In Harrisburg, out of the ashes of tragedy, a local rapper finds triumph | Anwar Curtis

BY: - September 26, 2019

If you weren't there, you missed a very special night at Club XL in Harrisburg last Saturday night.


Summer might be almost over, but for one special weekend, Harrisburg’s best had a moment in the sun | Anwar Curtis

BY: - August 22, 2019

While the first year was a success, this year was truly something special -- especially for the children of Harrisburg.


How Disney’s ‘Lion King’ remake helped me retrace my own Circle of Life | Anwar Curtis

BY: - July 30, 2019

In the darkness of a theater, sometimes it's possible to turn back time.


Thirty years after its release, Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ has lessons for Harrisburg and beyond | Anwar Curtis

BY: - June 27, 2019

Director Spike Lee's classic has lost none of its power with age. And the question it raises are just as vital and important as ever.


At Harrisburg talent show, Capital City youth ‘shoot for their dreams’ | Anwar Curtis

BY: - June 4, 2019

It's often said that today's youth don't have enough outlets to express themselves or to find the happiness that they're looking for. I guess that all depends on where you're looking.


In Harrisburg, Breaking the Chainz is building a community | Anwar Curtis

BY: - May 7, 2019

Love your neighbor as yourself, and remember the right chain will never be broken. 


‘Black dignity:’ A recent book puts it front and center — as it should be | Anwar Curtis

BY: - April 19, 2019

Sometimes adults need a village of their own.


Great fathers aren’t born, they’re made. And this Harrisburg pastor is helping them on that path | Anwar Curtis

BY: - April 3, 2019

Fatherhood can be daunting under the best of circumstances. A pastor named Jayson Davenport is helping Harrisburg's men find their way down that path.


In Harrisburg, ‘500 Men Reading Week’ encourages the growth of thousands of city school children | Anwar Curtis

BY: - March 8, 2019

It’s the second week of March – which means that ‘500 Men Reading Week’ is in full throttle here in Harrisburg. I was made aware of this initiative a few years ago through my now-good friend Jamar Johnson, who’s the co-chairman of this very important event taking place in schools across Harrisburg. Through this program, […]


This week, a celebration of everything that’s great about being ‘Black in the ‘Burg’ | Anwar Curtis

BY: - February 15, 2019

(*This column has been updated to accurately identify the organization Young Professionals of Color. It was misidentified in an earlier version.) By Anwar Curtis February is Black History Month. I won’t bore you with the back and forth text expressing my thoughts on why black history is much more than a 28-day celebration. Yet I […]


Pa. voters spoke: On Budget Day, it’s time for Wolf, lawmakers to turn those words into action | Anwar Curtis

BY: - February 5, 2019

As the draw up a new state budget for 2019-2020, Gov. Tom Wolf and the General Assembly need to hear the voices of all Pennsylvanians. Not just special interests.