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Saving ‘The Wonder Years’

Non-profit targets middle-school students for enriching after-school activity

(Photo Left) After School All Stars launch event at Mastery Charter Cramer Hill celebrated a partnership with the Harris Family Charitable Foundation and its funding of two programs in Camden. The event included 3rd – 8th grade students. Photo courtesy of After-School All Stars of Philadelphia and...

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Eagle Scout Takes Flight

Teen’s achievement marks lifetime goal

(Photo Left) Local scout D'avon Byrd celebrates receiving his Eagle Scout status and full tuition scholarship with his aunt Denise Byrd (L), grandmother Rosemary Byrd (R). Photo courtesy of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.

D’avon Byrd is studying...

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‘Voice of Angel’ Bringing New Year’s Blessings

Papal serenader Bobby Hill headlines Dec. 31 Kimmel show

(Photo Left) Bobby Hill will be performing at the Kimmel Center on New Year's Eve. Photo courtesy of Kevdia Photography.

Much has changed for Bobby Hill since that day in 2015 when he sang for Pope Francis. His performance...

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Coffee, Culture and Conversation

Marc Lamont Hill’s coffee shop is the  new ‘It’ spot in Germantown

(Photo Left) Uncle Bobbie's owner Marc Lamont Hill.  Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

It’s a cold Sunday afternoon, and fluffy white flakes of snow swirl from the sky above Germantown Avenue. Still, there...

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Disrespectful Barriers?

Effort takes aim at plexiglass in neighborhood stop-n-go’s

(Photo Left) Councilwoman Cindy Bass (8th District) tours news cameras through stop-n-go establishments in her district. Photo courtesy of Layla A. Jones

Just after rush hour, at the corner of 27th...

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Voices From a Jamaican Incursion

Penn Museum exhibit examines four days of state-involved violence

(Photo Left) Orando's story is part of the “Bearing Witness” exhibit at Penn Museum through July 15, 2018. Photo by Varun Baker.

At first glance, the May 2010 incident at Jamaica’s Tivoli Gardens...

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Power Performer

Local actress, playwright, poet is artistic force of nature

(Photo Left) Nikki Powerhouse performing her one-woman show at the Painted Bride Performing Arts Center in Old City. Photo courtesy of Nikki Powerhouse.

Nikki Powerhouse strikes an imposing...

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Planting Season

Cobbs Creek area draws forecast for brighter future

(Photo Left) Workers from Tree Philly at a tree give-away, near the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center. Photo by Alicia Burbage.

When the city’s Parks & Recreation Department and TD Bank teamed up to give...

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Beauty of The Beholder

Award-winning costume designer’s latest venture is Black Dolls Matter

(Photo Left) Black Dolls Matter founder and CEO Mark Ruffin. He promotes Black dolls and makes custom clothing for them.  Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Veteran dollmaker and Emmy-winning costume designer...

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Teaching and Learning

Issues of race and education find growing audiences

(Photo Left) From left, Ali Michael, Eddie Moore Jr. and Marguerite W. Penick-Parks share a selfie. Photo courtesy of Corwin/SAGE Publishing.

Some of the statistics around Blacks and education are stark, particularly when it comes to...

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The Joy of Clowning

Group reminds spectators that clowns bring smiles and laughs

(Photo Left) Dai Meeks a.k.a. ChaCha the clown, with young people from Attucks Elementary School, Kansas City, Missouri. Photo courtesy of Dai Meeks.

For their Annual Halloween Safe Corridor gathering, which took place on Tuesday...

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