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Activism: Five Historical Activism Locations In Philadelphia

Activism: Five Historical Activism Locations In Philadelphia

As the birthplace of the U.S., Philadelphia holds the history of William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and many others. These people stood on the front lines of making a change, not necessarily in battle, but in their activism, standing up for what they felt was right and to change what was wrong. Throughout the years, […]

 

North Philadelphia: Neighborhoods’ History Has Not Been Forgotten

North Philadelphia: Neighborhoods’ History Has Not Been Forgotten

The neighborhoods of North Philadelphia are home to a number of historical landmarks. Reminders of the area’s 17th- and 18th-century history are scattered across the changing neighborhoods of Francisville, Sharswood, Spring Garden and North Central. Though some landmarks have been forgotten over the years, many still stand as proud reminders of the past. Founder’s Hall, […]

 

Sharswood: AAU Coach Strives For Players to Earn College Scholarships

Sharswood: AAU Coach Strives For Players to Earn College Scholarships

Johnathan Stewart is the head coach for Play Hard Squad (AAU Basketball) and a residential advisor at Girard College in the Sharswood section of the city. We spoke with the 45-year-old about the role of basketball in the city. How long have you been a coach? I have actually been a coach for about 10 years now. What age group […]

 By Autumn Kelly, Jillian Mallon and Priscilla Ward

Fairmount: Meeting Held in Response to Controversial Philadelphia Magazine Article

Fairmount: Meeting Held in Response to Controversial Philadelphia Magazine Article

A public meeting was held Thursday to provide a forum for residents to respond to the Philadelphia Magazine article “Being White in Philly.” Published last month, the article’s content mostly focused on interviews with citizens living in Fairmount and Brewerytown. The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hosted the meeting at Girard College to give these residents […]