Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
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
The Chosen 300 Ministry, a local interdenominational non-profit group, is starting its King Day of Service activities Sunday on Dr. King’s birthday.
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.
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.
This year, for the first time, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service will include a job fair with more than 20 employers.
Some members of “Occupy Philadelphia” are concerned about the group’s future.