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Martin Luther King Day

Some of the leaders who helped lead Monday's "MLK DARE" march include (left to right), Rev. Greg Holston, POWER; Paul Winston Cange, PURP; Raphael Curtis, Fight for 15 (min.wage); Leslie MacFadyen, Ferguson Response Network; Diane Isser, 15 Now; Tamara Anderson, Caucus for Working Educators; Bishop Dwayne Royster, POWER; and Rev. Mark Tyler, POWER.  All of these leaders are featured on the podcast.  Photographed at Mother Bethel AME Church by Cherri Gregg)

Monday’s MLK Day March Through Center City Puts Next Generation of Leaders in Spotlight

The organizers of that massive march are not the names usually associated with traditional civic leadership in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(Marchers rally in front of School District of Philadelphia headquarters, on North Broad Street.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Thousands March Through Central Philadelphia For Justice, Jobs, and Fairness

The event was organized by a coalition that calls itself MLK Day of Action, Resistance, and Empowerment (“MLK DARE”).

01/19/2015

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Aetna Increases Minimum Wage For Employees

Activists across the country will rally for a higher minimum wage today, calling economic justice part of the unfinished business of Martin Luther King’s legacy. One company is putting itself out in front of that movement.

01/19/2015

(Credit: Kim Glovas)

Folks March Against Gun Violence In Philadelphia

One of the Martin Luther King Day events taking place Monday was a rally and safety walk against gun violence in Southwest Philadelphia.

01/20/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Bank Underwrites Free Admissions To African-American Museum on MLK Day

Citizens Bank CEO Daniel Fitzpatrick said the bank’s charitable foundation is donating $25,000 to underwrite the museum’s costs on January 20th, to offer free admission and cultural activities to more than 3,000 expected visitors.

01/09/2014

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Kidcasting From The Please Touch Museum On Martin Luther King Day

Little news fans turned out at The Please Touch Museum on Martin Luther King Day Monday, Jan. 21st, 2013.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2013

Actor Danny Glover delivers a speech at Rowan University's annual MLK breakfast. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Actor Danny Glover Brings MLK Day Message To Rowan University

Actor Danny Glover of ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’ fame brought a personal perspective to Rowan University’s annual Martin Luther King Junior breakfast on Monday.

01/21/2013

Barack Obama Is Sworn In As 44th President Of The United States

Top Ways To Experience The Presidential Inauguration In Philadelphia

Philadelphia residents don’t have to make the trip to the nation’s capital to take part in the festivities.

01/07/2013

(Credit: Michelle Durham)

National Constitution Center Offers Children’s Service Activities for MLK Day

The National Constitution Center, on Independence Mall, had lots of activities for the thousands of Delaware Valley kids who had the day off from school for Martin Luther King Day.

01/16/2012

(Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

At MLK Event In NJ, Bill Cosby Urges Parents To Monitor Their Kids More Closely

Cosby provided a mix of smiles and brutal, thought-provoking honesty in his King Day address at Rowan University, in Glassboro.

01/16/2012

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Liberty Bell Is Rung, Softly, To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King

This year’s honorees are two daughters of Malcom X and Betty Shabazz.

01/16/2012

(Exhibits at the Museum of American Jewish History trace the civil rights movement, before and after Dr. Martin Luther King.   Credit: John Ostapkovich)

For MLK Day, Civil Rights History Spotlighted At Philadelphia’s Jewish History Museum

The museum, usually closed on Mondays, was bustling on Monday with a crowd taking advantage of free admission in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

01/16/2012

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Homeless Celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday With Church Service

The Chosen 300 Ministry, a local interdenominational non-profit group, is starting its King Day of Service activities Sunday on Dr. King’s birthday.

01/15/2012

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Local Parishoner Reflects On Living In A Segregated World

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia held its 28th annual interfaith prayer service Sunday afternoon at St. Malachy Church in North Philadelphia. One parishoner in particular was touched by the service.

01/17/2011

Second Annual ‘Mac Off’ Is Monday In Collingswood

A unique cooking competition will benefit a local food bank on Martin Luther King Day.

01/16/2011

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