CeaseFire combats gun violence in North Philadelphia with community outreach

Colwin Williams said getting access to a gun is as easy as buying a pack of cigarettes. “You hear it all the time, we don’t control gun legislation, nor do we control the manufacturing of guns,” he said. According to a dataset from the City of Philadelphia  — accessible on the data portal Open Data Philly... Continue Reading →

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Global Village hosts monthly jam sessions for independent artists in Philadelphia

Outside of William Street Common, you could hear the soothing melodies of artists like Ashley Catanzaro who just grabbed the microphone from an artist sitting near her and began to sing soulfully behind Lyonzo Vargas, the co-founder of Global Village. "Who wants the first mic? Who wants the second one? You ready! You ready!" Vargas... Continue Reading →

Does the haircut make the man?

BY: DARYL MATTHEWS  MARTIN HAYES, STYLIST BARBER AT THE CLOSET BARBER SHOP, LOCATED AT BROAD AND ERIE DOESN'T JUST KEEP HIS SKILLS IN THE SHOP. HE'S MAKING A MARK ONE BLOCK AT A TIME, STARTING WITH TEMPLE UNIVERSITY. BY USING HIS BARBER TECHNIQUES AND HELPING OUT STUDENTS FAR AWAY FROM HOME, AND OFFERING "CUT TO... Continue Reading →

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