa.House) Two historical institutions in the 195th legislative district have been awarded cultural and historical support grants totaling more than $45,000, according to State Rep. Donna Bullock (D- 195th Dist.). Eastern State Penitentiary Historical Site was awarded $40,000 and Girard College Foundation was awarded $5,178. The money is…

Read More

Temple settles federal claims of falsified data submissions

December 11, 2020

Temple University will pay the U.S. Department of Education $700,000 to settle claims regarding years of falsified data submitted to U.S. News & World Report. The department announced the settlement last Friday, noting that Temple did not admit any wrongdoing or liability. The matter involves false reporting about the school’s online MBA program at the…

Read More

Philadelphia hunger group loses nearly $1M in cyberattack

December 11, 2020

The Philadelphia region’s largest hunger-relief group has lost nearly $1 million in a cyberattack. Thieves infiltrated the group’s computer systems in the spring through a phishing scam, Philabundance chief executive Loree Jones told The Philadelphia Inquirer. Jones said they managed to block legitimate emails and used a spoofing email to mimic an invoice for $923,533…

Read More

Comcast, NBCUniversal and American Movie Classics delivered Christmas cheer to Boys & Girls Club Nicetown location

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: NBC Today Show segment production at the Shane Victorino Nicetown Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Philadelphia, Friday Dec. 4, 2020. (Comcast photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek) Students who attend Boys and Girls Club Access Center were surprised with presents, afternoon holiday celebration More than 70 students who have been receiving virtual school instruction at the…

Read More

Cephas joins Brown, Jones, and nonprofits to distribute over 500 food boxes and other COVID-19 resources to local neighbors

December 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Cephas teamed up with state Rep.-elect Amen Brown and Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr., along with the nonprofit groups, Pull Up Neighbor, the Players Alliance and Philabundance this past Friday at the Parkside Shopping Center to give away more than 500 food boxes as well as free personal protective equipment, including masks and hand…

Read More

Construction schedule updated for Lincoln Drive restoration project

December 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Carlton Williams (insert) Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams has announced an update to the work schedule for the Lincoln Drive Restoration Project. There will be overnight southbound (inbound) lane closures along Lincoln Drive between Wissahickon and Ridge Avenues from 9 to 5 to allow for guide rail installation.  The overnight closure began Monday, November…

Read More

The role Black leaders from small churches played in supporting the Biden-Harris ticket

December 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Dr. Wayne WeatherS, pastor, Vision of Hope Baptist Church in Jenkintown, and deputy coalitions director for faith engagement for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Biden-Harris campaign. By Thera Martin  With the November 3, 2020 presidential election now behind us, and a declared winner working fastidiously towards a smooth transition of leadership…

Read More

Lincoln University (AALU) Philadelphia chapter, “Keep Them Warm” Winter Coat Drive donates over 100 coats

December 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Pictured above (front row): Alisa Davis (‘14), chapter president; Robin Torrence (‘89), chapter member and community school coordinator; George C. McGriff (‘86), chapter first vice-president and committee chair. (second row): Courtney Sabb (’13); Wanda Sabb (’86), chapter member; Chris Holland (‘87), chapter chaplain; Edwina Coverson Barnes (‘89), chapter 2nd vice-president; Audrey Fields (‘92),…

Read More

Recent News

Sports

Black In Green

January 21, 2021

If the Philadelphia Eagles decide to go with a Black coach this time around, here are some...

Stateside

Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Rachel Levine  (Photo/WH) By Will Weissert ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — President Biden has tapped...

Entertainment

Norah O’Donnell: ‘Journalism is more important than ever’

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: CBS shows Norah O’Donnell, host of the new “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell.” (Michele...

Color Of Money

New world, new business: 5 ways small businesses are adapting to COVID

January 21, 2021

BPT COVID-19 has irrevocably altered the way that we do business. Some small businesses have floundered, while...

Go With The-Flo

Sherri Shepherd recently kicked off her second A-list partnership with HealthyWage

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sherri Shepherd (Photo: Joe Seer / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Quarantine Vacation Alert! Another week,...

Politics

Vice President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff