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March 10, 1989 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple president Peter Liacouras, in an interview last night with WCAU-TV (Channel 10), supported the controversial actions of basketball coach John Chaney, saying that people "pick on Chaney because he happens to have dark skin. " During the Owls' 62-59 loss to Rutgers in an Atlantic 10 Conference semifinal Monday, Chaney had to be restrained by his players after game official Murph Shapiro called Mark Macon for a lane violation with 13 seconds to play After the game, Chaney angrily reproached Shapiro for making the call.
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April 2, 1997 | By Ronald J. Karpf
The political rhetoric on affirmative action just will not go away. In one corner are those who feel that America should be colorblind; in the other are those who say that colorblindness does not exist. Although conservative in cultural values, I must come down on the side favoring affirmative action. In a perfect world, hiring and employment would be completely based on merit and performance, but I don't anticipate living in a perfect world any time soon. Imperfect as we are, race-consciousness is impossible to eradicate.
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April 3, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SYDNEY - Jimmy Little, one of Australia's most famous Aboriginal musicians, died Monday after a long illness, his family said. He was 75. Little was one of the first indigenous artists to win mainstream success in Australia, playing everything from country to reggae across a nearly 60-year career. "He was a true pioneer," said his manager, Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup, recalling the days in the late 1950s and early 1960s when Little was often forced by nightclub owners to use the back door of a venue because of his dark skin.
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January 23, 2013
Philadelphia police on Tuesday searched the homes of several registered sex offenders who live in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood where a 5-year-old girl was abducted from school last week, but made no arrests. Investigators have so far received few tips in the case. They are focusing on a four-block radius around Bryant School in West Philadelphia, the place where the child was kidnapped Jan. 14 by a woman who posed as her mother. The girl told police that she was held at a house several blocks from the school, and that a man was present.
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July 11, 2005 | By Mike McPhate FOR THE INQUIRER
The young woman, with pretty eyes and flawless diction, aspires to celebrity. But her skin is too brown. One day her sister hands her a tube of Fair and Lovely skin cream. Flash forward. She's decked out in heels and a pink sari, her hair is styled in willowy curls, and her complexion is pale, nearly as white as her smile. She lands her dream job as a cricket commentator. Mom wipes a joyful tear. The storylines of television ads like this one, packaged by turn in themes of love and career, have helped propel a blossoming market for skin whiteners in southern Asia.
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October 18, 1989 | By Richard V. Sabatini, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police are searching for seven suspects who took $10,000 in cash from a Burholme convenience store Oct. 9 after diverting the attention of the store's owner and an employee, investigators said. Detective Donald Schnabel of the Northeast Detective Division said five of the suspects, all women, entered the A Plus Mini Market, 1115 Cottman Ave., at 12:45 p.m. While several of the women questioned owner Linne Doherty, 38, and an employee, Christopher Thomas, 20, about merchandise, two of the women entered a rear room and found the money, which was being prepared for a bank deposit.
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April 13, 1990 | Mike Capuzzo from reports from Inquirer wire services
YOU'RE GREAT! A quiz: A student with high self-esteem bombs on a test and says, "Just one of those things. " A student with a poor self-image flunks the same test and feels it's the end of the world. Who suffers more stress? The person with low self-esteem, says Richard Terry Lovelace, a psychotherapist in Winston- Salem, N.C. Stress is often rooted in a poor self-image and is best avoided by facing your problems, not using "home remedies" such as drugs, Lovelace says. BLONDES AGE FASTER Blondes might as well have more fun, because they age faster even if they just sit around watching TV on Saturday night.
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May 18, 2000 | By Josh Egerman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Dana White stands 5-foot-11. She has long legs, long black hair, and dark skin. And White, one of South Jersey's best all-around and most underrated track and field athletes, won a pageant in the fall because she asked everyone to look past it. "When I was a child, I had a very hard time. Because I had dark skin and long hair, some people treated me differently," White said. "But now, I'm not afraid to say what I feel. "Everybody says, 'Oh, that's Dana, the tall, dark-skinned girl.
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March 9, 1998 | By Lisa Suhay
I had met the man, the alleged abuser, only a few days before learning of his wife's plight. I was passing by as he worked on his boat. Having lived aboard a sailboat for four years on the Gulf Coast, I was used to the easy give and take of boatyard life. One strikes up conversations with strangers quite easily. We chatted amiably about caulks and leaks and curing times. He mentioned his wife, a native of a Caribbean island. She was due to arrive at the marina from the Midwest that very afternoon.
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September 16, 1987 | By David Enscoe, Special to The Inquirer
Mike Wolfram wasn't always a hunk. Four years ago when he looked in the mirror, a 5-foot-11 inch, 130-pound wimp stared back at him. "I was the typical skinny redhead with glasses who everybody picked on," the Moorestown resident recalled. Meet 1987 model Mike Wolfram - the one who flexed bulging biceps before a delirious crowd at the Monticello Motor Lodge in Bellmawr. He wore a tank suit that concealed the legal minimum of his fine-tuned 180-pound body. Women whistled and cheered his every move.
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May 8, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
While chatting with People senior writer Julie Jordan about the magazine's decision to crown Lupita Nyong'o "Most Beautiful," I started to wonder: Were the perennial arbiters of beauty really starting to get it? "Lupita is not a stereotype of African American beauty," Jordan said. "She's not what you see on television; she's not the Hollywood mold. The beauty spectrum is so very wide. It doesn't have to be so cookie-cutter. " Then - without any prompting from me - Jordan lauded Nyong'o's short natural hair, her ebony skin, and her long limbs, saying these features were as desirable as People's 2013 pick, blond and pale Gwyneth Paltrow, on the opposite end of the beauty spectrum.
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January 23, 2013
Philadelphia police on Tuesday searched the homes of several registered sex offenders who live in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood where a 5-year-old girl was abducted from school last week, but made no arrests. Investigators have so far received few tips in the case. They are focusing on a four-block radius around Bryant School in West Philadelphia, the place where the child was kidnapped Jan. 14 by a woman who posed as her mother. The girl told police that she was held at a house several blocks from the school, and that a man was present.
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April 3, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SYDNEY - Jimmy Little, one of Australia's most famous Aboriginal musicians, died Monday after a long illness, his family said. He was 75. Little was one of the first indigenous artists to win mainstream success in Australia, playing everything from country to reggae across a nearly 60-year career. "He was a true pioneer," said his manager, Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup, recalling the days in the late 1950s and early 1960s when Little was often forced by nightclub owners to use the back door of a venue because of his dark skin.
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July 11, 2005 | By Mike McPhate FOR THE INQUIRER
The young woman, with pretty eyes and flawless diction, aspires to celebrity. But her skin is too brown. One day her sister hands her a tube of Fair and Lovely skin cream. Flash forward. She's decked out in heels and a pink sari, her hair is styled in willowy curls, and her complexion is pale, nearly as white as her smile. She lands her dream job as a cricket commentator. Mom wipes a joyful tear. The storylines of television ads like this one, packaged by turn in themes of love and career, have helped propel a blossoming market for skin whiteners in southern Asia.
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May 18, 2000 | By Josh Egerman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Dana White stands 5-foot-11. She has long legs, long black hair, and dark skin. And White, one of South Jersey's best all-around and most underrated track and field athletes, won a pageant in the fall because she asked everyone to look past it. "When I was a child, I had a very hard time. Because I had dark skin and long hair, some people treated me differently," White said. "But now, I'm not afraid to say what I feel. "Everybody says, 'Oh, that's Dana, the tall, dark-skinned girl.
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March 9, 1998 | By Lisa Suhay
I had met the man, the alleged abuser, only a few days before learning of his wife's plight. I was passing by as he worked on his boat. Having lived aboard a sailboat for four years on the Gulf Coast, I was used to the easy give and take of boatyard life. One strikes up conversations with strangers quite easily. We chatted amiably about caulks and leaks and curing times. He mentioned his wife, a native of a Caribbean island. She was due to arrive at the marina from the Midwest that very afternoon.
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April 2, 1997 | By Ronald J. Karpf
The political rhetoric on affirmative action just will not go away. In one corner are those who feel that America should be colorblind; in the other are those who say that colorblindness does not exist. Although conservative in cultural values, I must come down on the side favoring affirmative action. In a perfect world, hiring and employment would be completely based on merit and performance, but I don't anticipate living in a perfect world any time soon. Imperfect as we are, race-consciousness is impossible to eradicate.
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July 5, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Although the fairer you are, the greater the risk of developing skin cancer from exposure to sunlight, darker-skinned people are not immune to the ravages of the sun. "I've seen darker-skinned Latins die of malignant melanoma," said Dr. Rube Pardo, a University of Miami assistant professor of dermatology. African-Americans are not immune, either, despite having more protective melanin in their skin. About 9,000 cases of skin cancer and 225 of melanoma occur annually among 32 million African-Americans.
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June 26, 1993 | By John Woestendiek, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Days before the end of one of Philadelphia's most violent school years, Nikki Burns was quietly flipping through her yearbook between classes when five other girls approached. They weren't coming to sign it. Nikki, 14, an eighth grader scheduled to graduate Monday with her class for gifted students at Baldi Middle School, was knocked down, punched, kicked and scratched. Her clothes were torn, and her hair was pulled out in clumps. "When I got to the school," her mother, Rochelle Burns, said yesterday, "they handed me her yearbook, they handed me her ripped clothes, and they handed me her hair.
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February 25, 1993 | BY LINDA WRIGHT MOORE
If you're white, you're all right, If you're brown, hang around - If you're black, step back! The words of the old playground ditty may be outdated - but they haven't been forgotten. In fact, the simple and simple-minded caste system the verse reflects persists today. Skin color still counts. There are even some studies that "prove" it - indicating that lighter-skinned blacks generally experience more career success. They are less threatening and more acceptable to the white mainstream because they are more like the white mainstream.
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