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House of Umoja

(Queen Mother Falaka Fattah, seated, with Jimmy Allen, left, and David Fattah.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Community Leaders Planning 40-Year Renewal of ‘No Gang War’ Pact

On January 1, 1974, founders of the House of Umoja got more than 500 gang members from across the city together in North Philadelphia to discuss how to end a territorial blood war.

12/13/2013

(City officials and community activists joined for the "Million Fathers March" announcement in the City Council caucus room at Philadelphia City Hall.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Activists Join National ‘Walk Your Kids to School’ Effort

It’s part of a national effort to have fathers be proactive in their children’s education.

09/05/2012

(credit: www.liveandletlivephilly.org)

Philadelphia Anti-Violence Groups Launch ‘Live And Let Live’ Campaign

A group of Philadelphia-area grass-roots organizations have launched a new campaign to fight violence in the city.

02/29/2012

Recipients of the Shero Awards. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

African American Museum Honors ‘Sheroes’

A shero is a female hero, someone who has improved the quality of life of those around her and took on tough challenges despite obstacles.

10/24/2011