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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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NAACP Philly Act-So Success Stories

April 5, 2021

Michael Woodard NAACP Philly ACT-SO Local Gold Medalist and participant of the National NAACP ACT-SO 2016 Top five finalist – 2018 Season of American Idol Woodard was a part of the “American Idol” Final Five Tour which traveled all over the country, including a stop in Philly. Woodard will be debuting in an upcoming Netflix…

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Featuring fabulous women firsts! ‘Star Trek’ makes history with first ever Black female director: Hanelle Culpepper

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Hanelle Culpepper (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/Shutterstock) blacknews.com “Star Trek” has always had a diverse cast, from George Takei, who is Japanese, to Nichelle Nichols, who is African-American. And now, the popular TV series has Hanelle Culpepper, its first Black female director in the franchise’s history of more than 50 years. Culpepper is a…

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Featuring fabulous women firsts! Fabiana Pierre-Louis, the first Black woman to sit on the New Jersey Supreme Court

March 18, 2021

blacknews.com In June 2020, 39-year old Fabiana Pierre-Louis succeeded Walter Timpone to become the first Black woman to sit on New Jersey’s Supreme Court, the state’s highest court. She carries the legacy of John Wallace, who became the first Black male judge on the state supreme court in 2003. Pierre-Louis, who is Haitian-American, previously worked…

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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...

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In Tigray, food is often a weapon of war as famine looms

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Abeba Gebru, 37, from the village of Getskimilesley, sits with her malnourished daughter, Tigsti Mahderekal,...

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“The Jeffersons” and “227” actress Marla Gibbs celebrated her 90th birthday

June 18, 2021

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Wolf Administration outlines guidance for children not yet eligible for vaccine and their families

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Please Touch museum in Philadelphia (Photo: pleasetouchmuseum.org) Philadelphia— Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary...

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A luscious lime smoothie for hot Summer days

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