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Week In Review

Slave cemetery poses questions for Florida country club

January 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Delaitre Hollinger, the immediate past president of the Tallahassee branch of the NAACP, visits the Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla., on Dec. 17, 2019.  (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The rumors swirled for decades: A dark history long lay buried under the grassy knolls and manicured lawns of a…

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2019 — In Memoriam

December 26, 2019

JANUARY 2- Daryl Dragon, 76, of singing duo the Captain & Tennille, best known for pop hits “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Muskrat Love.”  15- Carol Channing, 97, actress who popularized the role of Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway  21- Harris Wofford, 92, former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, member of President John…

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Historic for all the wrong reasons

December 26, 2019

We’re going to remember 2019 for a lot of reasons. Too bad that most of them are embarrassing, insane, or just plain sad. By Denise Clay We all have that relative that you don’t expose to anyone outside your family because of how embarrassing they can become, especially if they’ve had a drink or two….

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Reparations mark new front for US colleges tied to slavery

December 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE- In this Sept. 1, 2016 file photo, a Jesuit statue is seen in front of Freedom Hall, formerly named Mulledy Hall, on the Georgetown University campus in Washington. Georgetown University and two theological seminaries have announced plans for reparations to benefit descendants of the enslaved people who played a role in the…

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Former Gary, Indiana, Mayor Richard Hatcher dead at 86

December 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Mayor Richard Hatcher (insert) By Tom Coyne And Rick Callahan Associated Press  Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, who became one of the first Black mayors of a big U.S. city when he was elected in 1967, has died. He was 86. Hatcher died Friday night at a Chicago hospital, said his daughter, Indiana state…

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Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon seeking same job again

December 20, 2019

BALTIMORE  — The number of people running for mayor of Baltimore continues to grow. Democrat Sheila Dixon on Saturday officially entered the race for the job she once held but gave up in 2010 as part of a plea deal for misappropriating about $500 in gift cards meant for needy families. Dixon is the latest…

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Shooting shows New Jersey’s gun laws aren’t stoppping imports

December 20, 2019

By Mike Catalini ASSOCIATED PRESS  TRENTON, N.J.  — Officials from states with strong gun restrictions have called for stricter firearm control in places with weaker laws to thwart traffickers, but the fatal attack on a Jewish market in New Jersey shows how fruitless those efforts can be. Three civilians and a police officer were gunned…

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House passes bill to restore key parts of Voting Rights Act

December 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is hugged as House Democrats gathered before passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act to eliminate potential state and local voter suppression laws, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. At right is Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., who introduced the bill and who represents Selma,…

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Slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer honored with statue

December 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Vernon Dahmer’s widow, Ellie Dahmer, center, and some of the late civil rights leader’s children pose for a picture at the installment of Vernon Dahmer’s sculpture, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Forrest County Courthouse in Hattiesburg, Miss. (Lici Beveridge/Hattiesburg American via AP) (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A statue of slain…

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Black History Month and telling the (whole) story

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February 14, 2020

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February 14, 2020

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February 16, 2020

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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...

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff