The Martin Luther King Association is finalizing preparations for its 32nd annual awards and benefits luncheon.
Community groups are planning a townhall following the controversial stop-and-frisk that left a 16-year-old with serious injuries.
Thanks to funding from the city, the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League and other donors, the Octavius V. Catto Memorial Fund will soon announce a sculptor for a memorial paying homage to the civil rights pioneer.
A state judge has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania’s voters to show photo identification at the polls.
This week a federal court struck down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage, making it the second time in a month a court overturned such a ban in a conservative state.
Octavius Catto was killed in South Philadelphia on the frontlines of the struggle for equality, fighting for voter rights on Election Day, 1871.
The student-organized, student-run blood drive, administered by the Red Cross, could be a lifesaver for some of the tens of thousands of African-Americans with sickle-cell anemia.
The Philadelphia branch of the NAACP and the antiviolence initiave “Hands Across Philadelphia” are teaming up with the Philadelphia school district to launch a new essay contest focused on black history.
There’s a new police chief in Norristown and he’s meeting with leaders in the Latino community this week to draft a policy the will help ease tensions between Latino immigrants and law enforcement.
To set the tone for this year’s theme, the Girard College lower school choir performed.
Area doctors offices are getting backlogged as patients newly insured under the Affordable Care Act seek appointments.
“This is one of things that the department needed to do to make sure that we are treating people fairly and in the proper way,” Philadelphia Police spokesman Lt. John Stanford says.
The Jewels of Islam is believed to be one of the only Muslim women’s outreach organizations for seniors in Pennsylvania.
If you own a business or home, here’s a bit of advice — be sure to clear a walkway.
The competition is part of Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450, a yearlong celebration of Shakespeare.