Feb. 1, 2019 12:26 pm
Yes, micro-grants for artists do make a difference
Small But Mighty Arts founder Erica Hawthorne-Manon on the power of nontraditional funding and the importance of support for arts leaders of color.
Oct. 29, 2018 7:45 am
Local Politics 101: A Philly committeeperson explains the ward system and why she’s proud to vote
"We need to remind our children that who we vote to put into our government also fixes the potholes, reduces taxes, increases taxes, funds our schools and takes care of our seniors," said the 18th Ward's Venise Whitaker.
Sep. 4, 2018 7:12 am
As easy as riding a bike: Why safer streets for cyclists mean safer streets for all
Columnist Akeem Dixon chats with the Bicycle Coalition Greater Philadelphia's Randy LoBasso about the nonprofit's latest advocacy efforts and how the nonprofit has worked to engage communities.
Aug. 27, 2018 10:00 am
Here’s how community orgs can green their streets with TreePhilly
Columnist Akeem Dixon chats with Program Manager Erica Smith Fichman about the health and societal benefits of a bigger urban tree canopy and how local nonprofits can get some free trees for their neighborhoods.
Mar. 6, 2018 7:00 am
On gentrification, education and teamwork: Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary
Columnist Akeem Dixon interviews NICE President Jennifer Devor on how the volunteer org connects parents to resources while tackling the challenges that arise when we talk about race, change, outdated policies and class.
Feb. 1, 2018 2:09 pm
Meet Philly Socialists, the activist group organizing for a more just political system
Columnist Akeem Dixon asks the basics: what the group does, who it represents, what it's accomplished and what's next.
Dec. 21, 2017 7:21 am
Philly’s poverty problem is also a housing security problem
Columnist Akeem Dixon talks with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia's Kathryn Fernandez about holiday giving and housing in the nation's poorest big city.
Nov. 6, 2017 12:55 pm
You should vote tomorrow, even if you have a record or feel apathetic
Ahead of Election Day, columnist Akeem Dixon paired up with Philadelphia 3.0's Jon Geeting to answer readers' Politics 101 questions, including the big one: Why?
Sep. 22, 2017 11:15 am
Dear Akeem and Keep Philly Beautiful teamed up to answer your litter Qs
Here's their advice for finding community cleaning resources, needle collection and more.
Aug. 11, 2017 10:52 am
Dear Akeem: Resources for food entrepreneurs, plus special business property loans
Akeem Dixon's Cool Things Wit Cool People column kicks off with two questions on community development and entrepreneurship.