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2:57 AM / Thursday January 21, 2021

Week In Review

On King Day, Obama’s Black agenda yet uncertain

January 20, 2013

President Barack Obama is set to use the Bibles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln for his second swearing in January 21, no doubt symbolizing his pride as the nation’s first Black president. The symbolic move also aligns his principles with the principles of the two most transformative leaders…

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African-American descendants sue to save Revilletown Cemetery

January 20, 2013

Former residents of Revilletown—an African-American community torn down 25 years ago in Iberville Parish—are trying to preserve a cemetery founded by ancestors there in 1874. The cemetery, started by ex-slaves, is now within the grounds of a vinyl-resin plant owned by Georgia Gulf Corp., based in Atlanta.

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FCC says cost of prison phone calls too high

January 14, 2013

Experiencing life while a loved one is imprisoned can strain your emotions and relationships, but it shouldn’t strain your pocketbook. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) found that the cost of phone calls from incarcerated friends and family members is at an all-time high…

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No deal in sight as deadline for fiscal deal nears

December 29, 2012

A last-gasp effort Thursday to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts got off on the same convulsive, partisan tone that marked congressional attempts to resolve the impasse before lawmakers left Washington to go home for Christmas.

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In 2013 expect the unexpected

December 29, 2012

In 2012, Pennsylvania had quite a year, not a year everyone will want to remember, but certainly a year few will be able to forget. Consider some of the highlights of a year filled with dramatic, often disturbing and frequently surprising moments.

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House GOP plans vote on fiscal cliff ‘Plan B’

December 23, 2012

The Republican-controlled House pushed ahead Thursday with a bill that would raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year as hopes faded for a pre-Christmas deal between President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

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Recent News

Stateside

Tricky situation: Inauguration Day is also move in/out day for Trump and Biden at the White House, could be complicated due to COVID

January 16, 2021

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving from house to house is challenging under the best of...

Diaspora

Oklahoma begins Tulsa race massacre centennial remembrance

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this 1921 image provided by the Library of Congress, smoke billows over Tulsa, Okla....

Sports

The legacy of MLK and the sports world

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali mobbed by the media at a press...

Entertainment

Eastern State Penitentiary commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with interactive virtual readings, poetry, and music

January 14, 2021

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a free, virtual program...

Go With The-Flo

It’s Instagram official — Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey are a couple

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Michael B. Jordan (Photo: Featureflash / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is...

Food And Beverage

Create quality school day meals with simple shortcuts

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Vegetable and Rice Power Bowls Family Features The seemingly constant rush of hectic school days...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff