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The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the 'March on Washington'. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

2013 IN REVIEW: Civil Rights Movement Turns 50

The tumultuous year of 1963 included the March on Washington, Dr. King’s historic speech, and the assassination of Pres. Kennedy.

12/26/2013

September 1927: American stage and film performer Al Jolson wearing blackface make-up in the first talkie film 'The Jazz Singer.' Historically, blackface emerged in the mid-19th century, representing a combination of put-down, fear and morbid fascination with black culture. (credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

People In Blackface Are Making Headlines Again This Halloween Season

In spite of the historic outrage over the issue, people are still wearing blackface as part of their Halloween costume.

10/30/2013

Stigall Show Log 8.7.13

Chris reviews President Obama’s appearance with Jay Leno last night, efforts by Congressman Bob Brady to bring the 2016 Democratic Convention to Philadelphia and Riley Cooper’s return to Eagles training camp. He also talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine and Congressman Pat Meehan.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/07/2013

Sabrina Hugh (left) of God's Blessing who organized the event and Akilah Lindler (right), CEO of The Lindler Consulting Group who helped organize. (Credit: Dan Wing)

Local Group Puts Together Care Package For Trayvon Martin’s Mother

The effort was put together by a local community activist, who wanted to send love and support to Sybrina Fulton.

07/28/2013

(Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, addresses the National Urban League meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Image from video feed)

Mother of Trayvon Martin Makes Emotional Speech at Philadelphia Appearance

Sybrina Fulton received a standing ovation from a crowd of about 2,000 people at the Pennsylvania Convention Center before speaking about her slain son, her shattered life, and her faith in God.

07/26/2013

The Reverend Al Sharpton addresses the Urban League Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Jackson, Sharpton Address Urban League Conference Ahead Of Trayvon Martin’s Mother

The mother of Trayvon Martin will speak today at the National Urban League meeting in Philadelphia.

07/26/2013

Urban League President Marc Morial (credit: Pat Loeb)

National Urban League Conference In Philadelphia Adapts To Recent Events

The National Urban League conference opens in Philadelphia on Wednesday, bringing some 6,000 people and an estimated $8-million in economic activity to the city.

07/23/2013

Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Mom To Speak In Philadelphia This Week

The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will speak in Philadelphia this week at the National Urban League’s annual conference.

07/22/2013

(credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Online Social Movement “Black Twitter” Becoming Force For Social Change

Recent racially charged controversies — like the Trayvon Martin case — have galvanized the community, and a big part of the conversation is online.

07/22/2013

(credit: Samantha Butler)

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

ZIMMERMAN REAX #1

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

US-SCHOOL-SHOOTING-MEMORIAL

Drexel Professor Analyzes Statements Made By President On Zimmerman Trial

A Drexel professor has analyzed President Obama’s remarks on the George Zimmerman trail outcome.

07/19/2013

Stigall Show Log 7.19.13

From Beach Haven at the Jersey shore, Chris follows the bankruptcy filing by the city of Detroit, the President’s statements on the efficacy of Obamacare. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece, and Lou Richards, Owner of the Crust and Crumb.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/19/2013

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

(Illustration by Ed Fischer)

Town Watch Organizer Says Movement Will Thrive In Aftermath of Florida Case

Based in Wynnewood, Pa., the National Association of Town Watch has been around for more than thirty years, providing support for thousands of town watch members across the country.

07/17/2013

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