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Commemorating Black History

Since 1976, every president has proclaimed Black History Month and the leadership of African Americans has been widely noted.

02/20/2012

(Curt Chambers.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Curt Chambers

Known as “Philly’s Rock Star,” Curt Chambers is a singer, Grammy-nominated songwriter, and musician.

02/08/2012

(Kristin Haskins Simms.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Kristin Haskins Simms

Once a contestant on the TV show “Project Runway,” graphic designer Kristin Haskins Simms is the founder and designer of the fashion line Strangefruit.

02/08/2012

("DJ Diamond Kuts."  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Tina (‘DJ Diamond Kuts’) Dunham

Tina Dunham, a.k.a. “DJ Diamond Kuts,” has toured with artists like Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj, is a DJ on Philly’s Power 99, and a host on BET’s, “The Deal.”

02/08/2012

(KeVen Parker.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

KeVen Parker

Entrepreneur KeVen Parker is most known for his soul food establishment “Ms. Tootsie’s,” is branching out with a lifestyle boutique and a hotel of lavish, extended-stay suites.

02/08/2012

(Vidal Davis.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Vidal Davis

Vidal Davis is one-half of the dynamic, Grammy-winning producing duo Dre & Vidal. The pair has played a significant role in keeping Philly’s name on the musical map.

02/08/2012

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Favorite Books For Young People Featuring African-Americans

In February, Black History Month, many books for young people focusing on the black experience are showcased.

02/07/2012

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

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Top Black History Month Events In Philadelphia

With Black History Month upon us, Philadelphians won’t struggle to find special programming, events and venues that are celebrating.

02/01/2012

CBS3/The CW Philly And KYW Newsradio 1060 Celebrate Black History Month

For the third year in a row, CBS 3 and The CW Philly will highlight five creative ambassadors in Philadelphia in celebration of Black History Month.

02/01/2012

(by KYW's Karin Phillips)

Authors Speak About 19th Century Civil Rights Movement

Two local authors have written a new book on America’s first civil rights movement in the 19th century. The two authors spoke to employees of PNC Bank at a Black History Month event this week.

02/18/2011

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Part 6: DJ Jazzy Jeff

Jeff Townes is a world-renowned DJ and producer who has represented his hometown of Philadelphia in almost everything he does.

02/04/2011

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Discovering Frances Harper

A poet, novelist, political activist and vice president of the newly formed National Association of Colored Women in 1896… yet the name Frances Ellen Watkins Harper cannot be found in most history books.

02/02/2011

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CBS 3, The CW Philly And KYW Newsradio 1060 Celebrate Black History Month By Showcasing Next Generation Of Black Artists

For the second year in a row, CBS 3 and The CW Philly will highlight the next generation of influential Black artists in Philadelphia in celebration of Black History Month.

02/01/2011

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