City Council Declares Gun Violence As 'Public Health Epidemic'Councilman Curtis Jones co-sponsored the resolution, which carries no actual weight, but was welcomed by activists such as Dorothy Johnson-Speight of Mothers in Charge.
'Mothers In Charge' Mourning Slain OfficerPhiladelphia's 22nd police district, located in the heart of North Philadelphia, is mourning the loss of Officer Robert Wilson the third.
Community Leaders Organize Hands Across Philadelphia Anti-Violence MarchCommunity leaders held a press conference this week to announce the second annual Hands Across Philadelphia march, which is scheduled for next Saturday. Scores of groups will join hands to stop violence in the city.
Mothers In Charge Exhibit Uses Portraits To Demonstrate Toll Violence Takes On ChildrenMothers in Charge held its annual conference earlier this week. One of the exhibits included portraits of innocent children killed by violence.
Second Annual Antiviolence Conference in Philadelphia Draws HundredsThe conference, with nearly 200 attendees and sponsored by the Philadelphia group "Mothers In Charge," is titled "Law and Order or Vigilante Justice."
Mothers In Charge Hosts Second Annual Cost Of Violence ConferenceA North Philadelphia non-profit that was founded to help mothers cope after losing a child to violence will celebrate 12 years this week.
'Mothers In Charge' Honors Lives Cut Short Due To Violence In 2013The group Mothers in Charge held its annual "As We Remember Them" event in Center City last night, honoring those murdered during the past year.
North Philadelphia Foundation Hands Out $20,000 in Neighborhood GrantsKen Scott, president of Beech Companies, handed out twenty $1,000 grants from the Alston-Beech Foundation to area nonprofits.
After Recent Events, The Debate Continues Over Gun ControlIn one week, the issue of who owns guns comes to the forefront again.
Philadelphia Contingent Travels to Harrisburg for Gun Control RallyAbout two dozen people, determined to make their voices heard, boarded a bus in North Philadelphia for the ride to Harrisburg.
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.
New Bill To Be Introduced That Would Make Witness Intimidation A Federal OffenseIt’s a scenario that Dorothy Johnson-Speight hears over and over from members of the group she founded, Mothers in Charge.
Activists Gather At LOVE Park in Center City To Rally For Gun ControlMembers of a few different groups attended the rally calling for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons.
Founder Of Mother’s In Charge Continues Fight To Keep Gun Violence Issue AliveEyewitness 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.
Local Charter School Takes Step To Help End In-School ViolenceDuring 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.