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2:54 PM / Sunday February 5, 2023

Week In Review

FBI eyeing 6 suspects after bomb threats at Black colleges

March 25, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A Xavier University police officer redirects a motorist around campus after a bomb threat put the campus on lockdown in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (David Grunfeld/The Advocate via AP) By Collin Binkley ASSOCIATED PRESS  As the nation’s historically Black colleges remain on edge after receiving dozens of bomb threats in…

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SPLC report: Hate groups in decline as views hit mainstream

March 18, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: White nationalist demonstrators walk into Lee park surrounded by counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. In its annual report, released Wednesday, March 9, 2022, the Southern Poverty Law Center said it identified 733 active hate groups in 2021, down from the 838 counted in 2020 and the 940 counted in…

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Some minority groups missed at higher rate in 2020 US census

March 18, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A form for the U.S. Census 2020 is photographed on March 18, 2020. The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday, March 10, 2022, released two reports which measure how well the once-a-decade head count tallied every U.S. resident and whether certain populations were undercounted or overrepresented in the count. Any undercounts in various populations…

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Congress passes Emmett Till bill to make lynching hate crime

March 11, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference about the “Emmett Till Antilynching Act” which would designate lynching as a hate crime under federal law, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Emmett Till, pictured at right, was a 14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being…

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Race excluded as WH rolls out climate justice screening tool

March 4, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan arrives to speak during an event with President Joe Biden at the Shipyards, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Lorain, Ohio. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) By Drew Costley ASSOCIATED PRESS The Biden administration recently released a screening tool to help identify disadvantaged communities long plagued by environmental hazards, but…

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Ex-officer cleared in shooting during Breonna Taylor raid

March 4, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Former Louisville Police officer Brett Hankison describes what he saw in the apartment of Brionna Taylor during testimony Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. Hankison is currently on trial, charged with wanton endangerment for shooting through Breonna Taylor’s apartment into the home of her neighbors during botched police raid that killed Taylor….

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Historic court pick brings rare criminal defense experience

March 4, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks after President Joe Biden announced Jackson as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Cross Hall of the White House, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris listens as right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) By Jessica Gresko and Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The…

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EXPLAINER: What’s ahead for Biden’s Supreme Court nominee

March 4, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a U.S. Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, poses for a portrait, Friday, Feb., 18, 2022, in her office at the court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) By Mary Clare Jalonick ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge…

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Granholm announces $3M for net-zero carbon research at HBCUs

February 25, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm speaks to reporters after hearing engineering students’ presentations on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, during a visit to South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C. Granholm visited the school to announce $3 million in Energy Department funding for HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions to work on decarbonizing programs….

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Russia’s Putin announces military operation in Ukraine

February 25, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A family crosses from pro-Russian separatists controlled territory to Ukrainian government controlled areas in Stanytsia Luhanska, the only crossing point open daily, in the Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Russia says its recognition of independence for areas in eastern Ukraine extends to territory currently held by Ukrainian forces. The statement…

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Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson releases statement in response to Philadelphia Water Department’s proposed rate increases  

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ABOVE PHOTO: Katherine Gilmore Richardson (Photo/PHL City Council) Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson (At-Large) has released the following...

Entertainment

Philly Cultural Beat – February 2023

February 3, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Gregory Porter (Photos courtesy: Philly Cultural Beat) By Steve Bryant February’s designation as Black History...

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff