Abstract and African-American: A special exhibit at La Salle University Art Museum

Abstract and African-American: A special exhibit at La Salle University Art Museum

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In a small, white-walled room within La Salle University’s Art Museum, nearly two dozen overhead lights illuminate individual rows of artwork in the special-exhibit gallery. Paintings, prints, mixed media and drawings of various shapes and sizes hang next to each…

From the suburbs to the city: a youth minister finds his calling in Gtown

From the suburbs to the city: a youth minister finds his calling in Gtown

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The sound of basketballs dribbling on the concrete gym floor echoed from the recreation room in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown. The laughter of young boys filled the air — and so did the smell of…

Start her own business at 18? Yes she did!

Start her own business at 18? Yes she did!

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Tianna Valentine was just 18 years old and fresh out of high school when she decided to open her own hair salon. Her mother, Tamika Valentine-Pierce, was nervous for her young daughter, but didn’t want to stand in the way…

Breaking ground to feed Gtown's hungry

Breaking ground to feed Gtown’s hungry

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Under a blazing sun and blue sky, Joe McIntyre dug his shovel into the soft soil, turning it over and over to get it ready for planting. By mid-summer, the small lot in the 100 block of East Rittenhouse Street…