Philly’s Black clergy gives Kenney an ‘F’ for gun violence response
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 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
'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
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
“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
Members of the Black clergy are encouraging voters to stay safe at home on primary election day and vote by mail.