Dozens of journalists attended a panel discussion at the Philadelphia Media Network headquarters in Center City Friday morning, hosted by Broke in Philly to help inform our collaborative reporting project on solutions to poverty. Stay tuned for more reporting on this event from our partners. (Read more.)
From NBC10/Telemundo62: In Philadelphia, one in four people earns less than $20,000 per year. Now, community leaders including Otis Bullock are working to solve the problems that come along with economic insecurity.
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Our partners at NBC10/Telemundo62 hosted a bilingual panel discussion on Facebook Live to kick off Broke in Philly Thursday afternoon. From left: Emma Restrepo from ParaTiMujer Radio, Edgar Ramirez from Philatinos Radio, host Alicia Lozano from NBC10 Philadelphia and Mónica Zorrilla from Billy Penn. (Read more.)
It’s an unexpected message from a woman who has dedicated her life to helping the Puerto Rican community in Philadelphia. But Hurricane Maria and the subequent flood of evacuees to Pennsylvania further exacerbated a problem that has long plagued impoverished Puerto Ricans. There are not enough resources to go around. (Read more.)
Most days, around 5 or 6 p.m., Candace Stanton, 36, maneuvers a black minivan into a parking spot across from the Dunkin’ Donuts on John F. Kennedy Boulevard, grabbing a snack from her bag as she waits to drive her crew to work. (Read more.)
The rowhouse in Port Richmond looked promising, with three bedrooms, new floors, and a small white porch out front. After having moved three times in 15 months, Linda Watson hoped she’d found some stability there with her 21-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son. (Read more.)