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.
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.