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Millennial Raptivist Organizes Community's Voice

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Looking around his West Philly community a 19-year-old do-gooder held his first community event, aiming to both recreate the look and feel of memorable childhood block parties, and bring warmth to an otherwise 'cold block.'

Oh, These Gnawing Questions

Fatima Bhojani | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Fatima Bhojani

"What am I going to eat today?" Curtis Lipscomb wakes up with this gnawing question. It's exactly noon on Saturday.

The 'Other' Second Mile: Name Confusion Causes Nonprofit To Suffer Big Business Blow

Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

During its 30-year history, a Philadelphia nonprofit thrift shop has helped hundreds of ex-cons get back on their feet without a glitch. But then, the...

Prince Charming: Will Smith Replaces Computers Stolen From Philly School

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — Will Smith is donating replacements for 30 stolen computers to a high school in West Philadelphia, where he was born and raised. ...

Five Ways President Obama Changed My Life - An Inspirational Video

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

I asked Robin, a college classmate of mine, if I could video tape her story, and she proceeded to rattle off five tangible ways her life has been improved by the efforts of our president.