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Cherri Gregg

(Cranford Coulter.  Photo provided)

Montco Man Sidesteps Personal Adversity To Continue Mission of Feeding Homeless

Every Thursday, Cranford Coulter spends the day in his kitchen preparing gallons of homemade soup. Every Thursday night, he feeds hundreds of homeless people in Philadelphia. He almost lost his own home.


Larry Stephenson Jr. and Darren Stephenson and their sons at the Father's Day Rally Committee Fatherhood Awards Ceremony. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Chester Man Not Letting Life Behind Bars Stop Him From Being Standout Father

A Chester man serving life behind bars at Graterford Prison received high honors this week. He managed to raise his two sons from a prison cell.


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Freedom Theater To Host Award-Winning Play That Tackles Issue Of Mass Incarceration

Titled, “12 x 9,” the critically acclaimed production is set in an overpopulated federal prison where a drug lord, devout Christian and sociopath are forced to live, love and cope behind bars.


(Christina Guiden, Deron Mahoney, and Sherrae Lewis, three students in OIC's culinary program.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Venerable OIC Celebrating 50 Years of Help to Black Community

The nonprofit self-help organization started small but has grown into a movement, with 44 programs in 22 states.


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Imprisoned Phila. Fathers To Get Access To Family Videoconferencing

What started as a pilot program to help incarcerated Philadelphia mothers remain connected with their children is now expanding to include fathers as well.


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Franklin Institute’s New Wing Opens With New ‘Your Brain’ Exhibit

The Franklin Institute debuted its new wing yesterday. The big draw is the country’s largest exhibit on the human brain.


Protest in front of Power 99. Photo Credit: Amanda Decker, BriaMarie Moss-Wilkerson, Hezekiah Davis III

Grammy Award Winning Producer Takes On Urban Radio, Demanding End To Vulgar Lyrics

Philadelphia-bred producer Carvin Haggins began his career as a hip-hop artist and then worked in urban radio.


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Lawyers For Family Of Late E. Steven Collins Hope His Death Will Serve As Lesson To Public

Attorneys for Philadelphia broadcaster E. Steven Collins filed lawsuit earlier this year and say they’re hoping his death helps educate patients on how to advocate for care.


Morris Arboretum (credit: Chelsea Karnash/CBSPhilly.com)

Tired Of Philadelphia? How About A Trip To The Countryside

Visit Philadelphia launched a new website this week that touts the benefits of traveling to the Philadelphia countryside.


File Photo 2013 Odunde Festival (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Odunde Festival Returns To South Philly Sunday

The nation’s largest African American street festival takes place Sunday in South Philadelphia.


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Dell East Hosting First Dramatic Stage Play, A ‘Historical’ Civil Rights Dialogue

School District of Philadelphia to host its first dramatic stage play ever.

The play, presented Saturday at 8pm, is a fictional account of a meeting between civil rights leaders Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.


(City commissioner Stephanie Singer, in red dress, listens to testimony in a fourth-floor courtroom in Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

City Election Official Hears Complaints of Dirty Tricks on Recent Primary Day

The hearing was hosted by city commissioner Stephanie Singer without approval of the City Commissioners’ office, the body responsible for conducting elections in the City of Philadelphia.


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Nearly One Dozen Free Events Planned In Philadelphia For AIDS Education Month

June is AIDS Education month and a Center City non-profit is reaching out to the city’s most vulnerable populations.


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License and Inspection Officials Answering More Building Safety Calls From Concerned Residents

L&I is reporting a 71-percent increase in the number of calls, emails and complaints about imminently dangerous buildings and unsafe construction in the past 12 months.


(Luis Mora, founder of Finanta, with Bienvenida Jimenez, owner of the Canemo Grocery, in Kensington.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Nonprofit Makes Micro-Lending a Solid Business Model

“It takes time and takes work to have access to credit in this country, but it’s not impossible,” says Luis Mora (left), founder of Finanta.