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Black History Month Events Guide

Here’s where to take part in the celebration of African American history, culture and heritage in the Philadelphia area.

01/29/2014

(Kenny Gamble, left, and Oshunbumi Fernandez, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Community Leaders Plan a Revitalized Kwanzaa Celebration

December 26th marks the first day of Kwanzaa, and community groups in Philadelphia are gearing up for a big celebration on Saturday.

12/25/2013

FILE PHOTO:  Mayor Michael Nutter speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Controversial Article Published In Local Magazine Has Mayor Nutter Asking For Investigation

The article, titled “Being White in Philly,” features a series of interviews with anonymous white residents from different areas of the city who share stories about their interaction with black residents.

03/15/2013

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African-American Dressed In KKK Hood On Street Corner Sparks Controversy In Philadelphia

Thirty-five-year-old Sixx King says he’s using the offensive symbol to highlight a serious problem: black on black crime.

02/06/2013

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Top Ways To Celebrate Black History Month 2013 In Philadelphia

Every February, the City of Brotherly Love allows Philadelphians a chance to learn about and celebrate African American artists, authors, leaders and, most notably, those who have struggled against all odds to have the freedoms all Americans enjoy today.

02/01/2013

(An art class in one of the galleries at the Barnes Foundation's previous location in Merion, Pa.   Photo provided by Barnes Foundation)

Lincoln University Takes Steps To Enhance Partnership With The Barnes Foundation

Even as Saadia Lawton came to Lincoln University two years ago to teach art, she couldn’t figure out why the school had never developed a nationally known program in visual arts and museum studies.

08/12/2012

On Apr. 1, the U.S. government began conducting the census. (credit: Chip Comodevilla/Getty Images)

Census: Philadelphia’s White Population Up Slightly, African American Numbers Down Slightly

New information from the U.S. Census indicates that the number of whites increased slightly in Philadelphia, while the number of blacks went down slightly.

05/19/2012

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Study Finds Homicide Rate Among Pa. African-Americans Nearly Six Times National Average

A study by the Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C. now reveals the Homicide Victimization rate for African Americans in Pennsylvania is nearly six times the national overall homicide rate.

01/25/2012

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Philadelphia Gets A New Television Network Geared Towards African Americans

Lenfest Broadcasting announced the launched of the first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network geared specifically toward an African American audience.

12/03/2011

(Mayor Nutter, left, makes a comment during today's conference at the Constitution Center.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Hosts Confab Looking To Reduce Black-on-Black Violence

Civic and political leaders from across the country gathered in Philadelphia on Tuesday to strategize how to reduce the violence in the African-American male community.

10/25/2011

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Calling It A Success, Nutter Extends Earlier Curfew For Two More Weeks

The Nutter administration will extend an earlier curfew in targeted areas for another two weeks, declaring the tool has been effective in preventing violent incidents.

08/21/2011

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The 17th Annual QFest Opens This Week

This is a film festival in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. Ray Murry, artistic director of Qfest says over the past 17 years, the types of movies shown in this film festival have changed.

07/04/2011

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New Documentary Exposes Issues Of Color In African American Community

A new documentary explores the idea surrounding dark-skinned and light-skinned black women.

06/03/2011

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Black History Showcase At Pennsylvania Convention Center

A unique exhibit that showcases real stories and real artifacts about African Americans opens this weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

04/21/2011

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Plan To Aid African-American Men In Philadelphia Unveiled

A ten-year plan to help solve some of the problems facing African-American men in Philadelphia was unveiled Tuesday at a recreation center in North Philadelphia.

04/05/2011

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