Some Southwest Philadelphia parents are using football to keep kids out of trouble.
In 2006, this former Philadelphia Water Department employee helped to transform a trash-strewn lot on Lancaster Avenue into the urban oasis which is home to the Overbrook Art and Environmental Education Center.
She’s only 12, but she is making a difference in her community by gathering donated books for kids who don’t have anything at home to read.
The founder of the Institute for the Development of African-American Youth lost his eyesight to glaucoma at age 14. But the Trinidad-born scholar says his mother didn’t let his disability stop him.
A group of “Home Cook Heroes” prepared the 50,000th meal at the Gift of Life Family House in Old City on Saturday.
House Republicans laid out their principles for immigration reform Thursday. At the same time, Governor Ed Rendell led a discussion on how those reforms could impact the state.
For fifty years, the North Broad Street arena hosted boxing matches, offering spectators a view unlike anywhere else in the country.
The African American Children’s Book Fair, which offers thousands of unique books all in one place, is a week away.
The Barnes Foundation opened a new exhibit this weekend that celebrates the work of a British artist of Nigerian descent.
More than 100 people attended a town hall at Catalyst for Change Church in West Philadelphia to support 16-year-old Darrin Manning, who claims he suffered a ruptured testicle during a stop and frisk near Broad Street and Girard Avenue.
A historic organ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill will be played this Sunday in memory of one of the instrument’s most enthusiastic and generous fans.
The mother of straight-A student Darrin Manning says her son was roughed up by police during a streetcorner patdown.
South Philadelphia has dozens of streets that are too narrow to plow, so neighbors have no choice but to do it themselves.
Tens of thousands of volunteers went to work Monday as part of more than 1,700 projects throughout the city.
For the second time in three months, a state court judge has ruled that Pennsylvania’s juvenile sex offender registration requirement is unconstitutional.