Join us on June 13 in HBG to recognize these education heroes of the pandemic | Anwar Curtis
By: Anwar Curtis - June 9, 2021
I commend every student who kept it together despite the difficulties many students faced, especially at a very young age.
Amid the low notes of the pandemic, Harrisburg’s The Singer’s Lounge keeps the music alive | Anwar Curtis
By: Anwar Curtis - March 2, 2021
I appreciate platforms that are “for us, by us” and I appreciate Airis Smallwood for consistently doing her work.
Black people made progress in 2020. But we need to stop being our own Achilles heel | Anwar Curtis
By: Anwar Curtis - January 6, 2021
Until we cancel out the noise, and continue to build allies within our own race, and understand our current fight for change, then we will continue to be our own Achilles heel.
Who says ‘Good Brothas’ can’t read? This book club is all about expanding knowledge | Anwar Curtis
By: Anwar Curtis - October 12, 2020
How a Facebook post turned into a book club -- and how that book club is helping Black men in Harrisburg find their voices.
The pandemic has us all stuck in a rut. Remember to take time to look around | Anwar Curtis
By: Anwar Curtis - July 30, 2020
Life is tricky and goals can be hard to achieve. I am a firm believer that everyone achieves more than they may think. Take a moment to appreciate that.
I’m a Black man in 2020. These are the questions I’m asking myself. There are no easy answers | Anwar Curtis
By: Anwar Curtis - June 22, 2020
As a Black man, how do I persuade my Black mother, Black father, Black sister, Black brother, and Black fiancee not to be afraid when I leave the house?
Higher education is a partnership between school and student — especially now | Anwar Curtis
By: Anwar Curtis - May 27, 2020
There are plenty of challenges as graduating seniors make the leap to college life. University officials have a responsibility to help them navigate it.
‘A helper by nature’: Meet the Harrisburg woman helping ex-inmates return to their community | Anwar Curtis
By: Anwar Curtis - April 1, 2020
Block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, community advocate Kia Hansard is doing her part to try to make Harrisburg a better place.
This Harrisburg couple is working to increase access to opportunity — one child at a time | Anwar Curtis
By: Anwar Curtis - February 13, 2020
Two weeks ago, during a service at Harrisburg Brethren In Christ, Senior Pastor Hank Johnson said something that really stood out for me: “We are disciples, called to make disciples,” he said, as my mind immediately turned to those who work with youth, both nationwide, and right here in Harrisburg. A little over a year […]
How one Harrisburg woman is helping city youth achieve their post-high school dreams | Anwar Curtis
By: Anwar Curtis - January 22, 2020
Have you ever heard the saying “It’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at?” That saying means a lot to me because I am only one vessel who can only achieve so much positive change for my hometown. And it’s because of that I know it will take efforts by both Harrisburg natives, current […]
Meet the woman fighting to break down the stigma of mental illness in Harrisburg’s Black community | Anwar Curtis
By: Anwar Curtis - December 5, 2019
LaPorcha Grigsby, founder of Black Girl Health Foundation, Inc is running with the mental health baton, with a monthlong series of seminars in 2020.
What’s it take to get through grief? Two Harrisburg women point the way | Anwar Curtis
By: Anwar Curtis - October 26, 2019
During an Oct. 30 book signing, two Harrisburg women will each discuss how they found their way through the grief of losing their sons