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Obituary: Businessman, d’Zert Club co-founder and community activist Ali Salahuddin dies

July 30, 2021

Longtime Philadelphia resident, businessman and community activist Ali Salahuddin died last Thursday, July 22, 2021. Salahuddin, with wife Helen Salahuddin co-founded the d’Zert Club and the African Genesis Institute, an organization dedicated to teaching African American youth their true history and culture. He was 74.  A world traveler, Salahuddin also established many other business ventures…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… Church

July 16, 2021

As I recently walked the mall on a rainy Sunday morning, I thought back to the days when we were getting up, getting ourselves ready, and getting it together to get to that house of worship; the place where GOD adjures us to come receive the Word, to fellowship with sistahs and brothahs in JESUS,…

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In-depth survey assesses religious life of Black Americans

June 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Paul Bronson prays during a Black Lives Matter prayer vigil at First Baptist Church, a predominantly African-American congregation, in Macon, Ga. According to a Pew study released on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, Black Americans attend church more regularly than Americans overall, and pray more often. Most of them attend churches that are predominantly…

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Juneteenth: A welcomed and reflective holiday in America

June 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Juneteenth celebration in Philadelphia. (Photos by Bill Z. Foster) By Jim Brown The recent national recognition of Juneteenth has been long awaited and overdue. President Joe Biden signed the holiday into law on June 17, making it the second federal holiday honoring African American contributions and history. The first was the official birthday…

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Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pastor Fred Luter Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Convention, speaks in Houston. The Southern Baptist Convention will chose a new president from among at least three candidates on Tuesday at their convention in Baltimore in June 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Levey, File) By Travis Loller and Peter Smith ASSOCIATED PRESS  NASHVILLE, Tenn. …

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Section of highway named for civil rights pioneer Clyde Kennard

June 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Willie Grant, brother-in-law of Clyde Kennard, stands in front of the new marker outside of Kenard-Washington Hall at Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Kennard tried to become the first black student at Southern Miss in the 1950s. (Susan Broadbridge/Hattiesburg American via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS HATTIESBURG, Miss. — A…

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Area churches set to offer COVID-19 vaccinations

May 14, 2021

By Thera Martin                                               The COVID-19 vaccination effort is still ongoing across the United States. However, reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicate that people seeking the shots have slowed down…

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Happy Mother’s Day to two great women

May 7, 2021

By Napoleon F. Kingcade Mother’s Day is a special day that gives honor and respect to mothers in several countries around the world in addition to the United States. It is a great opportunity to show mothers how much we care. In this world, you have only one mother to love and cherish.  There are…

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Make Reading Part of Your Mother’s Day Celebration

April 30, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES Many childhood memories include sitting on mom’s lap and reading stories together. This year, you can show your mother how much those memories mean to you by giving her a Mother’s Day gift that harkens back to those special moments spent together. Whether your mom devotes time each week to read the latest…

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