Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.
Chris reviews the report on the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse cover up released yesterday by Louis Freeh and he discusses the fallout with the Philly Posts Kevin Cirilli and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, and Comedian Greg Proops.
Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.
Chris reviews Mitt Romney’s speech yesterday in front of the NAACP and details the United States Olympic Committees efforts to get Olympic Gyro in Reading Terminal Market to change their name. He talks Republican Senate Candidate Tom Smith about his campaign against Bob Casey and Kirsten Kukowski from the Republican National Committee about President Obama’s record of outsourcing.
The Philadelphia Branch of the NAACP is taking a new approach to fighting violence in the community by holding a conference on love and relationships.
The man’s family and the NAACP are calling for a federal investigation into the department’s use of deadly force against unarmed civilians.
Chris talks about the death of Muammar Qaddafi with CBS News Military Analyst Mike Lyons, Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan with Steve Cordasco, and the state of the Eagles with CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.
An attorney for the ACLU of Philadelphia says the city violated the First Amendment when it turned down the ad, citing its subject matter.
Representatives of the NAACP say they are standing behind veteran officer Kerry Godbold, whom they say was passed over by the department in his bid to become a sergeant earlier this year.
After threat of a lawsuit by the local branch of the NAACP, Philadelphia City Council has agreed to expand the number of hearings into how the city will be redistricted in accordance with the latest census.
Philadelphia will soon become the latest U.S. city to “ban the box,” prohibiting questions about a person’s criminal record on job applications.
The local branch of the NAACP is accusing a South Philadelphia hotel of discrimination, for allegedly asking that the attached restaurant not schedule any hip-hop parties.
A poet, novelist, political activist and vice president of the newly formed National Association of Colored Women in 1896… yet the name Frances Ellen Watkins Harper cannot be found in most history books.
President Obama has been campaigning hard in heavily democratic cities like Philadelphia to rally the African-American vote.