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Black History Month

This Philly symposium was born from the rich intellectual tradition — and the erasure — of Afro-Latinxs purpose

Feb. 24, 2021 3:44 pm

This Philly symposium was born from the rich intellectual tradition — and the erasure — of Afro-Latinxs

Even academic institutions were not fully considering Afro-Latinx or Afro-Latin American contributions when the Arturo Schomburg Symposium at Taller Puertorriqueño started in 1997, says Evelyne Laurent-Perrault. This year's symposium takes place on Saturday.
Hidden figures: Jordan Casey is an advocate for some of the most vulnerable in our community people

Feb. 17, 2021 9:00 am

Hidden figures: Jordan Casey is an advocate for some of the most vulnerable in our community

Since 2016, he has been providing free civil legal services to women who are either pregnant or parenting a child under the age of two.
Embracing the past on the way to the future: Bethel Burying Ground Committee prepares to choose a public memorial purpose

Feb. 16, 2021 10:11 am

Embracing the past on the way to the future: Bethel Burying Ground Committee prepares to choose a public memorial

"We want [the memorial] to live and have purpose and meaning, not just for today, but into the future,” says Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler, the pastor of Mother Bethel AME.
Hidden figures: Time for accountants and compliance pros to take a bow purpose

Feb. 15, 2021 11:00 am

Hidden figures: Time for accountants and compliance pros to take a bow

Founders, fundraisers, and program managers are often the faces we see here in Generocity and other places that highlight the good work of the nonprofit sector, but more often than not, it’s the fiscal department that keeps the nonprofit sector going.
Hidden figures: The corps of young people helping build stronger educational networks people

Feb. 11, 2021 2:14 pm

Hidden figures: The corps of young people helping build stronger educational networks

Guest columnist Darryl Bundrige highlights AmeriCorps members whose quiet commitment to national service in our public schools is helping students and teachers manage disruptions, stress and disconnection in the wake of the pandemic.
Opinion: COVID-19 is not the only pandemic we are experiencing purpose

Feb. 4, 2021 9:18 am

Opinion: COVID-19 is not the only pandemic we are experiencing

Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins says her sixth grade students have asked to talk about "real history" during Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools. She explores how to have a dialogue about systemic oppression and inequities with them.
Philly’s hidden figures: They’ve been doing crucial and stellar work for years people

Feb. 1, 2021 9:11 am

Philly’s hidden figures: They’ve been doing crucial and stellar work for years

In the first installment of our February editorial calendar topic, guest columnist Dr. Nikia Owens highlights three unsung community heroes whose work makes a tremendous difference in the lives of returning citizens in Philadelphia.
Katherine Johnson: NASA mathematician and much-needed role model people

Feb. 25, 2020 11:17 am

Katherine Johnson: NASA mathematician and much-needed role model

In her guest column, The Conversation's Monica Grady celebrates the extraordinary achievements of Katherine Johnson, and why women space scientists and engineers still need role models.
Brother to brother: An open letter to the next generation of Black male leaders purpose

Feb. 4, 2020 8:07 am

Brother to brother: An open letter to the next generation of Black male leaders

"To the young brothers rising in the ranks: we see you. We need you. The leadership positions held by me and others need successors," says guest columnist Darryl Bundrige of City Year Philadelphia.
At this Senegalese museum, the walls belong to West Philly people

Feb. 25, 2019 12:50 pm

At this Senegalese museum, the walls belong to West Philly

A collection of neighborhood-oriented videos made by Philadelphians is projecting on the walls of the new Museum of Black Civilization in Dakar.

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