Civil rights groups have released a report analyzing data on the number of police stop and frisks in Philadelphia. The groups say tens of thousands of minorities are being stopped illegally.
Wilfredo Rojas is hoping his community work will encourage the public to help.
In the span of four years, the group that calls itself “Carz N’ Toyz” has donated about $300,000 worth of toys and medical equipment.
The Beech Companies includes a nonprofit, a bank, a real estate company, and a media organization. Together they are working to revitalize a North Central Philadelphia neighborhood.
Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen is opening the door to opportunity for young people.
Jarreau conducted the master class — his first ever — as part of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts’ three-day “Artist N Residency” program.
Lenora Thompson formed the “Boys Book Club” to provide reading coaching — and other forms of support — to young black men in Philadelphia.
“This is our best way to show love,” says Jackie Wleh, founder of Able Bodied Christian Men, Inc.
When Anton Moore, 29, saw a problem in his South Philadelphia neighborhood, he joined up with fellow community activists and decided to seek solutions.
A spokeswoman says Washington’s letter restating his now-famous famous words, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscored his committment to freedom.
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.
When temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, the City of Philadelphia puts its “Code Blue” initiatives in place.
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.