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BlackStar Film Festival.
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July 31, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The eighth annual BlackStar Film Festival, which includes more than 100 films, will kick off Thursday in University City, and it's drawing big-name filmmakers. BlackStar is the annual celebration of the visual storytelling traditions of people of the African diaspora...
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July 21, 2019 - 5:00 am
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the hottest headlines of the summer. From gun violence, to racist Facebook posts by Philadelphia Police, to state lawmakers undermining the power of the Philadelphia DA's office- there has...
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June 22, 2019 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the recent shootings that claimed at least a half dozen lives and left dozens injured. And the shootings did not cease this week. So far this year,...
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June 16, 2019 - 8:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about climate change. For decades, politicians have debated whether climate change is real, but in recent years the evidence of impact is growing. Cherri...
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June 01, 2019 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about Philadelphia's one party political system. With the Pennsylvania primary over, the general election is all but decided in most of the city's races since the...
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iTalk is pioneering a platform that merges leadership content with pop culture and stage drama.
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April 08, 2019 - 6:43 pm
iTalk is pioneering a platform that merges leadership content with pop culture and stage drama. Founders Jennifer Montague, international DJ Casper and Marketing Director Samantha Wood describe the innovative effort that kicks off in Philadelphia on April 12.
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Federal, state and local laws protect workers and applicants from ageism. But how do you identify ageism, and what can you do to protect your legal rights?
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April 07, 2019 - 10:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about age discrimination. AARP released a report in 2018 showing that nearly two out of three workers over age 45 have experienced age bias while at work...
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On Flashpoint: Vision 2020's Kathleen McFadden(L) and Alison Nolan (R)  discuss an event later this month and what's to come in 2020.
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March 24, 2019 - 9:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the aftermath of the college admissions scandal. Dozens of celebrities, high paid CEOs and other wealthy parents were indicted this month for...
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Movita Johnson-Harrell
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March 16, 2019 - 11:48 am
The 190th legislative district has a new leader—and she'll be breaking barriers. Movita Johnson-Harrell will be sworn into the Pennsylvania House and is believed to be the Commonwealth's first Muslim woman to serve. Read more here.
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Jamaal Simmons (right) and his brother, Akeem. Jamaal was sentenced to 15 to 30 years behind bars in 2012 for a crime he says he didn't commit. A judge dropped the charges last month.
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January 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man who spent nine years behind bars for a crime he says he didn't commit is now free. Jamaal Simmons was sentenced to 15 to 30 years behind bars in 2012. Prosecutors argued he drove the van that was linked to a 2009 shooting, which claimed the life of...
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