African American Museum in Philadelphia

(Bilal Qayyum describes the goals of the 2015  Philadelphia Black Political Summit.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia’s Black Community Revives Summit To Address Political Concerns

Bilal Qayyum says the Philadelphia Black Political Summit will be held this year for the first time since 1998 — seventeen years ago.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(Chris Bartlett, head of the William Way Center, describes the gay rights exhibit opening this June at the Constitution Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Details Announced For Constitution Center Show Outlining 50 Years of Gay Rights Efforts in Philadelphia

Titled “Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court,” the exhibit will showcase artifacts, photographs, and legal precedents that tell the story of the gay civil rights movement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

(Helen and Ali Salahuddin, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: The D’Zert Club

CBS Philly celebrates Black History Month with these profiles of notable Philadelphia “gamechangers,” people and organizations making a difference in the lives of the city’s African-Americans. . By Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The “d’Zert […]

02/14/2013

National Constitution Center

Local Museums To Open Doors For Free Admission

You can see beautiful art for the right price September 29th, if you have the right ticket.

09/02/2012

(Credit: Photo Provided By Black History & Culture Showcase) Living Legends, The Tuskegee Airmen will be part of The Black History & Culture Showcase again this year.

Black History & Culture Showcase Held This Weekend In Philadelphia

The Black History and Culture Showcase is at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this weekend, where historic artifacts and living legends will be on-hand to help tell the story of the African American experience.

04/07/2012

Loraine Ballard Morrill (third from left to right) gets the first Karin A. Phillips Excellence Award from members of The Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society. (credit: Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society Names Award For Karin Phillips

The Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society named an award after the late Karin Phillips, former KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter.

03/27/2012

Black History Month Events Guide

Since 1976, the United States has set aside February as Black History Month. Here’s where to take part in the celebration of African American history, culture and heritage in the Philadelphia area.

02/01/2012

(Mayor Nutter, Henri Moore of Citizens Bank, and Claire Lomax of AAMP.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Bank Donates $$$ to African American Museum for MLK Day Activities

On Tuesday, at 7th and Arch Streets, the Citizens Bank Foundation presented a giant ceremonial check for $25,000 to the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

01/10/2012

(Photo provided by the African American Museum in Philadelphia)

Local Organizations Celebrating The End Of Slavery With Juneteenth Events

Juneteenth, the observance of the end of slavery in America, will be celebrated at a number of venues throughout Philadelphia this weekend.

06/16/2011

(One of the murals in the  "Albert M. Greenfield African-American Iconic Images Collection."  Photo provided)

Philadelphians Urged To Tour City’s African-American Murals

A tour of 47 murals that tell the African-American experience in Philadelphia has been launched and will be under way this weekend.

02/24/2011

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Local Bank Underwrites Museum Admissions For MLK Day

Citizens Bank is underwriting the African American Museum’s commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 17th, the 25th anniversary of the MLK federal holiday.

01/06/2011