When Jenna Foster and Ty’meriah Stanton were critically injured in a crash last summer, coach Leah Shumoski was a constant source of motivation. The accident “seems like it was years ago now,” says Shumoski. "The fact that they’re sitting here talking to you, it’s hard to believe still.”
A Southwest Philadelphia grandmother lived in the dorms at Cheyney University, and she was a star. On Saturday, she will achieve her dream of a college degree and graduate as valedictorian, a poignant story for the nation's oldest historically black college, fighting for its survival.
You know Jacques-Jean Tiziou as the artist behind the enormous mural that graces the side of the airport parking garage. But West Philly knows him as JJ, the guy who's opened his living room to community concerts for more than a decade.