Black Lives Matter

From left: Alicia Garza, co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement; Cecile Richards, former head of Planned Parenthood; Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance
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April 29, 2019 - 9:37 am
By Julie Pace, AP Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the nation's most influential activists are launching an organization that aims to harness the political power of women to influence elections and shape local and national policy priorities. Dubbed Supermajority, the organization...
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Philadelphia school maintenance workers are watching out for faulty equipment after a parent says his young son suffered an electrical burn at school.
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Mike DeNardo
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of activist teachers is bringing Black Lives Matter Week back to Philadelphia schools next month. Members of the Caucus of Working Educators, an activist teacher group, started the week two years ago around a week of lessons on racial justice. Teacher Ismael...
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Mark Luckie
Mark Luckie
November 28, 2018 - 11:30 am
By Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business (CNN) -- Facebook has a "black people problem," according to a former black manager at the company. On Tuesday, the manager, vocal diversity advocate Mark S. Luckie, made public a memo he sent to Facebook's global staff before leaving the company on November 16...
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James Alex Fields Jr
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November 26, 2018 - 1:25 pm
By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN (CNN) -- Charlottesville, Virginia, is again bracing for journalists and protesters to converge on the city as jury selection began Monday for the man accused of killing Heather Heyer at last year's Unite the Right rally. Jury selection is expected to take two or three...
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In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File
September 04, 2018 - 7:26 am
By David Bauder, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin's family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor's eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul's funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political...
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Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer who was killed during last year's Unite the Right rally, speaks with reporters at the spot where her daughter was killed in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018.
AP Photo/Steve Helbernam
August 11, 2018 - 1:20 pm
By Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police blocked off streets and mobilized hundreds of officers for the anniversary of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The security measures alarmed activists but reassured others who said they have...
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Funeral services are being held Monday, June 25, 2018, for Antwon Rose, who was shot and killed by police when he fled a traffic stop in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
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June 25, 2018 - 9:48 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Funeral services are being held for a teenager shot and killed by police when he fled a traffic stop in Pennsylvania last week. Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the service for Antwon Rose Jr. It will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Woodland Hills Intermediate School...
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In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Houston Texans players kneel and stand during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Seattle.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File
May 24, 2018 - 10:00 pm
By Errin Haines Whack and Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook. The question is whether they intend...
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Starbucks Protest
Photo credit: Tim Jimenez
April 17, 2018 - 4:16 pm
By ALEXANDRA OLSON and JOSEPH PISANI NEW YORK (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias...
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