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RFK-owned Emancipation Proclamation is for sale

October 11, 2010

A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln and bought by Robert F. Kennedy, who drew inspiration from the document as he enforced civil rights legislation in the 1960s, is going up for auction and could fetch as much as $1.5 million.

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Bishop Eddie Long: Another fallen apostle?

October 1, 2010

Bishop Eddie Long, the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, stood in the 10,000-seat sanctuary and defended his name saying, “I have never in my life portrayed myself as a perfect man, but I am not the man being portrayed on the television. That’s not me.”

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The Bishop Long scandal: From Atlanta to Philadelphia

October 1, 2010

Bronson also says that ministers are prime targets for abuse allegations, given their close relationship to the members of their flock, and should be cautious not to put themselves in questionable or compromising situations. That sentiment was echoed by Reverend Terrence Griffith.

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Why we are marching

October 1, 2010

Some see this moment for what it is, and try to hasten the battle by pushing our nation down and attacking diversity. And so they attack the Civil Rights Act and the 14th Amendment itself, the constitutional amendment that guaranteed equal rights to all.

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Sheriff: Broncos WR Kenny McKinley found dead

September 26, 2010

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said authorities were called to McKinley’s home in Centennial at 3:35 p.m. local time and found his body in the second-floor master bedroom. He said detectives believe McKinley, 23, was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Census: 1 in 7 Americans lives in poverty

September 26, 2010

The overall poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent, or 43.6 million people, the Census Bureau said Thursday in its annual report on the economic well-being of U.S. households. The report covers 2009, President Barack Obama’s first year in office.

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Another CBC member gives scholarships to family

September 20, 2010

The CBC Foundation has pushed back its deadline to begin considering applications for its scholarship program after a second member of the caucus admitted giving scholarships to family members. Sanford Bishop has admitted he awarded three scholarships from the program to his stepdaughter

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff