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7:04 PM / Sunday May 22, 2022

Week In Review

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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Emanuel faces big money woes as next Chicago mayor

February 28, 2011

Emanuel, who overwhelmed the race with truckloads of money and friends in high places from Washington to Hollywood, will take control of a city in deep financial trouble with problems ranging from an understaffed police department to underperforming schools.

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Minorities iffy on Obama housing plan

February 19, 2011

Civil rights organizations today issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s report on reforming the nation’s housing finance market. Organizations issuing the statement include…

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Drug war in NYC engulfs non-white youth

February 19, 2011

Just released figures by the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services show that in 2010, the New York City Police Department arrested 50,383 people for low-level marijuana offenses. Arrests for low-level marijuana possession offenses are the number one arrest in New York City…

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DOJ settles case against racist landlords

February 13, 2011

The Justice Department has announced a settlement of its lawsuit alleging that Chandi Biswas, Kenneth R. Scott and Frankie L. Roberson violated the Fair Housing Act by making discriminatory statements against African-American renters…

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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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Recent News

Commentary

OP-ED: The need for a change to Pennsylvania’s Compassionate Release Program 

May 20, 2022

By Barbara Chavous-Pennock In April, David Ohl of Spotlight PA wrote about the plight of the incarcerated...

Oasis

Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Jo Laurence, a Buddhist chaplain, poses for a photo on April 22, 2022 in...

Diaspora

Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the team assessing the sunken wreckage of the last U.S. slave ship, the...

Sun Report

Fur Babies Rule! Discover the remarkable healing power of therapy cats

May 20, 2022

BPT You’re probably familiar with therapy dogs visiting hospitals, schools, senior centers, and nursing homes to help...

Go With The-Flo

Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation awarded $1 million in scholarships to 100 members of the graduating class of 2022 of HBCUs

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Travis Scott  (Photo: Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock) By Flo Anthony Mary J. Blige was presented...

Color Of Money

How to save on your internet or smartphone bill

May 20, 2022

BPT The pandemic proved the importance of connectivity – to your family, friends, work, school and doctor....

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff