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The Purge Isn't Just a Movie When You're Unarmed and Black

Christopher Norris | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

For the majority of unarmed black folks who everyday fear for their lives, despite them doing nothing wrong, my advice to you is stop leaving the house unarmed. Arm yourself with knowledge of the system, civics and politics

Black Philadelphians and Their Ungodly Fear of Police

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.17.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

To hell with political correctness, it's time to talk about the black elephant in the room.

Why Philadelphia Is Ground Zero for Problems and Opportunity

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

From its cash-strapped school district and embattled police department, to its eye-popping poverty and unemployment rates, Philly presents real challenges and opportunities for those bold active citizens who dare to engage and transform the system.

How Parents Tell Their Kids They Have No Value

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.06.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Growing up I heard countless adults say: "children are to be seen and not heard."

Why Philly Must Persist in Protesting

Christopher Norris | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Christopher Norris

There's a lot at stake when it comes to fairly funding public education, but it seems only the teachers, students and parents are sacrificing -- I've never heard of a stadium being closed because the team didn't make the points or a politician's salary being drastically cut to make ends meet.

The Lies We Tell Black Boys and the Truth They Deserve to Hear

Christopher Norris | Posted 07.27.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

We need to stop teaching our black boys how to survive in a world not designed for them, and instead show them how to design a world that will allow them to thrive as individuals.

What Do Writers Have in Common?

K. Ford K. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
K. Ford K.

Like the storytellers of old who traveled from village to village delighting people with their words, we are an extremely valuable segment of society and just maybe, we have more in common than we think we do.

5 Acronyms Entrepreneurs Can't Afford to Forget

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Christopher Norris

Entrepreneurs have a lot on their brains, but not minding the right thing can be disastrous for business. While maintaining the grind, here are five acronyms to keep in mind.

The Game I Played Growing Up in Philly

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.11.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

I told the crew that I had created this game, and not only did they not believe me, they didn't care. Just wanting to play, one of the kids threw me the ball.

Warrior's Death a Blow to an Already Devastated WWE Fan

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Norris

Lifelong fans of WWE have been completely deflated as tragic news breaks that the man who played the Ultimate Warrior passed away Tuesday evening at the age of 54.

Is Anybody Listening?

Jan Phillips | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact
Jan Phillips

If you're not satisfied with how well people have been listening to you lately, ask yourself these questions and see how you evaluate your storytelling skills.

Are You Using Knowledge, or Is Knowledge Using You?

Miguel Ruiz, Jr. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

Throughout life, we constantly narrate, or commentate on, everything we do, say, see, touch, smell, taste, and hear. As natural storytellers, we continuously keep the plot moving forward, sometimes missing millions of subplots that are developing on their own.

Photographer Focuses on Stories That Need to Be Told (PHOTOS)

Justin Sedor | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Justin Sedor

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Once Upon a Storyteller

Bess Rowen | Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts
Bess Rowen

What do a man talking about Apple products, a one-minute play festival, and a woman in a sparkly cape have in common?

Save Rod Stewart!

Tim Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mohr

On October 26th, Rod Stewart will drive another stake into the hearts of long-suffering true believers.