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Antionette Lee
May 08, 2020 - 12:17 pm
Philadelphia-based nonprofit Mighty Writers, known for teaching kids language and critical thinking skills, has taken on a new, more pressing mission in the COVID-19 era. Read more here.
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Kate Perlman performing her song on Quarantined Kids website
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Hadas Kuznits
May 07, 2020 - 8:31 pm
A new website designed for kids expected to go live by Monday aims to showcase their experience of the pandemic through their artwork. Read more here.
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Trapeta B. Mayson
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Hadas Kuznits
December 12, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The city debuted its newest poet laureate Thursday at the Free Library of Philadelphia, who will be a champion for the verse over the next two years. Read more here.
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Dr. Sheena Howard
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Antionette Lee
June 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dr. Sheena Howard lives in Southwest Philly with her 2-year-old, her mother, and her cat. That may sound like a normal life, but at 35 years young, the Philadelphia native has already distinguished herself as an author, teacher, academic, and comic book game-changer...
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Roxane Gay
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May 03, 2019 - 5:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Author Roxane Gay and the online publishing platform Medium have launched Gay Magazine, dedicated to diverse, "intelligently provocative work" and a culture of respect for both readers and writers. The first edition, posted earlier this week , includes essays by Grace Lavery and...
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Moore College professor contributes confidential composition to Antarctica time capsule
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March 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Somewhere deep in the ice at the bottom of the world is a 2-foot, semi-cylindrical time capsule. Inside are letters and drawings not meant to be seen for 1,000 years. The capsule was deployed last month by a team near the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Research Station...
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The "Do the Write Thing Challenge" is a curriculum being implemented in 20 schools where students and teachers will discuss and write about violence in their lives, homes, and communities.
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Justin Udo
February 07, 2019 - 5:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A course on combating violence gets its own spot in several Philadelphia schools, and it's being championed by people with personal ties to the issue. When she was 16-years-old, Tiphanie White was shot in the back. "And it's still a traumatic experience for me. Even...
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Actor Shia LaBeouf poses at the premiere of "Honey Boy" during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Park City, Utah.
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January 27, 2019 - 9:22 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Shia LaBeouf latest film was born in an unusual place — court-ordered rehab. The actor spent time writing the script for his semi-autobiographical "Honey Boy" while he was being treated for substance abuse after a 2017 arrest. "He wrote this script in rehab and actually sent...
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