Philadelphia Black clergy to hold summit on gun violence on Saturday

BY: - June 3, 2023

The summit Mt. Zion Baptist Church in North Philadelphia is part of a larger outreach effort stretching across the weekend.

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Who are Philly’s influential Black clergy backing in the city’s mayoral race?

BY: - January 28, 2023

An announcement is expected this spring, a senior leader said this week


‘A political stunt’: Philly’s Black clergy, officials slam Krasner impeachment probe

BY: - September 24, 2022

The Democratic prosecutor faces an impeachment probe by the Republican controlled state House of Representatives.

Philly’s Black clergy gives Kenney an ‘F’ for gun violence response

BY: - March 21, 2022

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — One year after the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity introduced a Gun Violence Elimination Plan, it’s giving Mayor Jim Kenney a failing grade in addressing that epidemic. After a city record of 562 homicides in 2021, there have already been 106 homicides this year. According to the Rev. Gregory […]

Black Clergy of Philadelphia not satisfied with city’s progress on rebuilding recreation centers

BY: - November 17, 2021

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — The Black Clergy of Philadelphia held a news conference Tuesday afternoon in front of Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center to discuss concerns over the lack of progress rebuilding the city’s worst recreation centers. Last month, the clergy organization gathered in front of Waterview Recreation Center to discuss the same problem: […]

Philly clergy, residents complain about run-down rec centers

BY: - October 16, 2021

'Our children deserve better,' said Rev. Jeanette Davis of D.I.V.A.S. Ministry and a member of the Black Clergy.

Philly Black clergy group unveils plan to address gun violence

BY: - March 20, 2021

The clergy group has recommended that Mayor Jim Kenney appoint a czar or deputy mayor delegated to comprehensively addressing violence eradication.

In Philly, Black clergy warn voters of color will face challenges casting their ballots in November

BY: - September 16, 2020

“It is very clear that there is an attempt to suppress the vote,” state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, said, adding that it will particularly impact communities of color.

Philly’s Black clergy encourage voters to vote by mail

BY: - May 10, 2020

Members of the Black clergy are encouraging voters to stay safe at home on primary election day and vote by mail.