Music by NICKEE PLACKSEN, “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”-Martha Graham
Freedom by MIKIA MUHAMMAD, “I was a young woman with an evolved mind who was not afraid of her beauty or her sexuality. For some people that’s uncomfortable. They didn’t understand how female and strong work together. Or young and wise. Or Black and divine.” Lauryn Hill, Essence Feb., 2006
Faith by NICKEE PLACKSEN, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”-Martin Luther King Jr.
Environment by AUSTIN SUSHEL, Out here the good girls die, and the sky won’t snow. Out here the bird don’t sing. Out here the field don’t grow. Out here the bell don’t ring. Out here the bell don’t ring.- The Killers, A Dustland Fairytale
War by JULIE SMITH, “In war there are no unwounded soldiers.” –José Narosky
War by JIM MILLER, “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes. If you fu—with me, I’ll kill you all.” –General James Mattis, USMC
Politics by CARA ANDERSON, “Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side the catastrophe is still there.” –P.J. O’Rourke
Music by JULIE SMITH, “Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order, nevertheless dazzling, passionate and eternal form.” -Plato, Wordsworth Dictionary of Musical Quotations, 1991
Faith by JULIE SMITH, “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, fi one only remembers to turn on the light.” -Dumbledore, Steven Kloves, Harry Potter an the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004
War by INDIRA JIMENEZ. “The greatest enemy will hide in the last place you would ever look.” –Julius Caesar, 75 BCE.
Chinatown by JACOB COLON, Ky Cao, co-owner of high end shoe and clothing store Abakus Takeout at 227 North 10th Street, Chinatown, irons a new sweatshirt on March 27, 2012.
Rittenhouse by INDIRA JIMENEZ, Doc Martens, Nikes, and loafers of Philadelphian teenagers cast shadows in Rittenhouse Square.
Fairmount by COURTNEY MARABELLA, A pair of high heels lies abandoned under a bench, outside of a residence, just off of Fairmount Avenue.
Northern Liberties by KELSEY DUBINSKY, A puppy awaits for someone to adopt it from Operation Ava, an animal adoption center on N. Third street.
Society Hill by SHAYNA KLEINBERG, Street art on an abandoned buildings door brings a modern image to an old part of Philadelphia.
A mural dedicated to Philadelphia native Noam Chomsky covers the side of a building on 19th Street and Fairmount Avenue on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Artist Peter Pagast.
Rittenhouse by JULIE SMITH, Two houses with contrasting exterior colors stand side by side on a small side street in the Rittenhouse neighborhood in Philadelphia on Monday, March 26, 2012.
Culture by CARA ANDERSON. University City: University of Pennsylvania’s Men’s Lacrosse team streatches their calves in union on March 26th 2012. The team practices at Franklin Field which was constructed in 1895.