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Mothers In Charge Exhibit Uses Portraits To Demonstrate Toll Violence Takes On Children

Mothers in Charge held its annual conference earlier this week. One of the exhibits included portraits of innocent children killed by violence.

05/17/2014

(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.”

05/12/2014

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.

05/11/2014

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.

12/28/2013

(Shalimar Thomas, left, receives a grant from Ken Scott.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

North Philadelphia Foundation Hands Out $20,000 in Neighborhood Grants

Ken Scott, president of Beech Companies, handed out twenty $1,000 grants from the Alston-Beech Foundation to area nonprofits.

12/12/2013

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After Recent Events, The Debate Continues Over Gun Control

In one week, the issue of who owns guns comes to the forefront again.

09/22/2013

(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.

06/05/2013

(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.

05/06/2013

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New Bill To Be Introduced That Would Make Witness Intimidation A Federal Offense

It’s a scenario that Dorothy Johnson-Speight hears over and over from members of the group she founded, Mothers in Charge.

04/26/2013

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.

04/13/2013

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Founder Of Mother’s In Charge Continues Fight To Keep Gun Violence Issue Alive

Eyewitness News sat down with one local woman, who was in D.C. fighting to keep the gun violence issue alive on behalf of her son.

02/17/2013

(Burger with Tahill and another student preparing to role play conflict scenario Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Charter School Takes Step To Help End In-School Violence

During his State of the Union address, President Obama called on community leaders to help find solutions to violence. A local non-profit took the message to heart and met with students at a charter school.

02/16/2013

(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.

01/16/2013

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.

12/27/2012

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Slain Philadelphia Police Officer’s Mother Helps Lead Peace Walk Down Broad Street

It was an emotional Wednesday evening as Officer Moses Walker’s mother joined a peace walk down Broad Street in North Philadelphia to protest violence. But her walk cut short, just yards away from where her son was killed.

08/22/2012

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