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.


‘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 […]


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.


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.

Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera.

Harrisburg city school district may soon be under state control, as Pa. Education department petitions for receivership

BY: - June 3, 2019

The county court has seven days to hold a hearing on the petition, and then 10 days to file a decision on receivership, the Department of Education said in a press release.


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. 

Auditor general calls on Harrisburg School District to act with ‘greater degree of transparency’

BY: - April 22, 2019

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is the latest state official to wade into the fracas plaguing the capital city’s public school district.


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.