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Martin Luther King Jr.

Inventions

3-On Your Side: Inexpensive Inventions Helping Worldwide

We’re all looking for products that make our lives easier. But in some parts of the world the simplest of tools have the potential to save lives as well.

01/16/2012

(Vice president Joe Biden, right, is accompanied by Mayor Nutter, center, and others for a Martin Luther King Day of Service event at Girard College.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

VP Biden Joins Philadelphia Officials For ‘MLK Day of Service’ Events

An estimated 85,000 volunteers participated in more than 1,300 services projects on Monday as part of the Greater Philadelphia Area Martin Luther King Day of Service.

01/16/2012

(Credit: Temple University)

Local Civil Rights Activist Remembers Dr. King

Even though Monday is the official King Holiday, Sunday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday. To reflect on the day, activist and NAACP Board Member Donald “Ducky” Birts discusses his friendship with Dr. King

01/15/2012

(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

Juniata

Mayor Nutter To Hold Community MLK Rally Near Site Of Fatal Ambush

Monday’s Martin Luther King Day activities in Philadelphia now include a late-afternoon gathering in Juniata, the neighborhood where four teens were ambushed in a packed car last Tuesday.

01/15/2012

Todd Bernstein, founder of Philadelphia's MLK Day of Service

Local ‘Champions Of Change’ Honored At The White House

Every week, the White House honors community leaders as “Champions of Change” for their service. This week’s theme was “Following in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Out of the eight honorees, three were local residents.

01/12/2012

FILE PHOTO (credit: www.nationalservice.org)

MLK Day Of Service Adds A Job Fair For 2012

This year, for the first time, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service will include a job fair with more than 20 employers.

12/19/2011

(Some members of "Occupy Philadelphia" were arrested by Philadelphia Police last week after blocking traffic on the Market Street bridge at 30th Street.   Credit: John McDevitt)

Some ‘Occupy Philly’ Campers Say Protest Group Is Too Splintered

Some members of “Occupy Philadelphia” are concerned about the group’s future.

11/21/2011

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