Nationally, the unemployment rate stands at 3.8 percent; for African Americans, it is 5.9 percent, the lowest since the government started keeping track of that data in 1972. But across the country, between 60 and 75 percent of former inmates remain jobless a year after their release.
As Vikings of the Minnesota variety invade the city for Sunday's NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field, a shrine to far fiercer Norse warriors is hiding in plain sight at the edge of FDR Park. The American Swedish Museum busts some fake-history myths.
Tommy Rowan write news features and human interest stories for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com.