“After Donald Trump won the presidential election in stunning fashion more than two months ago, Philadelphia — one of the country’s bastions of the Democratic party — was gloomy, quiet and a little beaten down. But things have changed. As Trump is about to be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States following a campaign that largely relied on insulting nearly every group at one point or another, progressive Philadelphia feels ready for battle…” (Continue reading.)
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Philadelphia Interfaith Group Expands POWER
Fresh off recent successes rallying urban Jewish, Muslim, and Christian congregations to enter the political fray,
one of Philadelphia's largest interfaith coalitions has now set its sights on the region...
“On Monday, we marched. We marched to affirm that our children matter. That immigrants matter. That black lives matter. That the environment matters. That the right to unionize matters. That community and solidarity matter. Our march, the second ideation of the MLK Day of Action, Resistance, and Empowerment (MLK DARE) was 2,000 strong, beautiful individuals coming together to say: we fight on…” (Continue reading.)
“PHILADELPHIA -Mother Bethel AME Church was the first African Methodist Episcopal Church in the U.S. and was the site of the memorable meeting of free black men 200 years ago that voted unanimously to reject plans to “repatriate” or to send free African Americans “back” to settle in Africa…” (Continue reading.)