Loving Myself As I Am: Aziza Shuler in Her Own Words

“My journey to self-love, like many, is a deeply personal one, rooted in self-discovery that I arrived at by studying my mother and unraveling not only her story but also the profound connections it had with my own identity.” By Aziza Shuler I come from a lineage of women who’ve grappled with the complexities of […]

From Bars to Belonging: Overcoming the Housing Crisis Facing Returning Citizens

The United States leads the world in mass incarceration – one in three adults have been arrested by the age of 23. As a result, as many as 100 million Americans have some type of criminal record. A minor offense or even an arrest without conviction can lead to a lifetime of obstacles. One of the biggest […]

Dreams In Smoke

“Dreams in Smoke” is a reflection on the impact of genocide. Through evocative language and vivid imagery, the poem explores the tragic consequences of conflict, leaving readers with a sobering reminder of the human cost of violence and the enduring search for hope amidst despair.

Building Hope in Philadelphia Neighborhoods Under Siege – MindSite News

Discover how YouthBuild Philly Charter School in North Philadelphia offers a supportive haven amid gun violence. A former student shares her transformative journey, highlighting the school’s unique approach to mental health and trauma-informed care. Explore the profound impact of gun violence on children’s mental health and how initiatives like the Community Expansion grant aim to address this issue.

PA 211 Helpline: An Under-Sourced “Resource” for Returning Citizens 

Explore how PA 211 Helpline by United Way supports returning citizens in Philadelphia, providing reentry resources 24/7. Uncover the challenges faced by those leaving prison and the need for inclusive community support. Learn about the initiative’s potential to reduce recidivism and uplift individuals after incarceration.

Black Reverence Chair, a Ritual for Joy and Affirmation

Explore the transformative ritual of the Black Reverence Chair, a gathering fostering joy and affirmation amid the trauma of state-sanctioned anti-Black violence. Learn about its origins, the power of celebratory witness, and the creation of an energetic archive to counter narratives of brutality. Join the movement for healing and communal celebration.

DecolonizePhilly’s ‘Fight for A Land Revolution’ at WURD Radio’s ecoFEST

Explore the fusion of community and activism at WURD Radio’s ecoFEST, a celebration of environmental justice. Learn about DecolonizePhilly’s ‘Fight for A Land Revolution,’ advocating for land reform and addressing systemic disparities. Anchored in love and resilience, ecoFEST is a transformative movement redefining narratives for Black and Brown communities in the era of climate change and societal injustices.

Seven Modest Weapons 

A poignant poem “Seven Modest Weapons” by Lyrispect, reflects on the tragic death of Eddie Irizarry Jr. amidst systemic injustice. Uncover the artist’s compelling narrative against police brutality, emphasizing the need to humanize victims and hold law enforcement accountable. A powerful piece capturing the essence of tragedy, grief, and the fight for justice.