Dorothy Johnson Speight

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Antiviolence Groups Gearing Up For Saturday March in Nation’s Capital

“We look at homicide as a public health epidemic,” said Dorothy Johnson Speight, who started Mothers in Charge after her 24-year-old son, Khaaliq, was murdered several years ago.


(The  "Law and Order or Vigilante Justice" conference, sponsored by Mothers In Charge, at the Sheraton Hotel in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Second Annual Antiviolence Conference in Philadelphia Draws Hundreds

The conference, with nearly 200 attendees and sponsored by the Philadelphia group “Mothers In Charge,” is titled “Law and Order or Vigilante Justice.”


Dorothy Johnson Speight and Rev Waller from Enon Tabernacle Church from 2013 Cost of Violence Conference. (credit: Mothers In Charge)

Mothers In Charge Hosts Second Annual Cost Of Violence Conference

A North Philadelphia non-profit that was founded to help mothers cope after losing a child to violence will celebrate 12 years this week.


Mothers in Charge Founder and Executive Director Dorothy Johnson-Speight speaking at "As We Remember Them" (credit: Tim Jimenez)

‘Mothers In Charge’ Honors Lives Cut Short Due To Violence In 2013

The group Mothers in Charge held its annual “As We Remember Them” event in Center City last night, honoring those murdered during the past year.


(A Philadelphia contingent of gun control advocates boards a bus in North Philadelphia for a trip to Harrisburg.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Contingent Travels to Harrisburg for Gun Control Rally

About two dozen people, determined to make their voices heard, boarded a bus in North Philadelphia for the ride to Harrisburg.


(Portraits of young victims of violence are diplayed alongside the opening panel of the antiviolence conference at the Sheraton Hotel in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Antiviolence Group Takes Its Message National With Two-Day Conference

“Mothers in Charge” has been a leading voice against violence in Philadelphia, but founder Dorothy Johnson-Speight says it’s a national problem.


Moms Demand Action leader Nadine Freedman calls for stronger gun laws during a rally at LOVE Park. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Activists Gather At LOVE Park in Center City To Rally For Gun Control

Members of a few different groups attended the rally calling for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons.


(Pres. Obama and VP Joe Biden announce the administration's new gun law proposals today in Washington, DC.   Credit: Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Pres. Obama Gets Some Quick Reactions on Gun Safety Initiative

President Obama has called for sweeping new gun laws in the United States, setting the stage for what may become the most sweeping political battle over gun control in decades.


Dorothy Johnson-Speight (left in purple scarf) has seen the group she founded grow exponentially since 2003. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Mothers In Charge Hold Evening Of Healing Event To Remember Over 300 Murder Victims In Philadelphia

Mothers in Charge held their annual Evening of Healing in Center City Thursday night to remember the more than 300 murder victims in Philadelphia in 2012 as well as those from years past.



Murder Victims Names Read Aloud During Motorcade Through Philadelphia

A motorcade through the city streets tomorrow aims to remember the more than 300 homicide victims in Philadelphia in 2011.


File Photo of Mothers In Charge (Credit: Mike Denardo)

Mothers In Charge Organizes Motorcade Remembering 300 Homicide Victims

A motorcade through the city streets on Thursday aims to remember the more than 300 homicide victims in Philadelphia in 2011.


Mayor Nutter commends Mothers In Charge at the group's 7th Anniversary. (Photo provided by Mothers In Charge)

Mothers In Charge Marks 8th Anniversary

Mothers in Charge is marking its 8th anniversary of helping those who have lost children to violence.