North Philly Now: Pilot

Host and show creator Deja Parker talks to Tomika Branch and Chyvonne Bacon, two entrepreneurs who own beauty stores in Ogontz, to talk about what it’s like owning one’s own business and how to achieve entrepreneurship in the neighborhood. Later, Parker discusses gentrification with Angela McIver, the CEO of the Fair Housing Rights Center;  Beth McConnell, Policy Director at Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC); and Aissa Richardson, Outreach Director for the PA State Senate. Finally, Parker conducts an interview with Dozie Ibeh, the Associate Vice President of Temple’s Project Delivery Group, about the renovations being done on Gladfelter and Anderson.

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