Spruce Hill: Uhuru’s Flea Market Coordinator Inspires Young Africans To Make Change

Spruce Hill: Uhuru’s Flea Market Coordinator Inspires Young Africans To Make Change

Tiffany Murphy, a native of West Philadelphia, fell in love with community organization and civic engagement during her childhood. Years later, she is now the coordinator for the Uhuru Flea Market and the upcoming One Africa, One Nation Uhuru Book Fair Market that institutionalizes and develops programs to defend the human and civil rights of people […]

 

Francisville: More Than Just Another Furniture Store, Uhuru Seeks to Educate

Francisville: More Than Just Another Furniture Store, Uhuru Seeks to Educate

When nonprofit Uhuru Furniture moved from Center City to Francisville, sales manager Ruby Gittelsohn remembers one community member’s surprise. “I remember one guy said, ‘I was watching while they were renovating this building, but I didn’t think it was going to be something for me,’” Gittelsohn said. “Meaning, it was going to be more gentrification. […]

 By Kara Mortellite and Derek Dennis

Center City: Uhuru Furniture Offers Green Alternatives for Unwanted Goods

Center City: Uhuru Furniture Offers Green Alternatives for Unwanted Goods

If you have ever walked down Spruce Street in Center City, you may have noticed the ever changing one-of-a-kind treasures neatly organized on the sidewalk outside a small storefront. Nestled between 13th and Camac streets, Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles provides alternative methods for Philadelphia residents looking to be environmentally friendly and support community building through […]