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8:52 AM / Monday December 6, 2021

Week In Review

Carrie Meek, pioneering Black former congresswoman, dies

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Florida candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., right, and his mother, former U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek, chat as they attend services at Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) By Freida Frisaro ASSOCIATED PRESS  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Carrie Meek, the grandchild of a slave…

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Collecting $26M award vs. white nationalists may be tough

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: James Kolenich, attorney for Jason Kessler, speaks with the media after the jury gave a partial verdict in Sines v Kessler case Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at the Federal Courthouse in Charlottesville, Va. A jury ordered 17 white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay more than $25 million in damages over the violence…

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Malikah Shabazz, a daughter of Malcolm X, dies at 56

November 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Betty Shabazz’s six daughters, including the mother of 12-year-old Malcolm Shabazz, pose for a photograph at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, Friday, June 6, 1997. The women, speaking at a news conference, thanked the world for its prayers offered for their mother who was burned Sunday in a fire allegedly started by…

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New US attorney: Civil rights unit made for ‘troubled times’

November 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams speaks during a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon) By Larry Neumeister ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — With Attorney General Merrick Garland looking on, Manhattan’s new U.S. attorney said Friday he’s establishing a civil rights…

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Homer Plessy, key to ‘separate but equal,’ on road to pardon

November 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson, descendants of the principals in the Plessy V. Ferguson court case, pose for a photograph in front of a historical marker in New Orleans, on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Homer Plessy, the namesake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1896 “separate but equal” ruling, is being considered for a…

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EXPLAINER: Why US inflation is so high, and when it may ease

November 19, 2021

By Paul Wiseman  ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Inflation is starting to look like that unexpected — and unwanted — houseguest who just won’t leave. For months, many economists had sounded a reassuring message that a spike in consumer prices, something that had been missing in action in the U.S. for a generation, wouldn’t stay long….

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EXPLAINER: How the Arbery trial got a nearly all-white jury

November 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski speaks during opening statements in the trial of Greg McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, and a neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan at the Glynn County Courthouse, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. The three are charged with the February 2020 slaying of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. (Octavio Jones/Pool Photo via AP)…

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Detroit voters OK commission to consider reparations

November 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Reparations Labor Union founder Anita Belle talks about slavery reparations during an interview in Detroit. (AP Photo/Corey Williams, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS  DETROIT — The city of Detroit will put together a commission to consider some form of reparations for residents. More than 80% of residents who cast ballots in last Tuesday’s general election voted…

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People, homes vanish due to 2020 census’ new privacy method

November 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A neighborhood in Milwaukee that is one of many places in the country where a new method used by the U.S. Census Bureau to protect confidentiality in the 2020 census has made people and occupied homes vanish — at least on paper — when they actually exist in the real world. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)…

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Recent News

Stateside

Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless gun bill

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Wolf  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Gov. Tom Wolf followed through on his veto threat...

Local

Mayor Kenney Issues Statement on the Resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid

December 5, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today accepted the resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid, effective immediately. “Today...

Diaspora

Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Barbados’ new President Sandra Mason, center right, awards Prince Charles with the Order of Freedom...

Politics

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

December 3, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle...

Sports

Playoffs? What Do You Mean, Playoffs?

December 3, 2021

If we learned nothing else from Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles should...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff