MLK Day

Cash Bail Fund
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
January 25, 2020 - 4:32 pm
Several grassroots groups came together on Martin Luther King Day for a community hearing to share stories of the perils of cash bail. Read more.
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MLK Day of Service at Girard College
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Cherri Gregg
January 20, 2020 - 1:54 pm
About 150,000 volunteers dispersed across the greater Philadelphia region for the 25th annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. And as the 2020 election approaches, leaders took the time to emphasize the importance and history of voting in the U.S. Read more here.
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Basketball.
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Matt Leon
January 18, 2020 - 4:00 am
The 19th annual Hoops from the Heart basketball clinics are set for Martin Luther King Day across Delaware County. Read more here.
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International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance
Scott Robbins
Holli Stephens
January 17, 2020 - 4:00 am
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, get started with The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend. Listen to our top picks here.
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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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Asheville, N.C.
Dreamstime
January 22, 2019 - 11:13 am
By Kristy Kepley-Steward ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS ) -- An Asheville man spoke with News 13 after finding a KKK recruitment flyer on his lawn in the Montford neighborhood on Tuesday—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He reported that to Asheville Police Department, and investigators said the same flyer was...
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To cap off the largest MLK Day of Service event in the country, the Philadelphia Orchestra and a high school choir performed in the intimate chapel at Girard College.
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
January 21, 2019 - 5:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — To cap off the largest MLK Day of Service event in the country, the Philadelphia Orchestra and a high school choir performed in the intimate chapel at Girard College. Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted works that included African-American...
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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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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (podium) speaks at the opening ceremony of the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service at Girard College, Jan. 21, 2019.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
January 21, 2019 - 9:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 24th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is the largest in the nation, bringing together an estimated 150,000 volunteers across the region. Headquartered at Girard College, about 5,000 volunteers showed up Monday morning to...
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Kevin Durant
Mark J. Terrill/AP
January 21, 2019 - 6:57 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many...
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