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Reader’s Spotlight #1: “Melanin: What Makes Black People Black”

By Jackson Adams | November 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is melanin? In the most basic sense, it is a natural brown to black skin pigment in the skin, hair, and eye irises of people and animals (melanin can […]

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V&S Lanes

By Jackson Adams | September 25, 2020 | 1 Comment

Bowling Alley or Barbershop? V&S Lanes, currently owned by Vanessa and Steve Fred (where V&S comes from), is more than just a typical bowling alley. Located in the depths of […]

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Southwest CDC Program Services

By Jackson Adams | August 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is one of many beneficial programs residents of Southwest can apply for at the Southwest CDC. The WAP has a similar purpose to the other […]

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Juneteenth Celebrations, Today and Beyond

By Jackson Adams | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Part 3 of the “A Time to Celebrate and Educate” Series  In many ways, Juneteenth can be celebrated much like July 4th. So why not celebrate it on July 4th […]

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Juneteenth Vs. Society (Then)

By Jackson Adams | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Part 2 of the “A Time to Celebrate and Educate” Series  During the early years, when Juneteenth was still being established as a day of festivities, there was little interest […]

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Juneteenth’s History

By Jackson Adams | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Part 1 of the “A Time to Celebrate and Educate” Series  By Jackson Adams & Steve Kuzmicki  Juneteenth, short for June 19th, is an important day in African American history […]

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Health Annex doing weekly Covid-19 Testing

By Jackson Adams | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

For the past three weeks, the Health Annex, located at the Woodland Plaza Shopping Center at 6120 Woodland Avenue, has been open and doing testing for Covid-19/CoronaVirus.  Some things to […]

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Crossing Guards Community Convening — The Three Gifts

By Jackson Adams | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

On February 25th, The Southwest CDC hosted the Crossing Guard Community Convening, with 18 crossing guards that patrol the various corners of Southwest Philadelphia attending the event. Annette Mattei, part […]

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Maryam Makes Her Mark

By Jackson Adams | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Owning your own business isn’t for everyone. Some people were born for it, while others learned the ins and outs before venturing into the field. However, this wasn’t the case […]

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Smiles’ Linens – the Anchor of Woodland Avenue

By Jackson Adams | February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever been on Woodland Avenue, between 61st and 62nd street, then there is a good chance you have seen Smiles’ Bruce Zeiger.  The Philadelphia native and current owner […]

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