Black History Month: Artwork From Late Philly Artist Moe Brooker Unveiled At William J. Green Jr. Federal BuildingMoe Brooker, Philadelphia's leading African American artist, now has his "Fruit of The Spirit Artwork,” hanging in the lobby of the William J Green Jr Federal Building for all to see.
West Chester Professor Launches Compass Program To Support Black Male Students Struggling AcademicallySo far the program has helped about 30 undergraduate students, and there are signs it's turning the tide. The four-year graduation rate for Black males has risen to 19.8%.
Black History Month: Philadelphia Renames Street In Mount Airy To Honor Abolitionist Richard AllenAllen was an early abolitionist and nearly died while helping others during the yellow fever outbreak.
Black History Month: How 2 Women Rose To Hold Top Positions With SEPTA, Creating Trail For OthersBoth are creating a new trail at one of the largest public transportation systems in the country.
Temple University Hospital Doctor On Mission To Raise Awareness Of Heart Disease's Impact On Black AmericansAfrican Americans have higher rates of heart disease than white men and women and are 30% more likely to die from it.
Inspired By 2 Sons, Philadelphia Man Creates Autisarians To Provide Safe Haven For Autism CommunityInspired by his sons, Lonnie Smith created this virtual reality space for others in the community with autism to have a safe haven.
Black History Month: East Fairmount Park Holds Second Annual Leaders And Legends Of Philadelphia ExhibitThe exhibit celebrates the contributions of 12 Black Philadelphians who have made a difference in fields like law, medicine, education, and sports.
Black History Month: Young, Gifted, And Black Exhibition Turns Conversation About Race Into Works Of ArtBernard Lumpkin hopes visitors to the exhibit come away with a deeper understanding of being Black in America.
Black History Month: 2 Students Create First Black Empowerment Publication At Central High SchoolRakiyah Akins and Dahlia Tarver are close friends, and now creators of the first online, student-run publication dedicated to Black art, fashion, music, and most of all Black voices at the historic Central High School.
Underground Railroad Conductor Abraham Shadd Honored With Historical Marker In WilmingtonA native of Wilmington, Shadd was born a free Black man in 1801 and worked alongside abolitionist Thomas Garrett to get fugitive slaves to Canada.
Black History Month: Colored Girls Museum Celebrates Black Women's Extraordinary Journey Through LifeEach room is designed to tell a story of Black girls and women and their journey through life.