Getting ahead the honest way - on talent. Is it possible in Philadelphia?

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Roots and wings -- that's Angelo Perryman's story. Young African-American man in rural Alabama, where it might have seemed that race would... Read more

What the Wizard of Oz taught Angelo Perryman

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The question seemed innocuous, but general contractor Angelo Perryman fought back tears as he made his way through his answer. Are there any... Read more

SPIN: Harnessing the power of parents

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Kathleen Brown McHale leads SPIN, a nonprofit agency that provides residential and other services to people with autism as well as intellectual... Read more

Yes, we still love you: How to reassure employees in an acquisition

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So often in acquisitions, the talk centers on how to incorporate the new company into the acquiring company's culture. But what about the old-timers... Read more

Lessons in labor from a Philly fast-food worker

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Shymara Jones, 22, doesn't belong to a union, but she's a member of the labor movement and a leader in the Philadelphia Fight for $15 movement... Read more

Fast food worker, single Mom: The world sees my struggle

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"Some people are ashamed of where they come from and who they really are," fast food worker Shymara Jones, 22, told me during the more than... Read more

Wawa CEO says whoops, I won't do it again

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Sometimes a new leader can get a little too enthusiastic (and that's phrasing it politely). At Wawa Inc., Chris Gheysens was the newly-minted... Read more

Financial aid: Poverty isn't cheap

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Poverty isn't cheap, says Patricia Hasson, who leads Clarifi, the Philadelphia-based consumer financial counseling agency. Many people who... Read more