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Week In Review

Little Rock Nine member Jefferson Thomas dies

September 20, 2010

Jefferson Thomas, who as a teenager was among nine black students to integrate a Little Rock high school in the nation’s first major battle over school segregation, has died. He was 67. Thomas died in Ohio of pancreatic cancer.

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Fla. minister determined to hold 9/11 Quran burn

September 20, 2010

A top general, the Secretary of State, the White House and political and religious leaders from around the world have decried a plan by the leader of a small Florida church to burn copies of Islam’s holiest text to mark the 9/11 attacks. The Rev. Terry Jones is not backing down.

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HUD auditing Philly housing agency amid sex claims

September 4, 2010

The director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority was placed on leave last week amid revelations the agency quietly agreed to pay nearly $900,000 to settle four sexual-harassment complaints filed against him, and U.S housing officials pledged an immediate audit.

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Settlement ends Louisiana police shooting lawsuit

September 4, 2010

The widow of an elderly black man shot to death by a white police officer last year has reached a settlement with the town of Homer, La., closing a lawsuit brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC] on her behalf.

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Neicy Tribbett joins Praise 103.9 family

September 4, 2010

When you hear the last name Tribbett and Inspirational music in the same sentence you often think of famed gospel singer Tye Tribbett who has grown to international acclaim. Now Tye won’t be the only Tribbett on Praise 103.9. His mother, Neicy Tribbett, has joined the Praise 103.9 family.

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Slashed Muslim taxi driver to visit NYC mayor

August 29, 2010

Michael Enright once volunteered with a group that promotes interfaith tolerance and has supported a proposal for a mosque near ground zero — an experience distinctly at odds with what authorities say happened inside a city taxi.

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NAACP: Father’s only crime is being Black

August 29, 2010

The North Carolina and Georgia State Conferences of the NAACP, joined by the National NAACP, held a press conference tomorrow on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol to address the wrongful conviction of John McNeil by the Georgia system of ‘justice.’

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Meek beats Senate Primary challenger

August 29, 2010

Veteran Sen. John McCain sailed to nomination for a fifth term Tuesday over an Arizona challenger with tea party support, but big-spending political novice Rick Scott beat an insider in Florida’s Republican gubernatorial primary as voters split on the merits of establishment candidates vs. outsiders.

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Abbey Lincoln: A jazz singer who went her own way

August 23, 2010

In a career spanning half a century, Abbey Lincoln turned her back on the image-makers who wanted to turn her into a Marilyn Monroe in sepia. Instead, she chose to go her own way as an uncompromising jazz singer, songwriter, actress and civil-rights advocate.

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff