activism

President Barack Obama honors U.S. Rep. John Lewis with Medal of Freedom
Mike Dougherty
July 30, 2020 - 10:29 am
Longtime congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis will be laid to rest today after a funeral at the legendary church where Martin Luther King Jr. used to deliver sermons. Lewis died July 17 at age 80. Read more here.
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Muhammad Ali's grandson, Jacob Ali-Wertheimer, and daughter, Khaliah Ali Wertheimer.
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Ed Benkin
June 17, 2020 - 6:00 am
Muhammad Ali was known for his activism as much as he was for his exploits in the boxing ring. Now, t hat activism is being continued by his family, including by his daughter and grandson. Read more here.
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Eco-friendly New Year's resolutions
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Rasa Kaye
December 30, 2019 - 3:16 pm
Take a long view at the next year, if not the next decade, and consider how we can all maintain the momentum toward preserving the planet. We like to call it 1Thing we can all do, but if you’re revising your list of New Year’s resolutions, there are actions you can take on a daily, monthly or once-...
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Led by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, young activists and their supporters rally for action on climate change on September 20, 2019 in New York City.
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Rasa Kaye
December 12, 2019 - 12:41 pm
It’s hard to find anyone without an opinion on climate change or its most famous teenage Cassandra , 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, crowned Time magazine's youngest-ever " Person of the Year ." According to the teenage activists she has inspired in the Philadelphia region, she's the A-word. Italics...
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Greta Thunberg is Time’s youngest “person of the year."
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AP News
December 11, 2019 - 10:36 am
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time's “person of the year” Wednesday, becoming at age 16 the youngest person to whom the U.S. magazine has given the title. Read more here.
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In this March 27, 2019, photo, Nigerian activist Michael Ighodaro speaks during a meeting of the Reclaim Pride Coalition at the Church of the Village in New York.
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AP News
June 26, 2019 - 9:06 am
of the biggest celebrations of LGBT pride in New York City history will culminate Sunday with not one, but two processions through Manhattan, after dissidents who believe the annual parade has become too commercialized decided to split off with their own march. Read more here.
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National Liberty Museum Young Heroes program
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Hadas Kuznits
May 30, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly 900 students across 18 Philadelphia schools celebrated the completion of a year-long curriculum on social justice Thursday afternoon at Temple University's Liacouras Center. The National Liberty Museum Young Heroes program teaches kids how to address social...
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg
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March 13, 2019 - 12:40 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize. Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party said they believe "...
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Sheila McCauley Keys
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Mike Dougherty
February 28, 2019 - 4:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A kitchen in Willingboro, New Jersey, is where Rosa Parks told stories to her niece, Sheila McCauley Keys. Since then, McCauley Keys has written a book about her aunt and civil rights icon. "My aunt was a community activist from an early age," she said. "She didn't...
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G. Lamar Stewart
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Cherri Gregg
February 18, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gregory Lamar Stewart is changing the game by shifting the community's perception of police. "As an African-American man, I understand the perception," noted Stewart, who works as the divisional community relations officer for the Philadelphia Police Department. "...
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