civil rights

"My General Tubman" will run at the Arden Theater starting Jan. 16.
Courtesy of the Arden Theater
Cherri Gregg
January 15, 2020 - 4:00 am
A new play about the legacy of Harriet Tubman opens Thursday at the Arden Theater in Old City, and a Philadelphia playwright chose to highlight an often-forgotten portion of the civil rights hero's life. Read more here.
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Prisoner advocates hold signs supporting inmate rights at a protest outside the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.
Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo
AP News
January 08, 2020 - 10:30 pm
Mother of three slain inmates in a Miss. prison speak out about their gruesome murders.
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Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service
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Cherri Gregg
January 08, 2020 - 2:44 pm
The 25th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is less than two weeks away. This year’s theme: Be counted. Read more here.
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Shaurn Thomas and James Figorski.
Courtesy of James Figorski
Flashpoint
January 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
The City of Philadelphia will pay out over $4 million to settle civil rights claims brought by a man who spent 24 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. His wrongful conviction was linked to two rogue detectives. Read more here.
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U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., poses for a photograph under a quote of his that is displayed in the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tenn.
Mark Humphrey/AP Photo, File
AP News
December 30, 2019 - 6:25 am
As a civil rights activist at 25, John Lewis was beaten so badly his skull was fractured and the TV images from an Alabama bridge in the 1960s forced a nation's awakening to racial discrimination. As a congressman today at 79, Lewis is facing a foe like none before: advanced pancreatic cancer. Read...
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This week's panel includes Philadelphia NAACP President Rodney Muhammad and Rutgers constitutional law professor Stacy Hawkins, and Comcast Senior Executive Vice President David L. Cohen.
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Flashpoint
November 17, 2019 - 9:03 am
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about Hollywood entertainment mogul Byron Allen's race discrimination suit against Comcast.
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Frank Nucera
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David Madden
November 13, 2019 - 5:47 pm
The former top cop in Bordentown will return to federal court in March to be tried a second time on charges that he assaulted a teenager being taken into custody three years ago, in part, because of his race. Read more here.
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File photo of Congressman John Conyers from 2016, seen during a ceremony for former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, in Detroit.
Carlos Osorio/AP Photo, File
AP News
October 27, 2019 - 5:02 pm
Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress, has died. He was 90.
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In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, a sign for the Department of Justice hangs in the press briefing room at the Justice Department, in Washington.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo, File
AP News
October 21, 2019 - 10:28 am
The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said.
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Frank Nucera
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David Madden
October 11, 2019 - 11:18 am
A mistrial has been declared in the federal hate crime trial of former Bordentown Police Chief Frank Nucera, after jurors could not come to a verdict on the two most serious counts in the case. All signs point to a retrial on those charges. Read more here.
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