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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

PFT leader Jerry Jordan (credit: Steve Tawa)

PFT Says Young People Need Opportunity To Voice Concerns In Aftermath Of Ferguson, Staton Island

Teachers, parents and faith leaders are weighing in on the two grand jury presentments this past week that cleared white police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

12/06/2014

(A peaceful protest on November 17th in Clayton, Mo.    Photo by Michael B. Thomas/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Rally Set To Respond to Grand Jury Findings in Ferguson, Mo. Shooting

The rallies, dozens across the country, are being organized on social media.

11/18/2014

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Festival Of Story Telling Kicks Off This Week In Philadelphia

The 13th annual First Person Arts Festival kicks off on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

11/02/2014

(A military checkpoint in Ferguson, Mo.   Photo by Rev. Mark Tyler, provided)

Philadelphia Clergy Join Protests Over Ferguson, Mo. Police Shooting

They began arriving in Ferguson on Sunday and, one by one, the half-dozen Philadelphia religious leaders have joined peaceful protesters in marches across that city.

08/20/2014

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Christians In Society Hill Celebrate Easter With Sunrise Service

Mother Bethel AME church in Society Hill offered a 6 a.m. service where more than one hundred members showed up for the early worship.

04/20/2014

(Philadelphia NAACP president Jerome Mondesire announces the essay contest.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Two Phila. Groups Sponsoring Black History Month Student Essay Contest

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.

01/09/2014

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church And Mother Bethel AME Celebrate History With Joint Mass

The two churches that started what has become known as the Black Church Movement in America united for a historic worship service Sunday morning at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Lancaster Avenue.

11/20/2011

Arch Street Friends House

Top Historic Sacred Spots In Philadelphia

Most people know Philadelphia as the birth place of liberty — the place where concepts like freedom of speech and Democracy were perfected.

01/12/2011