Griot Works produces artistic works featuring professional griots, or storytellers that present folk tales from African and Caribbean cultures in the community.
In its first year, the program has cut the number of child arrests in half. Jovon Scere is grateful for how the program helped her daughter, Jahnira Scere-Jones.
This multi-faceted exhibit takes a look at LGBT rights from a time when being gay was a crime to today, when gay marriage may be on the verge of becoming the law of the land.
“We look at homicide as a public health epidemic,” said Dorothy Johnson Speight, who started Mothers in Charge after her 24-year-old son, Khaaliq, was murdered several years ago.
At police headquarters on Federal Street, three new captains and ten new lieutenants took the oath of office.
Victim rights groups are seeking an audience with Pope Francis when he comes to Philadelphia this fall for the World Meeting of Families — and a mother and father who lost their son are leading the effort.
Septa’s Board voted unanimously to alter its advertisement policy to ban any ads that express an opinion.
Master welder Joe Williams spent decades in construction. Eventually he decided he it was time to do something more.
Fire crews were called to a home along the 100 block of West Airy Lane around 11 p.m. Saturday.
The city of Philadelphia filed a lawsuit this month in an attempt to shut down a popular Chinatown restaurant where dozens of lawyers were allegedly sickened during an event.
Crowdpac.com provides nonpartisan info on candidates in all of the Philadelphia races, and has allowed voters to create electronic sample ballots.
The focus of the president’s visit is the city’s two-year-long effort to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the community.
Fifteen years ago today, three women lost their lives and dozens more were injured when a pier holding an open-air bar collapsed into the Delaware River. The mother of one of the victims has turned tragedy into triumph.
Terri Matthews learned the true meaning of grit when her son Jaden was diagnosed with autism at age 2½.
Flames broke out around 3 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Colwell Lane in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County.