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6:00 PM / Wednesday August 5, 2020

Week In Review

Herman Cain revs up mainstream conservatives

July 10, 2011

Bolstered by support from his loyal radio talk-show audience and tea party backers, businessman Herman Cain has revved up mainstream conservatives, rising recently to third place in a poll of voters in Iowa, the leadoff caucus state.

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Obama says no to short-term debt deal

July 10, 2011

President Barack Obama prodded Congress Tuesday to reach a sweeping long-term deal within two weeks to raise the nation’s borrowing limit rather than “kick the can down the road” with a makeshift, short-term solution to stave off a first-ever U.S. default.

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Wedding plans bloom as NY legalizes gay marriage

July 5, 2011

As the news flashed around the globe that New York state had legalized gay marriage, New York fashion designer Malcolm Harris didn’t waste any time. He dashed off a Twitter message to his boyfriend of nine years: “‘Will you marry me?”

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Black political clout moving South

July 5, 2011

African-Americans once were clustered so heavily in urban areas that the terms “black” and “inner city” came to be used almost synonymously. According to the 2010 U.S. Census results, that time is history.

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Jarring report for black grads

June 27, 2011

Nearly half of young men of color age 15 to 24 who graduate from high school will end up unemployed, incarcerated or dead, according to two new reports released today by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center.

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Minority Group moves to block mobile phone merger

June 26, 2011

The national civil rights group ColorOfChange.org today launched a campaign urging the FCC to block the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger, arguing that the merger will have hugely negative consequences, especially for African Americans.

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Obama’s Afghanistan plan

June 26, 2011

The U.S. military’s top officer told Congress on Thursday that President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw up to 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next summer is risky but keeps the U.S. and its allies on a path toward stabilizing the country.

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Recent News

Sun Report

Police agencies pulling out of Democratic convention

July 31, 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — More than 100 police agencies are withdrawing from agreements to send personnel to bolster...

Entertainment

Toronto sets lineup, Regina King to debut Muhammad Ali film

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Actor-director Werner Herzog, left, and actress-director Regina King. The Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday...

Stateside

NAACP Kicks Off 111th Annual Convention with Arts, Culture & Entertainment Festival

August 3, 2020

Washington, D.C. – The NAACP will kick off its 111th Annual Convention on Monday, August 3, 2020, with...

Commentary

A Millennial Voice: Vital Tonics

July 31, 2020

By Danaé Reid To the naked eye, Natalie Bustamante looks like your ordinary, successful, beautiful Latina woman,...

Seniors

How self-determination is changing elderly and disability care in the age of COVID-19

July 31, 2020

BPT The threat of COVID-19 in nursing homes and assisted living facilities has led elderly individuals and...

Go With The-Flo

Cuba Gooding Jr. catches the Gov. Cuomo’s ire after being photographed with his mask down at charity event

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Cuba Gooding Jr. (Photo: Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Oprah Winfrey has set...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff