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Jimmy Rollins reflects on decline of Black players in MLB

April 18, 2021

Jimmy Rollins (Photo by Webster Riddick) By ROB MAADDI PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Jimmy Rollins made his first All-Star team as a rookie with the Philadelphia Phillies 20 years ago, the percentage of Black players in the majors was 13. It’s down to 7.6% this year. As the Phillies celebrated Jackie Robinson Day along with the rest…

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Up and coming fighter from North Philadelphia overdue for a title

April 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Jaron “Boots” Ennis Jaron “Boots” Ennis is showing everyone that it’s time he got his shot.  By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN  In a welterweight division filled with guys who have held at least one of the myriad of its championship belts, stands a North Philadelphia native who feels that he…

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Deal… Or No Deal…

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid dunk s the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) As the NBA Trade Deadline nears, will the Philadelphia 76ers put all their chips on the table for a championship, or will they…

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Philadelphia boxing legend Joe Frazier honored with statue and mural

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Joe Fraizer Muhammad Ali statue (Photo: Webster Riddick) Philadelphia boxing legend Joe Frazier is honored with a statue and mural on the 50th anniversary of the “Fight of the Century” between himself and champ Muhammad Ali. Friends and family of former World Heavyweight Champion and  Philadelphia sport legend Joe Frazier celebrated his memory…

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Irv Cross, NFL player, pioneer Black analyst, dies at 81

March 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The cast of CBS-TV’s “NFL Today” show pose in this undated photo. Clockwise from top left are: Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder, Jack Whitaker, Brent Musburger, Jayne Kennedy and Irv Cross. (AP Photo/CBS) ASSOCIATED PRESS  Irv Cross, the former NFL defensive back who became the first Black man to work full-time as a sports…

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When actions speak louder than helmet signs

February 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy addresses the media during an NFL football news conference at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., in this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo. Bieniemy has become the cause celebre when it comes to minority assistants who have been denied the opportunity to become head coaches in…

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

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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...

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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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