Black History Month

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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Mural Arts Philadelphia  is featuring a Black History Month-themed mural tour of the city.
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Hadas Kuznits
February 06, 2019 - 6:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In celebration of Black History Month, Mural Arts Philadelphia is featuring a themed mural tour of the city on Sunday. The Black History Month Mural Arts Tour is the story of the African-American struggle in Philadelphia through art. "And it really sort of focuses on...
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The Rev. Howard Thurman was a spiritual genius who shaped much of 20th century America but his introverted persona kept him away from the spotlight.
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February 01, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By John Blake, CNN (CNN) -- A visitor seeking advice from the Rev. Howard Thurman one day was talking about what the world needs when Thurman interrupted him. "Don't ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, and go do it," Thurman told him. "Because what the world needs are people...
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Cory Booker
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February 01, 2019 - 7:06 am
By Rebecca Buck, CNN (CNN) -- Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat who rose to prominence as Newark's charismatic and ambitious mayor, announced Friday that he is running for president. Booker chose the first day of Black History Month to launch his campaign, timing that nods to Booker's own...
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