Black History Month

Whiskey Walk
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Holli Stephens
February 28, 2020 - 4:00 am
It’s a leap year — so don’t miss out on these Philly-centric events that only come once every four years. Get the details on The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend.
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Black History Month banner
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Hadas Kuznits
February 17, 2020 - 4:00 am
February is Black History Month, and a local therapist suggests it's also a good time to open up a conversation about race with your children, especially in families that are not ethnically diverse. Read more here.
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Dancers during CultureFest at Penn Museum.
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Holli Stephens
February 14, 2020 - 4:00 am
Love is in the air this weekend. Spend it with someone you care about and plan it out using The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend.
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People watching a movie.
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Shara Dae Howard
February 10, 2020 - 6:39 pm
At the Philadelphia Film Society, Black History Month continues with a one-time screening of a Spike Lee classic. Read more here.
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M'Balia Singley, who created and performs the show "Turn" at the Kimmel Center.
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Antionette Lee
February 08, 2020 - 10:13 am
In honor of Black History Month, the city is booming with events that showcase Black contributions to the arts and society, including a show by a woman who was feautured on Grammy-nominated artist John Legend's first album.
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The Free Library of Philadelphia poster celebrating Black History Month.
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Shara Dae Howard
February 03, 2020 - 6:49 pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Black History Month with a series of nearly 100 programs. Read more here.
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Panelists:  Jennifer Rodríguez, Sulaiman Rahman, Charles Gallagher, Stacy Hawkins
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Flashpoint
February 02, 2020 - 6:30 am
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about diversity and inclusion as we kick off Black History Month. Read more.
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Sister Thea Bowman
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Kim Glovas
February 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Black History Month wraps up, a Villanova University professor is focused on the move to declare sainthood to a black woman who was one of the first to enter the Catholic sisterhood. Sister Thea Bowman was the role model for Whoopi Goldberg's character in the 1992...
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Students at a Philadelphia elementary school celebrate Black History Month with the creation of a so-called "living wax museum."
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Hadas Kuznits
February 22, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Second graders at J.Y. Kelly Discovery Charter School celebrate Black History Month with the creation of a so-called "living wax museum." "The students are becoming the wax figure actually themselves, whether it's somebody that's a celebrity or an historical African...
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A Lyft driver places the Amp on his dashboard.
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Rachel Kurland
February 08, 2019 - 12:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Throughout the month of February, Lyft is offering one free ride, up to $10, to take you to Philadelphia's black history museums. The ride is also valid to African-American memorials, cultural sites and black-owned businesses in the region. The following museums...
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