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Week In Review

Senators reach agreement on immigration reform

February 3, 2013

A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.

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Playwright Anna Deavere Smith wins Gish Prize

January 26, 2013

Anna Deavere Smith has won one of the largest and most prestigious awards in the arts. The committee that awards the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize announced Friday that the actress and playwright known for pioneering a form of theatrical journalism is this year’s winner.

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Hans Massaquoi, former managing editor of EBONY, dies at 87

January 26, 2013

Hans Massaquoi, a former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote a memoir about his unusual childhood growing up black in Nazi Germany, has died. He was 87. His son said Massaquoi died Saturday, on his birthday, in Florida. He had been hospitalized over the Christmas holidays.

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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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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia distributes over $1 million in tuition aid to K-8th grade students in need

February 25, 2021

The education nonprofit’s COVID-19 Emergency Tuition Fund distributed more than 1,500 grants. Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP),...

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Marsai Martin is honored with the Rising Star Award at the 38th Annual Caucus Awards

February 25, 2021

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February 25, 2021

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff