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About Cool Things Wit Cool People

Cool Things Wit Cool People is a monthly column by community development expert Akeem Dixon. In it, he answers readers questions to “assist them in becoming more involved in the redevelopment of their community and ultimately lead to communities becoming more self-sustainable.”

February 1, 2019

Yes, micro-grants for artists do make a difference

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October 29, 2018

Local Politics 101: A Philly committeeperson explains the ward system and why she's proud to vote

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September 4, 2018

As easy as riding a bike: Why safer streets for cyclists mean safer streets for all

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August 27, 2018

Here's how community orgs can green their streets with TreePhilly

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March 6, 2018

On gentrification, education and teamwork: Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary

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February 1, 2018

Meet Philly Socialists, the activist group organizing for a more just political system

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December 21, 2017

Philly's poverty problem is also a housing security problem

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November 6, 2017

You should vote tomorrow, even if you have a record or feel apathetic

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September 22, 2017

Dear Akeem and Keep Philly Beautiful teamed up to answer your litter Qs

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August 11, 2017

Dear Akeem: Resources for food entrepreneurs, plus special business property loans

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