racial justice

President Barack Obama honors U.S. Rep. John Lewis with Medal of Freedom
Mike Dougherty
July 30, 2020 - 10:29 am
Longtime congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis will be laid to rest today after a funeral at the legendary church where Martin Luther King Jr. used to deliver sermons. Lewis died July 17 at age 80. Read more here.
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San Francisco Giants' manager Gabe Kapler kneels during the national anthem prior to an exhibition baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Oakland, Calif.
Ben Margot/AP Photo
Dave Uram
July 21, 2020 - 11:57 am
Former Phillies Manager Gabe Kapler, now skipper of the San Francisco Giants, took a knee during the national anthem before Monday’s exhibition at the Oakland Athletics. Kapler said their coaching staff and players had a lot of discussions about the anthem in the prior 72 hours. Read more here.
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Jordan Cohn
July 14, 2020 - 9:05 am
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Chris Paul and several other NBA stars have revealed what social justice messages they will sport on their jerseys during the NBA season restart, while LeBron James and Anthony Davis are among those who won’t use any.
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Sixers practice facility
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Dave Uram
June 19, 2020 - 10:30 am
Philadelphia’s professional sports teams are recognizing Juneteenth in ways that focus on educating employees about racial and social justice issues. Read more here.
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Parade-goers carrying rainbow flags walk down a street during the LBGTQ Pride march in New York, June 30, 2019.
Wong Maye-E/AP Photo, File
AP News
June 17, 2020 - 9:43 am
Democrats flooded Twitter and email inboxes this week with praise for the watershed Supreme Court decision shielding gay, lesbian and transgender people from job discrimination. Republicans — not so much. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
June 07, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia City Council announced last week with great fanfare that it is creating a new program for racial equity with $25 million the city had set aside in case of a recession. They call it the "New Normal" budget. Read more here.
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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.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
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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In this Dec. 12, 2018, photo, "justice" is displayed in a Merriam-Webster dictionary in New York. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle and President Trump's Twitter feed.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo
December 17, 2018 - 10:14 am
By Leanna Italie, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows "toxic," picked by Oxford...
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Philadelphia Eagles' safety Malcolm Jenkins walks away after giving a television interview following an NFL training session at the London Irish rugby team training ground in the Sunbury-on-Thames suburb of south west London, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Matt Dunham
October 26, 2018 - 12:53 pm
By Zac Boyer, Associated Press SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins does not believe the heated exchange he had with the Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid diminishes the impact of his fight for racial and social justice. Jenkins, the face of the Players' Coalition...
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