African American

Victoria Onwuchekwa, owner of Chic Afrique Herbals, said she's glad the 43rd annual street festival gives her a platform to share African culture with the world.
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Cherri Gregg
April 29, 2020 - 12:26 pm
The nation's largest African-American street festival has been cancelled because of coronavirus crowd restrictions. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
March 16, 2020 - 10:55 am
A Philadelphia city councilmember wants to add hairstyles to the list of reasons that people cannot be discriminated against under the city's Fair Practices Ordinance. She introduced a bill last week that would make hair discrimination unlawful. Read more here.
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The crew for the Space Shuttle Challenger flight 51-L leaves their quarters for the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 27, 1986.
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AP News
February 20, 2020 - 11:55 am
The stories of black astronauts are shared in a new documentary that looks at the final frontier of civil rights: getting black astronauts into space amid Jim Crow, danger, discrimination and the Cold War. Within four generations, they went from slavery to space.
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Sixer Tobias Harris visits teachers at Bethune Elementary in Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
December 16, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Sixers forward Tobias Harris surprised teachers at a North Philly elementary school with gift cards — and support. He was there to acknowledge the need for more Black male teachers. Read more here.
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University of Pennsylvania Law School
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John McDevitt
October 18, 2019 - 12:47 pm
Minority law student groups at the University of Pennsylvania are calling for the dismissal of a professor who they say is offensive. The students claim professor Amy Wax has been delivering remarks that are racist, bigoted and homophobic over the years.
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Fraternity members suspended over Emmett Till photo
July 26, 2019 - 10:11 am
By Nicole Chavez and Jamiel Lynch, CNN (CNN) — Three white University of Mississippi students have been suspended from their fraternity after a photo showing them posing with guns in front of a sign memorializing Emmett Till surfaced earlier this week. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division...
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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People on the Texas State University campus Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Houston.
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April 25, 2019 - 6:57 am
By Juana Summers and Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation...
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Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP
April 15, 2019 - 12:42 pm
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The white man charged in the burnings of three Louisiana black churches faces a mountain of evidence tying him to the crimes, documenting the fires on his cellphone and an interest in arson on Facebook, the state fire marshal said Monday...
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A group of teenagers are learning about the African-American struggle for freedom and equality this summer at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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Hadas Kuznits
July 18, 2018 - 5:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some local teenagers are participating in an unconventional two-week summer camp in Center City. It might look like summer school to some, but these students are gladly delving into historical research with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's History Makers Camp...
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Streching from the Schuylkill River to 23rd and South streets every year, the unique cuisine and vibrant music attracts thousands of people to the Odunde Festival.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 10, 2018 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The largest African-American street festival in the country returned to Center City Sunday, embracing a time to celebrate and learn about African culture. Stretching from the Schuylkill River to 23rd and South streets every year, the unique cuisine, art, clothing and...
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