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Week In Review

MLK III considers buying part of Mets team

February 6, 2011

In a late-night statement released to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday, King said that he hoped that the venture, if successful, would increase diversity among the owners in professional sports. Major league baseball has no African American owners.

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Less than half of students proficient in science

February 6, 2011

Only 1 percent of fourth-grade and 12th-grade students, and 2 percent of eighth-graders scored in the highest group on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress, a federal test known as the Nation’s Report Card. Less than half were considered proficient, with many more showing minimal science knowledge.

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Camden, N.J. braces for deep police, fire cuts

January 22, 2011

Yet another crisis is upon this burdened city, among the most impoverished and crime-ridden in the country. Deep layoffs of city workers go into effect on Tuesday – cutting up to 383 jobs, or one-fourth of the city’s employees.

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GOP spending cuts would affect millions, poor

January 22, 2011

Low-income students may get smaller grants and the newly disabled might have to wait longer for their benefits. And just about every politician is going to get an earful from the local PTA if school aid gets whacked.

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Black males seek equality

January 16, 2011

Hundreds of community leaders from across the nation met today in Washington, to advance an ambitious national agenda to substantially reduce social and economic disparities for black men and boys.

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Radio host Tom Joyner backing a new prepaid card

January 8, 2011

Syndicated radio host Tom Joyner, a popular figure in the black community, is lending his voice to a prepaid card. The move is bound to raise eyebrows because celebrities have come under fire for backing high-fee cards marketed to low-income groups.

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Commentary

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Diaspora

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala dies at 78

February 14, 2020

By Mogomotsi Magome ASSOCIATED PRESS  JOHANNESBURG  — The founder of the South African multi-Grammy-Award-winning music group Ladysmith...

Oasis

72% of U.S. pastors concerned about ‘watered-down gospel’

February 14, 2020

By Stephanie Martin  churchnews.com In a new study that kicks off its “State of the Church 2020”...

Entertainment

M’Balia Singley premieres in ‘Turn’ at the Kimmel Center

February 21, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwainePhiladelphia native M’Balia Singley is a performer that has explored various facets of the arts....

Sun Report

A victory, a caution: Takeaways from New Hampshire’s primary

February 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets supporters at a primary night election rally...

Horoscopes

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff