Hunting Park: Black Diamond Dance Troupe Prepares Girls For Healthy Futures Through Dance and Mentoring

Hunting Park: Black Diamond Dance Troupe Prepares Girls For Healthy Futures Through Dance and Mentoring

Hip-Hop music played loudly at the Hunting Park Recreation Center, where a group of young girls smiled with joy as they began preparation for their next performance. The Black Diamond Dance Troupe was founded two years ago by Camisha Moyer, Shana Bowman and Kishna Jeantine, who serve as the dance coaches for the troupe. The […]

 

South Philadelphia: Voices of Violence

South Philadelphia: Voices of Violence

For five years, Trang Dang has been labeled a victim. “For me, the definition is very hazy,” she said. “But people have always identified me as a victim of violence, so I was like, ‘OK, I guess I was one.’” On Dec. 3, 2009, the day that a wave of anti-Asian racial violence burst through […]

 

Center City: Illstyle & Peace Productions Dances to Spread Anti-Bullying Message

Center City: Illstyle & Peace Productions Dances to Spread Anti-Bullying Message

Some people dance for the love of the art while others dance to stay fit. Some people dance to make a living and others dance to let off steam. However, Illstyle & Peace Productions dances for an empowering, yet unexpected, reason: to end bullying and inspire young children. The Philadelphia community met recently for Octoberfest activities at […]

 By Ashley Hall and Ashley Nguyen

South Philadelphia: Eighth-Grade Project Explores Bullying

South Philadelphia: Eighth-Grade Project Explores Bullying

Fresh from being outside in the fall air, eighth graders filed into the George W. Nebinger auditorium Monday morning to meet with their principal, Dr. Ralph Burnley. With less than a year left before heading to high school, the students and Burnley met to discuss their final service-learning projects. Aimed to address bullying, the students […]

 By Ashley Hall and Ashley Nguyen

South Philadelphia: Parents and Students Face the Waiting Room

South Philadelphia: Parents and Students Face the Waiting Room

Alongside her younger siblings and parents, Monica Rios sat patiently on a wooden bench waiting to be called into the office of George W. Nebinger School to register for her first day of school in a new city. From Riverside, N.J., Rios’ parents got married and relocated to Ninth Street and Washington Avenue. “I want […]