MLK

State Senate Democrats lead a call to action on poverty.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
April 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered at the corner of 40th Street and Haverford Avenue Thursday to kick off a 30-day effort to focus on poverty in Pennsylvania. They stood at the same place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to 10,000 Philadelphians in...
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The son of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday criticized Vice President Mike Pence for citing the slain civil rights leader to make the case for a wall along the US-Mexico border.
CNN
January 21, 2019 - 4:04 pm
By Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) -- The son of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday criticized Vice President Mike Pence for citing the slain civil rights leader to make the case for a wall along the US-Mexico border. On Sunday, Pence told CBS's Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation," in a discussion about...
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At the 37th annual opening of MLK Day, Laura Wooten did the honors of ringing in the holiday.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
January 21, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 37th annual "opening" of MLK Day took place in Philadelphia Monday, but not in its usual location. The partial federal government shutdown has closed the Liberty Bell Pavilion, where the ceremony has been held since 1986. Organizers were determined to carry on the...
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Cary Conglianese and Larry Ceisler.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
January 20, 2019 - 9:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history. As the country closes out a month with 800,000 workers on furlough, government employees...
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Miss Bernice Jordan
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
November 05, 2018 - 7:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Philadelphia woman who once marched on the front lines for voting rights in Alabama will be casting her ballot tomorrow, and she has an election day reminder. "He said we gon' start marching to get our right to vote, oh I was ready," said 80-year-old Bernice...
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John Lewis
Photo Credit: Steve Tawa
Steve Tawa
April 16, 2018 - 1:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Civil Rights leader John Lewis visited St. Joseph's University on Monday to talk about the life and legacy of his friend and mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., reflecting on Dr. King's visit to the City Avenue campus fifty years ago. John Lewis was with Dr. King...
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