Image

7:53 PM / Tuesday September 21, 2021

Oasis

Southern Baptist Convention votes to expel churches accused of racial discrimination and mishandling sexual abuse

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: J.D. Greear (Photo: Bill Bangham / Southern Baptist Convention) Nearly 9,000 Southern Baptist messengers attending the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting overwhelmingly voted to expel churches accused of racial discrimination and mishandling cases of sexual abuse.  At the conclusion of the largest Protestant denomination’s annual meeting, held June 11-12 in Birmingham, Alabama, messengers…

Read More

First Black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: This undated photo Courtesy of the Diocese of Springfield in Springfield, Ill., shows Quincy’s Father Augustine Tolton. Pope Francis has positioned for sainthood a former slave and the first known Black priest in America. On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the pontiff declared the Rev. Augustine Tolton of Quincy “venerable.” The Diocese of Springfield…

Read More

Rep. Johnson-Harrell to hold first Wear Orange event June 7

June 7, 2019

Rally aims to raise awareness about gun violence in Philadelphia HARRISBURG — State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, (D-190th Dist.) announced she will host a Wear Orange Rally Against Gun Violence from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 on the north side of City Hall. Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Attorney General Josh Shapiro are expected to…

Read More

Obituary: Hope Councill McFadden

May 31, 2019

Funeral services for Hope Councill McFadden were held May 9, 2019 at Zion Baptist Church, 3600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.  She was called home to be with her Lord and Savior early Thursday morning of May 2, 2019.   Hope was born on September 22, 1951 to the late Issac P. Councill, Jr….

Read More

Mother Bethel AME Mass Choir presents spring concert “Musical Moments”

May 17, 2019

All are welcome to share in what promises to be a spirit-filled, harmonic journey.   The Mother Bethel AME Mass Choir, under the direction of Jonas Crenshaw, Jr., will present its Spring Concert entitled “Musical Moments” on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 6:00 pm, at Mother Bethel AME Church, located at 419 South 6th Street in…

Read More

Recent News

Oasis

Pastor Robert P. Shine Sr. observes 50th anniversary of preaching and the 35th anniversary of Berachah Baptist Church

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pastor Robert P. Shine, Sr., of Berachah Baptist Church West Oak Lane Pastor Robert P....

Week In Review

Lawsuit: Farm hired white immigrants over Black US laborers

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Richard Strong, 50, left, his brother Gregory Strong, 48, center and Stacy Griffin, 42, right,...

Stateside

GOP lawmakers vote for subpoena seeking voter information

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: State Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia speaks during a Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee hearing at the...

Politics

Evans, Williams introduce $1 billion Environmental Justice Tax Credit

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (Photo/house.gov) and U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams (Photo/house.gov) WASHINGTON — In advance...

Seniors

September is Pain Awareness Month: Upgrade your morning routine to ease arthritis joint pain

September 20, 2021

BPT The sun rises, you flutter your eyes open and take a deep breath. It’s time to...

Sports

The Spoilers

September 21, 2021

While the Baltimore Orioles have managed to lose 102 games this year, their 48th win came at...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff