This virtual workshop aims to connect Harrisburg’s youth with college opportunities | Anwar Curtis

BY: - March 22, 2022

Myra Blackwell has once again found a way to fulfill her purpose -- while giving young people and adults an opportunity to pursue theirs.


Join us on June 13 in HBG to recognize these education heroes of the pandemic | Anwar Curtis

BY: - 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: - March 2, 2021

I appreciate platforms that are “for us, by us” and I appreciate Airis Smallwood for consistently doing her work.

Black Lives Matter protesters march outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol on Sunday, 6/7/20 (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek)

Black people made progress in 2020. But we need to stop being our own Achilles heel | Anwar Curtis

BY: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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.