Feb. 8, 2022 2:19 pm
What can the pandemic teach us about the gun violence epidemic?
Dr. John Rich of The Center for Nonviolence and Justice challenges the analogy but three principles hold true: prevent, protect and promote.
Jan. 10, 2022 7:00 am
Philadelphia’s crises of 2022
Gun violence is its own epidemic. We all choose what we're willing to do.
Aug. 31, 2021 10:45 am
Neighborhoods in North Philly focus on violence — causes and solutions
At a recent rally at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, community members from the 32nd, 47th and 16th Wards outlined the initiatives they believe will stop the violence and improve the quality of life in their communities.
May 13, 2021 10:19 am
Community organizations lament COVID-19’s effect on Philly’s key anti-gun violence initiative
Last year, the Office of Violence Prevention injected almost $1 million into community groups working on gun violence. How those groups have pivoted, and the resonances with the 1918 pandemic are the focus of this long read.
Apr. 7, 2021 8:25 am
In a changing city, Germantown still has men who care
Men Who Care began life as a neighborhood cleanup initiative in 2011. Now the group facilitates anti-violence programs, runs virtual learning pods for students during COVID, and holds a weekly food pantry, among many other initiatives.
Dec. 7, 2020 8:41 am
Reporting on gun violence needs the help of credible messengers, says PCGVR’s Jim MacMillan
The Credible Messengers Reporting Project hopes to pair journalists with trusted community members in a collaboration that can help move the needle on gun violence in Philadelphia.
Dec. 25, 2019 11:00 am
Platos fuertes: Reflections on my visit to the desert borderlands
Roughly 10 weeks have passed since guest columnist Brian Villa left the southern border, but the impact of what he witnessed remains. At the holiday table, he and his family will set an empty place as a reminder and call to action.
Nov. 12, 2019 8:00 am
The Philadelphia Shooting Victims Dashboard shows data for every gunshot victim in the city
Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting: "We hope our reporting colleagues find this resource helpful and we never forget that each and every entry represents a real person."
Aug. 7, 2019 9:09 am
Latinx and reeling from the shooting in El Paso? These Philly orgs have your back
"We wanted to create a space where community could be with each other and process the tragedies that occurred," says Miguel Andrade of Juntos.
May 9, 2019 11:30 am
Roz Pichardo has reversed more than 100 overdoses. This is the emotional cost
The lifelong Kensington resident tells us in her own words.