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WIP Morning Show Winners And Weasels For May 2nd, 2014

The 94WIP Morning Show announced their Winners and Weasels for the week of May 2nd, 2014.

05/02/2014

(NAACP Philadelphia chapter president Jerome Mondesire.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

National NAACP Suspends Head Of Philadelphia Chapter, 3 Board Members

The suspensions went into effect on April 2nd, and the suspended members have 15 days to file an appeal.

04/11/2014

From right to left (near to far) State Representative Brendan Boyle, State Senator Daylin Leach, Democratic Candidate Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, and Republican Candidate Dee Adcock. (photo credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

NAACP hosts Candidates in 13th Congressional Race for Town Hall Forum

Four of the candidates running for the 13th district congressional seat, which is currently held by Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz, took part in a town hall style question and answer session hosted by the NAACP at First Baptist Church of Crestmont in Willow Grove Monday night.

03/17/2014

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Congressman Fitzpatrick: Adegbile Rejection Will Be Turning Point For Obama Administration

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick joined Chris Stigall Thursday on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to discuss the Senate’s rejection of Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s nomination to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.

03/06/2014

(Loretta Winters, president of NAACP of Gloucester County, NJ.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Loretta Winters

A self-proclaimed advocate for women, Winters pushes for what she believes in. Four years ago she became president of the Gloucester County NAACP.

02/12/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett had said he would hold up additional funding for Philadelphia schools until the teachers' union agrees to concessions.  File photo)

Group Eyes Lawsuit To Force Pa. To Release Funding For Phila. Schools

The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia says it has precedent that shows it could work: the Chester-Upland budget crisis.

08/14/2013

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

4 More Nonprofits Push For Reforms In Next Philadelphia Teachers Contract

The Coalition for Effective Teaching, a three-month-old group of nonprofits endorsing changes in the next teachers pact, is adding four new groups.

07/24/2013

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Hundreds Attend ‘Justice For Trayvon’ Rally In Center City

A rally was held outside of the federal courthouse in Center City Saturday afternoon to urge the Justice Department to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

07/20/2013

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Local Protests Continue Over Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict

Community outrage over the not guilty verdict in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman is evolving into something more. Part of the evolution will be discussed Saturday in Philadelphia at two separate rallies.

07/20/2013

Stigall Show Log 7.18.13

Chris discusses some supermarket and pharmacy’s decision not sell this month’s issue of Rolling Stone, Jimmy Carter’s issue with race, and Philadelphia Council President Darrell Clarke’s idea to use additional sale tax revenue for employee pensions.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/18/2013

(Pa. Voting Rights Coalition operations chief Joe Certaine, at lectern, describes the group's newly expanded mission.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Group Fighting Pa. Voter ID Law Takes On Expanded Voting-Rights Role

“If one citizen is deprived of the right to vote, that’s one too many,” said Joe Certaine, the coalition’s chief of operations.

07/10/2013

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Wet Seal To Pay $7.5M In Discrimination Lawsuit

Wet Seal Inc. has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a federal racial discrimination lawsuit filed by three of the retailer’s former employees.

05/09/2013

(Afaq Mahmoud holding her ACT-SO gold medal. Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia NAACP Holding Olympics To Teach Students To Raise Standards

The Philadelphia NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) draws high school students from all over the region who compete in 26 categories for cash, bragging rights and a place in the national competition.

04/06/2013

(Proponents of a moratorium for school closures listen as Quanisha Smith of Action United speaks outside City Hall.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Nutter Says He Won’t Back a Delay in Philadelphia School Closure Plan

A coalition of groups is asking Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter to pressure the School Reform Commission to put a one-year moratorium on the plan to close dozens of schools.

03/04/2013

(NAACP Philadelphia chapter president Jerome Mondesire.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Community Activists Demand Nutter Delay Philadelphia School Closures

Local NAACP president Jerry Mondesire says repeated attempts to contact the mayor have been met with silence.

02/27/2013

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