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KYW Newsradio Opens Nominations For 2014 Black History Month ‘Gamechangers’

(Some of last year's "Gamechangers."  Photos by Cherri Gregg)

(Some of last year’s “Gamechangers.” Photos by Cherri Gregg)

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Nominations are now open for KYW Newsradio’sPhiladelphia Gamechangers” series for Black History Month 2014.

For the second year in a row, KYW Newsradio 1060 will highlight individuals who have “changed the game” for the African-American community in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Gamechangers are individuals or organizations that have used their volunteer efforts and community influence to make a significant, positive change for people of color in the previous twelve months.

For its inaugural year, KYW’s Gamechangers series recognized ten individuals.  Examples of their accomplishments included revitalizing neighborhoods by building low-income housing, assisting schools by creating and staffing libraries, and improving young lives by taking under-served youth to Africa — for free!

Read about the 2013 honorees at cbsphilly.com/gamechangers.

Now, put on your thinking cap!  Who do you know who has changed the Black community for the better this past year?

Here are the rules. 

Gamechanger nominees:

  • must live in the eight-county Greater Philadelphia area, which includes (besides Philadelphia,) Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania, and Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey.
  • must have had a significant postive impact on African-Americans in the Greater Philadelphia area in 2013 by improving health, quality of life, education, employment, or other measures for this community.
  • can be of any racial, ethnic, or religious background.
  • can be an individual, group, or an organization.

Nominate your Philadelphia Gamechanger by e-mailing CommunityAffairs@kyw.com with your reasons for nominating your choice.    It can be a short essay, a slideshow, a video (link via Youtube or similar service), or a sound recording (via SoundCloud or similar), explaining why you believe the person(s) or organization “changed the game” for the Black community in 2013.

Be sure to include your e-mail address and phone number!

The deadline for nominations is 11:59pm on January 17, 2014.  Gamechangers will be decided by January 30th and will be featured on KYW Newsradio 1060 and on CBSphilly.com during February 2014 (“Black History Month”).

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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