Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Workshop

WRAP (Wellness Action Recovery Plan) Workshop Friday October 29, 7-9pm The A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave in West Philly Free (donations appreciated)

WRAP, the Wellness Recovery Action Plan, is a self-management tool developed by People in Recovery for People in Recovery. It can be used for any life challenge though, from mental health to addictions to physical health to relationship challenges and more. It empowers you to maximize your wellness and be in control of your life goals. You write your own plan.


MOSAIC Open Mic (the A-Space Open Mic is back—this month on a new night) Join hosts Musa Mshinda & Warren Longmire with special guests Danie Ocean & Omar on Sunday, October 24 at 8pm at The A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave in West Philly

This month’s featured performers are Danie Ocean

Community radio in West Philly

an interview with Renee McBride-Williams, interim station manager

What is WPEB?

WPEB stands for West Philadelphia Educational Broadcasting. It's a community radio station and its intention is to educate and to bridge the voices of West Philadelphia, so that we have a clearer understanding of people's specific purpose and help to represent their voice and their concerns. Also, we're open for volunteerism—people to come in and work with one another, and hopefully we can achieve a greater understanding of the place we live in and the people around us.

Cops take South Street

On the night of July 10th, a few of us from defenestrator hung out at Tattooed Mom's, tossing back beers and making plans for insurrection, like we usually do. It was a good time. When we left the bar around midnight, however, we stumbled onto a  chaotic scene on South Street that dissolved our good spirits. Groups of black youth were walking very quickly westward. There was a lot of shouting. There was almost no car traffic. We saw the rows of cops marching toward us. They were shutting down South Street.

Over Our Dead Bodies: Dying Homeless People with AIDS on the Streets of Philadelphia

by Sam Sitrin and members of ACT UP

ACT UP Philadelphia (AIDS COALTION TO UNLEASH POWER), the AIDS activist group, is inciting action in response to the City of Philadelphia having the worst record for housing sick people with AIDS in the continental United States. The only cities that are part of the United States with more people homeless with AIDS are in Puerto Rico and Guam.

Philadelphia radical history

The first labor party in the United States was formed in Philadelphia in 1828. Called the “Working Men’s Party,” the short-lived party supported skilled artisans and craftsmen in challenging their master. They called for a 10-hour workday, free public education, and the abolition of debtor prisons. The party formed in New York as well in 1829, although factional disputes lead to its dissolution in 1833.

Electric rates to increase as much as 20 percent

Thanks to a 1996 deregulation of electric companies in Pennsylvania, we all will soon pay at least 10% more on electric bills starting in January. PECO has made an offer with their Early Phase-in Program: we can start paying more now. Aren't they generous? As the matter stands, it seems that the rate increase is a done deal. However, that may not be so.

Independent union expands horizons

The Philadelphia security guards that defied company pressure and formed their own independent union last year are now pushing to grow further.  In late August guards working for the Scotland Yard security company said they filed a petition to vote on union representation with the Philadelphia Security Officers Union (PSOU). 

Something Old, Something New: Matt Green Exhibit of Works in Oil Done on Canvass

Matthew Green something old, something new an exhibition of works in oil on canvas

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at The A – Space 4722 Baltimore Ave Philadelphia, PA

Sept 1 – 30 reception Sun Sept 26 5 – 7 pm

Matthew Green (267) 825-5448 • 2010

Artist’s Statement


This July 2010 marks 10 years since Philadelphia was the site of the 2000 Republican National Convention. The week of August 1, 2000, thousands of activists took to the streets of Center City Philadelphia for direct action against police brutality and the prison industrial complex.

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