Articles by Brandon Anaya
‘A huge help’: Phila. restaurant owners see sales increase during Black Restaurant WeekBlack Restaurant Week, an event that showcases Black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses in the city, took place from June 4 to June 13.
West Philadelphians protest on campus for Penn to return MOVE victim remains to familyThe protest was organized by Black liberation advocacy group MOVE, in collaboration with Black Lives Matter Philadelphia, following the discovery that the Penn Museum stored the remains of at least one child killed in the bombing.
The controversial, complicated history behind Penn’s handling of MOVE bombing victim remainsWhile the Penn Museum and University administrators have apologized for holding the remains, the Africa family and members of the West Philadelphia community demand further action.
Penn Museum apologizes for housing remains of children killed in MOVE bombing after backlashPenn Museum apologized for using the remains for research and teaching purposes, rather than returning the remains to the Africa family.
Students, West Philadelphians call on Penn to ‘return the remains’ of Morton CollectionThe protest was organized by Police Free Penn and Black Lives Matter Philly after a recent report, authored by a Penn student, found that the Morton cranial collection holds the skulls of 14 Black Philadelphians which were robbed from their graves in the 19th century.
‘An uphill battle’: DPS Captain Nicole McCoy aims to build trust with students of colorVice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Penn Police Maureen Rush appointed McCoy as the Division of Public Safety's first commanding officer of diversity, equity, and inclusion in January.
Philadelphia organizations work to educate and provide vaccines to at-risk populationsExperts believe that distrust in vaccines is a contributing factor to racial inequalities in Philadelphia's vaccine rollout, as well as a lack of accessibility to vaccines and information on them.
Here’s how Penn’s decisions have impacted West Philadelphia throughout the pandemicPenn's actions regarding the pandemic have affected the West Philadelphia community in a variety of ways, ranging from its employment of local residents to its economic effects on local businesses.
After a month on campus, first years grateful for social life but worried about COVID-19While some first years say the ability to meet others in person for the first time has been crucial in easing the transition to college life from an isolating first semester at home, others describe difficulties in balancing social distancing guidelines and forming new friendships.
New La Casa Latina Director Krista L. Cortes aims to center AfroLatinx voicesCortes' chief objectives are to implement programming that connects Penn's Latinx community with the greater Philadelphia Latinx community, and also to turn the cultural center into a Black affirming space so all students can feel welcome.
Penn students of color want Biden-Harris administration ‘to prove whether they were all talk’Although students of color said they largely settled for Biden, many remain cautiously optimistic of the new administration.
‘It will literally kill people’: Penn’s reopening angers West Philadelphia residentsWest Philadelphia residents felt blindsided by Penn's decision to reopen campus for the spring, adding that people who are already disproportionately affected by the virus will be the most affected.
Anthropology prof. Lynn Meskell named Penn Integrates Knowledge University ProfessorMeskell currently serves as the Richard D. Green University Professor and holds joint appointments in the Weitzman School of Design’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and the Department of City and Regional Planning the Department of Anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Penn Medicine CEO discuss financial impact of COVID-19 on healthcare industryPenn Medicine CEO Kevin Mahoney urged the healthcare industry to move from a fee-for-service reimbursement model to value-based care.
Annenberg prof. launches lab to study health effects of marketing on marginalized populationsThe Health Communications and Equity Lab aims to design "culturally responsive communication interventions to advance the health and well-being" of diverse populations.
The pandemic has impacted people of color and working class hardest in Phila., study finds75% and 55% of Hispanic and Black residents, respectively, reported that they have faced financial hardship due to the virus, while only 32% of white respondents reported the same.