Philly Youth Speak Out Against Gun Violence and Up for Love in MLK Day Speech Contest
Cayla Waddington, 16, a Math Civics Sciences Charter School 11th grader won the $2000 top prize. Photo by Ronald Gray In recent years, 16-year-old Cayla Waddington of West Philadelphia has become something of a celebrity in Philadelphia. Though still in her teens,...
How to get involved in Philly’s 2023 MLK Day of Service
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the U.S. mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with acts of service, and Philadelphia is home to the largest MLK Day event in the country. Check out the many places you can go to get involved.
Love Now Media is amplifying your voice and needs during this election season
We’ve joined a city-wide coalition of 52 media and community organizations committed to centering Philadelphia voters and key issues in the elections for mayor and city council.
$190 Million in PA State grants available to support mental health and safety in schools
The School Mental Health & Safety and Security Program Grant Fund deadline extended to 12/31/2022.
How Social Pressures Fuel Black Men’s Fear of Vulnerability
Learning to be okay with being vulnerable is essential for Black men in urban communities because it helps them better handle conflict. Instead of turning to violence or unhealthy coping mechanisms, men who can be vulnerable seek peaceful solutions. The safe “Heart of the Story” workshop spaces created by Love Now Media are needed in urban communities.
Philly gumball machines dispense poetry and mental health resources￼
This article was originally published by WHYY, a news partner to Love Now Media. Lindo Jones, aka LindoYes!, with one of his gumball machines dispensing poetry and information for mental health resources, at the new headquarters of the Painted Bride in West...
Heart of the Story: Finale Celebration Recap
The sold-out event was a culmination of love storytelling workshops presented to more than 80 Philadelphians. Guests enjoyed a a keynote address by Will Toms of REC Philly, reflections from participants, a live musical performance by Verbosity, poetry by Lindo Yes, two panel discussions, music by DJ G33k, and a love storytelling competition with cash prizes.
Youth Sports Initiative Inspires Hope in Camden
In an era where kids are overexposed and learning about life at a faster pace, seeing people who live and look like them doing good things, helps young people see themselves and their city in a positive and promising light.
Dear Buddha Baby
I can still remember that woman’s voice I was affected by the sounds of a Mother’s cry At Sundown, The Sunset on her son’s life All I could hear was: Not My Baby! She screamed it on repeat And I couldn’t retreat from what felt like a bad Omen And that wasn’t the...
Press Release: Heart of the Story
PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 22, 2022) - In response to Philadelphia’s communities impacted by gun violence, Love Now Media has launched a new initiative entitled Heart of the Story: Getting to the Heart of Gun Violence. The empathy-centered media company is fostering...