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Month Long Celebration Of Black Writing Festival Kicks Off In Less Than A Week

A South Philadelphia non-profit that brings art to underserved communities is gearing up for its 30-day Celebration of Black Writing Festival and the event kicks off in less than a week.

04/25/2015

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Jazz Appreciation Month To End With A Bang

With less than a dozen events remaining in Jazz Appreciation month — this weekend is expected to bring the noise.

04/23/2015

(Monnett Sudler plays guitar during the inaugural Wednesday jazz concert at the office of Creative Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

City of Philadelphia Kicks Off Weekly Lunchtime Jazz Series in City Hall

Room 116 of City Hall was standing-room-only for the launch of the new series.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Winners of the "Selma" contest at the National Liberty Museum, in Old City.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Three Students Honored in Philadelphia For Essays Honoring Dr. King’s Selma March

The National Liberty Museum, in Old City, rolled out the red carpet for three students who submitted the winning essays and video speeches marking the 50th anniversary of the historic march.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

Seth Williams, David Bowen, Ernest Chester and Hakeem Watson, along with defense lawyers, court administrators and President Judge Marsha Neifield at graduation at the Criminal Justice Center. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia DA’s Program Gives Nonviolent Drug Offenders Alternative To Prison

The Choice is Yours is a 13-month program that gives nonviolent drug offenders an alternative to incarceration.

04/21/2015

Federal prosecutors, the mayor and Philadelphia police officials met with more than a dozen community leaders Monday in the second roundtable discussion on community policing.  (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Roundtable Discussion On Community Policing Held In Philadelphia

Federal prosecutors, the mayor and Philadelphia police officials met with more than a dozen community leaders Monday in the second roundtable discussion on community policing.

04/20/2015

(Valerie Crabbe and Larry Harris, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Enriching The Lives of Foster Children

When Valerie Crabbe and Larry Harris got married, they already had six kids between them and decided to adopt two more. They now run a foundation to help foster kids.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

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Local Group’s Effort Could Change Economic Landscape For Those Needing Another Chance

A Southwest Philadelphia non-profit that helps ex-offenders re-enter society announced it’s teaming up with more than a dozen companies.

04/18/2015

(Philadelphia police officers are treated to a free catered lunch by the City Life Church.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Church Spends $33,000 Performing Acts Of Kindness

“Generosity is contagious, and it’s the most enjoyable way to live,” says Brad Leach, head pastor of City Life Church, which provided a free lunch for officers of the Third Police District.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

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Caretakers Of Abandoned Quadriplegic Man: “All Of This Seemed Very Quickly To Us To Be Out Of Character.”

They called the man’s doctor, his aunt and police for help, to no avail. Then three days later a man found Norman lying in the woods, weak, but alive.

04/15/2015

(The area where the young man was discovered by a passerby, lying on the ground near his wheelchair.  Image from CBS3)

Phila. Police Examining Prior Living Situation of Disabled Man Found Lying in Cobbs Creek Woods

Philadelphia police lieutenant John Walker says officials want to figure out the quality of care previously provided to the young man and what agencies have been involved in overseeing his case.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

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Supporting Sick Kids and Their Families, In Memory of N.J. Teen Who Lost His Cancer Fight

Justin Barnabei passed away last April, after his second bout with acute lymphoblastic leukemia became too much to bear.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

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Two Suspects In 2013 Murder Of College Basketball Player Plead Guilty

Two suspects involved in the November 2013 murder of former Community College of Philadelphia basketball player in North Philadelphia pleaded guilty to murder this week.

04/07/2015

(Billie Holiday, in the early 1950s.  Photo by Hulton Archive/ Getty Images)

At Last, Billie Holiday Being Nominated For Broad St. ‘Walk Of Fame’ Plaque

Singer Billie Holiday was born 100 years ago today, in West Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

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Rhonda Willingham, Helping The Menfolk Get A Leg Up

Rhonda Willingham founded MenzFit, a nonprofit group that helps men dress for success and get jobs.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

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