The city has seen many forms of activism; but here is a solo protest. Jamal Johnson began a hunger strike in January, waiting for Mayor Kenney to declare Philly’s gun violence a public emergency. A crisis.
More than 450,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus disease and as the country grieved, other acts were born; a new generation of activism, mutual aid, and a renewed effort to take care of one another. One Germantown resident, born and raised, decided to gather these efforts in one place. That resident is Rasheed Ajamu, better known as Phreedom Jawn on Instagram.
Christa Barfield and Greenwood Philly are raising funds to operate a new greenhouse at FarmerJawn. They call it, “The Vision House,” a place where Barfield is trying a new approach to grow affordable organic produce for families.
The woman behind Bold, Black & Informed wants to keep voters in-the-know.
Zion Sykes, of Philly Youth Votes, shares information and resources, to help turn out the youth vote.
Amirah Cutts and The Germantown Supply Hub will sponsor a book and school supply giveaway this weekend, with hundreds of free books available.
Jabre Dutton is Germantown’s newest entrepreneur. The 11-year-old launched a traveling car washing service in the Northwest neighborhood.