Community and Family

Ange Branca of Sate Kampar is opening a ‘chef incubator’ in the Bok

Kampar Kitchen will be a culinarily shape-shifting space where Branca and team will nurture up-and-coming cooks and aspiring restaurateurs. Based in South Philly’s Bok building, the venture will offer carryout options from a rotating roster of creators and cuisine concepts, allowing people to offer their brand of fare to the public without incurring high startup costs. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)


One-size-fits-all approach to rent relief leaves tenants and landlords without assistance

Landlords who didn’t participate in Philadelphia’s pandemic rental assistance program were dissuaded by bureaucratic red tape and uncertainty, concerns about the amount of money they could collect, and strained relationships with tenants, according to a report released Monday by the Housing Initiative at Penn and the Philadelphia-based redevelopment nonprofit Reinvestment Fund. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)


A Lifeline During COVID 19

When the coronavirus shut down the world in March, Sara Lomax-Reese knew WURD Radio would be a lifeline for many of its listeners. And, since racism permeates all aspects of American life, including the health care system, she knew this crisis would hit Black people and businesses harder. The station stepped up in so many ways. In this episode, hosts Andrea Lawful Sanders and Solomon Jones talk about how they each understood their duty to keep the community informed and how COVID has personally impacted the WURD family. | From: WURD (Read more.)