Despite Pride month’s coinciding with the pandemic this year, Sharron Cooks still had plenty to celebrate.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The country’s largest African American street festival, Odunde, will be held virtually this year as it marks its 45th anniversary. The Philadelphia event typically draws half a million people and 100 vendors, spread out across 15 city blocks.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Erika Guadalupe, executive director of Juntos, has led the immigrant rights organization in providing direct services to vulnerable populations.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, paying rent was not just about a protest — it wasn’t an option.
Catzie Vilayphonh, of Laos in the House, describes how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the sense of community and culture for many Americans including immigrants and refugees.
Ask Blew Kind when she knew the pandemic had hit her cafe, Franny Lou’s Porch in East Kensington, and she doesn’t hesitate: the second week of March, when sales went from more than $500 a week to just $88.
A Philadelphia teacher worries about her students as they face extraordinary challenges during COVID-19.
A month into the pandemic that has transformed American life, Callahan, the 130-year-old church’s first female pastor, is navigating how the crisis is transforming the worship experience for her membership.
Mercury use in gold mining is widespread in the Philippines and Indonesia, where child labor is common and small-scale miners operate freely.
Compressor mining requires divers—often children—to dig down as far as 60 feet and spend hours underwater breathing only through a tube.
On the rocky ground outside the Kollo gold mining village near the border between Burkina Faso and Ghana, about 100 people are working, 30 of them children.