Adoption: Korean Adoptees Bond Through Shared Experiences And Monthly Meals

Adoption: Korean Adoptees Bond Through Shared Experiences And Monthly Meals

Liz Mehaffey Wade, 34 and a resident of the Graduate Hospital neighborhood, is the executive director of the Korean Adoptee Association of Philadelphia. Wade was adopted from outside Daegu, South Korea, when she was 3 months old before moving to northern New Jersey. She received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania, […]

 

Immigration: A Snapshot Of The Korean Immigrant’s Experience In Philadelphia

Immigration: A Snapshot Of The Korean Immigrant’s Experience In Philadelphia

In many ways, Bok Won Kang’s immigration story is like that of many Korean immigrants to Philadelphia. Kang, who is now the officer of civil affairs for the Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia, first came to the United States as a student in 1968 during his high school years. Kang liked his experience in […]

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Lancaster Avenue: Five Great Eateries Worth Visiting

Lancaster Avenue: Five Great Eateries Worth Visiting

The Lancaster Avenue corridor in West Philadelphia is  home to many small businesses, including ethnic restaurants, specifically Korean and Jamaican. While these restaurants may not look like the jazziest places to dine from the outside, local customers value the restaurants for filling their bellies on a daily basis. One of the most popular eateries in the […]

 

Logan: Neighborhood Store Beautifies Its Customers

Logan: Neighborhood Store Beautifies Its Customers

Located at 4919 N. Broad St in the Logan section of Philadelphia, B & K III Cosmetics and Beauty Supply is owned by a Korean family that has lived in Philadelphia for more than 20 years. Store manager Antonio Jun has been working in the beauty supply industry and running his parents’ business for more than […]

 

Southwest Philadelphia: Five People You Should Know

Southwest Philadelphia’s ethnic, racial, and cultural landscape has transformed in the past 25 years. From 1990-2010, the white population in the Elmwood neighborhood decreased from about 21,000 to 2,500, while the African-American population rose from 6,500 to 29,100, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts. In addition, Elmwood’s Asian population rose by 1,200 in the same period, which […]