Especially at the later life stage, the home is a symbol of ownership, a symbol of self-sufficiency, and pride. As a financial product, Reverse Mortgage threatens the stability and dignity of the people and their families. Because of misunderstanding about how this product works and low accessibility to the prime lending market, African-Americans and other minority groups are the most vulnerable groups.
Structural racism in the U.S. is killing the black body
Simone Landrum getting a prenatal massage. Credit LaToya Ruby Frazier for The New York Times
Maternal mortality rates among Black women are extraordinarily high in the U.S. Additionally, according to the March of Dimes, Black women experience premature births at a rate that is 49% higher than any other group.
Read this stunning piece from Linda Villarosa featured in the New York Times Magazine (April 11, 2018).
24 hours in the life of an opioid epidemic
As seen by medical students at Temple’s Episcopal Campus
By Michael Vitez
An estimated 50,000 to 75,000 Philadelphians struggle with opioid use disorder and each day thousands come to one neighborhood, Kensington, to buy their drugs. Hundreds live there as homeless.
Art project on Pain and Addiction in Philly
Kensington Blues by Jeffrey Stockbridge
10% of all sales go directly to Prevention Point Philadelphia
Kensington Blues is a fine-art photography book documenting the those affected by drug addiction and prostitution along Kensington Avenue in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ninety-one large-format color photographs paired with audio transcripts and handwritten journal entries, created over a period of 5 years, tell the personal stories of those fighting to survive their addiction and the neighborhood.