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For National Recovery Month ODAAT remains a model in the field

(Photo Left) Mel Wells, the president of One Day At A Time. Photo by Sarah J. Glover

In recognition of this month as National Recovery Month,  designated to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, the non-profit One Day At A Time says it “remains in ODAAT Recovery Mode.”

ODAAT kicked off September with a church service at the Greater Philadelphia Church of Christ, followed the next day with a Back to School Block Party that offered free HIV/AIDS testing, free book bags to low-income families and complimentary hair-cuts for little boys. On Friday, September 8, it hosted its first ever Stakeholders Breakfast and Press Conference.

“We are...

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The Weight of a Movement

Black Girls RUN! brings 5th national conference to Philly

(Photo Left) Black Girls Run! Philadelphia Ambassadors with Nia Ali, Olympic Silver Medalist and Hurdler. Photo Courtesy of Celeste R. Stewart, Black Girls Run! Philadelphia.

What began as two women’s effort to...

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A Brightened Future

Summertime solar program for high schoolers graduates inaugural class 

(Photo Left) Council President Darrell L. Clarke and Mayor Jim Kenney recognize students who partook in Solazrize Philly. Photo courtesy of Twitter/@sdpgreenfutures.

Ahlik Muhammud will be an 11th grader at Science...

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Wheels of Change

Philly-based coalition distributes free bikes to needy recipients in Africa

(Photo Left) African Bicycle Contribution Foundation donates EcoRide Bamboo bikes in Ghana. Photo courtesy of African Bicycle Contribution Foundation.

During a visit to Africa a few years ago, veteran public relations...

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A Dying Chance

Effort urges peace and self-empowerment through fun-filled gathering

(Photo Left) Terry Starks is a Philadelphia community activist. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Terry Starks doesn’t give up easily. In 2002, he survived being shot five times.

He later...

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Musical Voyage

Liberian immigrants seek change through song

(Photo Left) From left, Liberian singers and dancers Marie Nenabo, Tokey Tomah, Sangai Gobah, Fatu Gayflo and Zaye Tete. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

There is beauty and pain in the voices of Fatu Gayflor, Marie Nyenabo, Zaye Tete, and Tokay...

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Celebrating a Radio Legend

Mary Mason gets birthday wishes from friends, family and former colleagues

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Help Without the Stigma

Community fair promotes resources for mental and behavioral health

(Photo Left) Community activist Alicia Dorsey talks to attendees about behavior health services in Chalmers Park.  Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Carmen Picart is familiar with addressing mental and behavioral...

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Sweet Beginnings

West Philly water ice entrepreneur opens flagship store

(Photo Left) Siddiq Moore (right), provides instruction to employees during the opening of his flagship store at 264 S. 60th Street.  Photo by Sheila Simmons

Behind the counter of his flagship store, located at 264 S. 60th St...

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School’s Out, Free Lunch Still In

Numerous efforts throughout area address childhood hunger in summer

(Photo Left) Kids who normally rely on the school lunch program can still find nutritious meals through the Summer Food Service Program run by the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Housing...

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Legendary Love Affair

Author, historian Donald Bogle returns with a look at the Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor friendship

(Photo Left) Author, historian and suburban Philadelphian, Donald Bogle. Photo by Gaspar Tringale.

For decades now, Donald Bogle has finely chronicled his...

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