Reggie Shuford has run the ACLU of Pennsylvania since 2011, during which time it challenged both the voter ID law and the same-sex marriage ban in the state.
Sutton thinks that travel to foreign countries can expand one’s horizons, and she’s helping West Philadelphia teenage girls do just that.
Haggins, an accomplished music producer, says he got tired of hearing lyrics in black music that centered on sex, drugs, and violence.
Twenty years ago, Dr. John Alston started the Chester Children’s Chorus with seven boys and a dream.
Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker (front row, right) is working to cut the infection rate of HIV and AIDS.
For the past seven years, Michael Roberson Reid has led the small nonprofit Tree House Books, which offers reading and cultural literacy programs to kids ages six to 12.
Austin started “Daddy University” in 2004, helping fathers in the African-American community do a better job for their kids.
Who do you know who has changed the Black community for the better this past year?
Over the past few years, Battle has led the charge for creating faith-based programs that promote disease prevention and healthy lifestyles in underserved communities.
Seeing her today, it’s hard to believe that Nikki Johnson-Huston — a tax attorney and antipoverty advocate — was once homeless.
A self-proclaimed advocate for women, Winters pushes for what she believes in. Four years ago she became president of the Gloucester County NAACP.
The more Dumpson studied music and mastered his art, the more he began to wonder about why black composers weren’t in the mainstream of concert repertoire.
Before Linda Cliatt-Wayman changed the game for Strawberry Mansion High School, it had spent six consecutive years on the city’s “most dangerous schools” list.
Three years ago, Donna Frisby-Greenwood became program director for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Philadelphia.
Some Southwest Philadelphia parents are using football to keep kids out of trouble.