Image

1:55 AM / Friday November 22, 2019

Week In Review

Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act signed into law

November 15, 2019

(Washington, DC) –  The White House has announced that President Donald Trump signed H.R. 1396, the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act. Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson introduced the legislation in the House of Representatives. Sen. Chris Coons was the lead sponsor in the Senate. “I am thrilled to hear that the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold…

Read More

Impeachment witness says Trump asked about Ukraine probes

November 15, 2019

By Lisa Mascaro And Mary Clare Jalonick ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — A top American diplomat revealed new evidence Wednesday of President Donald Trump’s efforts to press Ukraine to investigate political rivals as House investigators launched public impeachment hearings for just the fourth time in the nation’s history. William Taylor, the highest-ranking U.S. official in Ukraine,…

Read More

Official statement from the NAACP regarding the impeachment inquiry hearings

November 15, 2019

“With impeachment hearings officially underway, the evidence presented today is incontrovertible proof that Donald Trump abused the office of the presidency to sacrifice our country’s interests for his personal and political gain. The American people have the right to know the truth about the litany of unlawful actions committed by Trump. NAACP fully supports Congress…

Read More

Affirmative action referendum losing in Washington state

November 15, 2019

By Rachel La Corte ASSOCIATED PRESS  OLYMPIA, Wash. — More than two decades after Washington voters banned affirmative action in the state, a ballot measure seeking to amend that law was losing in early returns. As of last Wednesday night, Referendum 88 was being rejected by nearly 52 percent of the state’s voters. It was…

Read More

Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86

November 15, 2019

By Chevel Johnson and Rebecca Santana ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW ORLEANS — Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal tales of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation, which sponsors a literary award in Gaines’ honor,…

Read More

Kansas City votes to remove King’s name from historic street

November 15, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Public works employee Jerry Brooks changes a street sign from The Paseo to Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP) By Margaret Stafford ASSOCIATED PRESS  KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Last Tuesday, Kansas City voters overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King’s name from one of the city’s most…

Read More

People of color make gains in mayoral races across the US

November 8, 2019

By Russel Contreras ASSOCIATED PRESS  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — People of color made history this week by winning municipal races in places their families were once ignored or prevented from voting, including a New Mexico mayor whose father was forced into a Japanese internment camp during World War II. From Arizona to Massachusetts, the gains highlight…

Read More

Dates set for special election to fill Rep. Cummings’ seat

November 8, 2019

By Regina Garcia Cano ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE — Voters in the congressional district that U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings represented until his death earlier this month will elect his replacement in a special election announced Monday. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan set the special primary election for Feb. 4 and the special general election for April 28….

Read More

Ex-officer gets 12 years in naked man’s fatal shooting

November 8, 2019

By Kate Brumback ASSOCIATED PRESS  DECATUR, Ga. — A former Georgia police officer convicted of aggravated assault and other crimes in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, naked man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Robert “Chip” Olsen was responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically at an Atlanta-area apartment…

Read More

John Conyers, longest serving Black congressman, dies at 90

November 1, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO:  John Conyers (Photo: AP) By Corey Williams ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the…

Read More

Recent News

Health

Stay Healthy During the Holidays

November 15, 2019

BPT Holiday travel, endless parties and hours waiting in long shopping lines can take a toll on...

Color Of Money

Five tips for teens to avoid debt

November 15, 2019

BPT Back in the day, most people learned how to manage their money through the school of...

Entertainment

Philadelphia comedian Skeet Carter hosts his first stand up comedy special ‘I’m So Stupid’

November 21, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine Philadelphia is known for its burgeoning pool of talent. Patti LaBelle, Will Smith and...

Sports

Not Falling For The Okey Doke

November 21, 2019

ABVOVE PHOTO: Colin-Kaepernick (By Ga Fullner / shutterstock) The NFL thought that Colin Kaepernick would take their...

Food And Beverage

Stuffing: The essential Thanksgiving side dish

November 15, 2019

By Leah Fletcher   Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, no holiday meal is complete without...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Nov. 17

November 15, 2019

All Signs This week two major changes are happening: Mars moves into Scorpio to stay for six...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff