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Strawberry Mansion: For One Urban Rider, Growing Up Was Just Something Different

Strawberry Mansion: For One Urban Rider, Growing Up Was Just Something Different

The Fletcher Street stables are home. At least that’s how Jamil Prattis describes them. Prattis, 29, has been coming to Fletcher Street since he was 11 when his cousin taught him to ride. His first horse was a 12-year-old thoroughbred named Lady Tracey. He took care of her, riding her until she died in 2013. […]

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Strawberry Mansion: A Family Man Who Helps Lead His Community

Strawberry Mansion: A Family Man Who Helps Lead His Community

For the past 54 years, Alfonso Glenn has lived in Strawberry Mansion. Born in the 1960s, Glenn has experienced decades of change, but still believes some of the same issues plague his community. Growing up during the peak of the city’s crack epidemic, Glenn found himself dealing drugs on the corner because it was the […]

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Strawberry Mansion: For Students at Hank Gathers Center, Success is Top Priority

Strawberry Mansion: For Students at Hank Gathers Center, Success is Top Priority

It’s 10 a.m. Saturday when the young, aspiring basketball players of Hank Gathers Recreation Center trickle into the gymnasium. By 11 a.m., practice has started. The gym is full as coaches Rodney Richardson and George Major order push-ups and suicides to warm up. The Hank Gathers basketball program has seen its successes including participants and […]