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(Lenora Thompson, with some members of her "Boys Book Club," at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: ‘Miss Lenora’ Thompson

Lenora Thompson formed the “Boys Book Club” to provide reading coaching — and other forms of support — to young black men in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(Anton Moore, being interviewed at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Anton Moore

When Anton Moore, 29, saw a problem in his South Philadelphia neighborhood, he joined up with fellow community activists and decided to seek solutions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(Reggie Shuford.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Reggie Shuford

Reggie Shuford has run the ACLU of Pennsylvania since 2011, during which time it challenged both the voter ID law and the same-sex marriage ban in the state.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(Martice Sutton, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Martice Sutton, Helping Teen Girls Gain a Global Outlook

Sutton thinks that travel to foreign countries can expand one’s horizons, and she’s helping West Philadelphia teenage girls do just that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(Carvin Haggins, at his home studio in South Jersey.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Carvin Haggins

Haggins, an accomplished music producer, says he got tired of hearing lyrics in black music that centered on sex, drugs, and violence.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(Dr. John Alston.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: John Alston

Twenty years ago, Dr. John Alston started the Chester Children’s Chorus with seven boys and a dream.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Jillian Lucas Baker

Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker (front row, right) is working to cut the infection rate of HIV and AIDS.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(Michael Roberson Reid, executive director of Tree House Books.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Michael Roberson Reid

For the past seven years, Michael Roberson Reid has led the small nonprofit Tree House Books, which offers reading and cultural literacy programs to kids ages six to 12.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

(Joel Austin, founder of Daddy University.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Joel Austin

Austin started “Daddy University” in 2004, helping fathers in the African-American community do a better job for their kids.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

(Last year's KYW Newsradio "Gamechangers."  Photos by Cherri Gregg)

KYW Newsradio Opens Nominations For 2015 Black History Month ‘Gamechangers’

Who do you know who has changed the Black community for the better this past year?

12/23/2014

(Maria Pajil Battle.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Maria Pajil Battle

Over the past few years, Battle has led the charge for creating faith-based programs that promote disease prevention and healthy lifestyles in underserved communities.

02/14/2014

(Nikki Johnson-Huston, lawyer and advocate on poverty issues.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Nikki Johnson-Huston

Seeing her today, it’s hard to believe that Nikki Johnson-Huston — a tax attorney and antipoverty advocate — was once homeless.

02/13/2014

(Loretta Winters, president of NAACP of Gloucester County, NJ.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Loretta Winters

A self-proclaimed advocate for women, Winters pushes for what she believes in. Four years ago she became president of the Gloucester County NAACP.

02/12/2014

(J. Donald Dumpson, a composer, musician, and scholar, is music director at Arch Street Presbyterian Church.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: J. Donald Dumpson

The more Dumpson studied music and mastered his art, the more he began to wonder about why black composers weren’t in the mainstream of concert repertoire.

02/11/2014

(Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Linda Cliatt-Wayman

Before Linda Cliatt-Wayman changed the game for Strawberry Mansion High School, it had spent six consecutive years on the city’s “most dangerous schools” list.

02/10/2014