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Martin Luther King Jr.

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Black People Have Spent Centuries in “Service.” They Should Take Off on MLK Day.

Next Monday will mark the 25th anniversary of the hijacking of the hard-won federal holiday commemorating the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King […]

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The Philly MLK Day Luncheon That Would Have Dr. King Rolling in His Grave

“The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

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MLK Day: Last-Minute Opportunities to Volunteer and Celebrate

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, learn about Dr. Kings’ legacy or further it yourself, we’ve got you covered. Here’s […]

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LISTEN: Philly Mag and 900AM-WURD Release Social Justice Podcast

WURD Radio and Philadelphia Magazine are pleased to present a joint podcast on social justice, hosted by Christopher “Flood the Drummer” Norris (activist, journalist, regular […]

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900AM-WURD and Philly Mag Announce Social Justice Podcast for MLK Day

Radio station 900AM-WURD and Philadelphia magazine announced on Wednesday that they have teamed up to create a special podcast around the topic of social justice. […]

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13 Black Philadelphians Who Were Trailblazers

Sure, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step — but somebody has to take that step. In honor of civil rights icon […]

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So Many Ways to Spend Your MLK Day in Philadelphia

Philly’s Parks and Rec Department is putting on dozens of clean-ups, educational programs, painting and other activities all over town. Just look at this list! […]

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Photos From MLK Day of Action, Resistance & Empowerment March

Today, an estimated 1,500 protesters marched in Center City as part of the MLK Day of Action, Resistance & Empowerment March. Its stated goals were: 1) […]

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MLK Day of Service on Social Media

Philadelphians across the community celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday today by performing community service. That was the case at Albert M. Greenfield School in […]

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If Martin Luther King Jr. Were Alive Today, Would He Be a Conservative?

Here are a few names Martin Luther King Jr. would probably be called if he were still alive and active in politics today. Race hustler. […]

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Youth Can See Selma for Free This Weekend at Pearl Theatre

There are several campaigns aimed at getting youth across the nation out to see Selma, Ava DuVernay’s film that chronicles Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts […]

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Why MLK Day Should Be a Day of Atonement, Not a Day of Service

As I’m typing this column, there’s fury on Twitter about a ridiculous tweet from animal-rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), that […]

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3 Ways to Celebrate
Martin Luther King Day in Philly

Our daily roundup of what’s happening today in Philly. This go round, we’ve got three of the city’s best MLK Day Celebrations. Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) […]

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MLK and the Art of Living Freely

He lived freely. To me, that’s the most remarkable thing, the most radical thing, about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Yes, I’m impressed that he […]


Before You Start Your Day of Service, Brunch

We’re certain you have your day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. planned out. But if you need a hearty breakfast before […]