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Week In Review

Obama: ‘We have a responsibility to act..’

April 3, 2011

Vigorously defending American attacks in Libya, President Barack Obama declared last Monday night that the United States intervened to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would have stained the world’s conscience and “been a betrayal of who we are” as Americans.

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Trial begins in slaying of journalist

March 27, 2011

A spent shotgun shell fired from the gun used to kill journalist Chauncey Bailey in 2007 and matching one left at the scene of his killing was found in the bedroom of former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV the next day, a prosecutor said Monday.

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New NAACP seeing more gay, diverse chapter leaders

March 27, 2011

The NAACP’s newly revived Worcester chapter elected a 28-year-old openly gay black man as its president this month. In New Jersey, a branch of the organization outside Atlantic City chose a Honduran immigrant to lead it last year.

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Soledad O’Brien–Soledad at Ground Zero in Japan

March 20, 2011

Soledad is currently, where else in Japan, where she is covering the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown that has devastated the country. She was gracious enough to grant me an exclusive interview from the midst of the disaster, checking in by cell phone.

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Helping the people of Japan in the face of tragedy

March 20, 2011

On March 11, 2011, a huge earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan, causing tremendous destruction and devastation to the country and its people. The earthquake, registering an 8.9 on the Richter scale, was the 5th largest earthquake ever recorded.

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Black Dem support for Obama still strong

March 13, 2011

Blacks in the Democratic Party remain enthusiastic about President Obama and his policies despite the ailing economy and a growing concern that the administration is not paying enough attention to the needs of African Americans.

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Reactions from the corbett 2011-2012 state budget

March 13, 2011

The Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign (PSFC) noted with alarm today Governor Tom Corbett’s $549.9 million cut in combined state and federal basic education funding, returning it to the 2008-09 funding level. The overall cut for schools in his 2011-12 budget is $589.8 million.

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Questions surround

March 7, 2011

Common Cause has challenged Thomas, Justice Antonin Scalia and the Federalist Society to provide answers to questions around the two justices’ attendance at political strategy and fundraising “seminars” hosted by Koch Industries.

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Recent News

Stateside

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Education

Community College of Philadelphia hosts 2022 commencement ceremony 

May 13, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Graduates pose during last week’s first full, in-person graduation ceremony since 2019.  (Photo/CCP) Community College...

Diaspora

New reparations focus: Black enclaves lost to development

May 13, 2022

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Week In Review

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Color Of Money

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff