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(KYW's Larry Kane)

For Black History Month, An Educator And Pastor Share Their Thoughts

This month has been set aside to study and learn from black history. And two contributors from the area are making their own mark.

02/24/2013

(The Rev. Brian Jenkins.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: Feeding the Hungry and Homeless

Rev. Brian Jenkins and his wife founded Chosen 300 Ministries in 1996, and have been providing meals, prayer sessions, and fellowship for the homeless ever since.

02/15/2013

(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

(Greg Corbin.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: Poetry for Youth

The Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement is changing the game for young people, one verse at a time.

02/13/2013

(Darren Laws, left, and Isam Keith Smith at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: ‘The Mission’

Three years ago, Darren Laws (left) started The Mission, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving young people in Chester, Pa.

02/12/2013

Ida B. Wells

Who Was Ida B. Wells?

It’s Black History Month. Ida B. Wells, an investigative journalist who confronted issues such as Jim Crow laws and lynching, cannot be left out of that story.

02/12/2013

(Marcus Allen, CEO of ACHIEVEability, outside one of the nonprofit group's residence projects.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: ACHIEVEability

AchieveAbility was founded more than 30 years ago with a mission of a providing housing for single, homeless parents. The group now helps families permanently break the cycle of poverty through education, parenting classes, financial literacy, and more.

02/11/2013

(Suzzette Ortiz rehearses with her concert choir at the Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, in Camden.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: Suzzette Ortiz

Musician and teacher Suzzette Ortiz is changing the game for her students in Camden, NJ, one song at a time.

02/08/2013

(Raymond Gant co founder of the ray of hope project, standing in front of his clean up truck "Felix" Credit Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: The ‘Ray of Hope’ Project

“We just went in there and started cleaning it up,” says Raymond Gant, who grew up in North Philadelphia. “We started cleaning up the neighborhood, cleaning up the community.”

02/07/2013

(The Philadelphia chapter of "Black Girls Run" holds a "Run 2 Vote" event to promote voter participation.  Photo provided)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: ‘Black Girls Run’

With mantras like “Preserve the Sexy” and “Leave No Woman Behind,” Black Girls Run is changing the game on black women’s health, one race at a time.

02/06/2013

(Members of Ready Willing & Able are advised how to keep a job and how to save money.  Photo provided)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: Ready Willing & Able

Also known as the “Men in Blue,” Ready Willing & Able is all about opportunity.

02/05/2013

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Greater Norristown PAL Celebrates Black History Month With Group Of Firsts

Youth ages 10 to 18 will attend the program, which will include a panel of distinguished Montgomery County trailblazers.

02/04/2013

(Kindergarteners get books at a West Philadelphia school library manned by WePAC volunteers.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: West Philadelphia Alliance for Children

CBS Philly celebrates Black History Month with these profiles of notable Philadelphia “gamechangers,” making a difference in the lives of the city’s African-Americans.

02/04/2013

The Kimmel Center (credit: Wiki Commons)

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

Black Pearl Orchestra rehearsing inside of Philadelphia Cathedral. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Black Pearl Orchestra Performs Black History Month Concert This Saturday

The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra will perform its Black History Month concert at the Philadelphia Cathedral in University City on Saturday.

03/09/2012

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