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Yvonne Blake, the current owner of Hakim’s Bookstore, sits behind the counter of the shop while addressing a customer. PHOTOS: ALEX HARGRAVE ’20/THE HAWK

Hakim’s Bookstore, a ‘South 52nd Street staple’

Alex Hargrave January 21, 2020

Before Christmas, Joseph Sparks set out to buy a Bible, along with various other books, for a boy at his church in West Philadelphia. Sparks, now a Delaware County resident, knew exactly where to go. Sparks...

Delaney Watson ’22 checks the blood pressure of a parish member at Victory Harvest Fellowship in West Philadelphia during a health screening on Nov. 17. PHOTOS: LUKE MALANGA ’20/THE HAWK

Institute of Clinical Bioethics provides healthcare for immigrants

Jackie Collins November 19, 2019

Every third Sunday of the month, African immigrants head to the church hall of Victory Harvest Fellowship in West Philadelphia for health screenings. Members of the Hispanic immigrant community do the...

The Morris family’s art gallery showcases local artists and provides programs for local youth. PHOTOS: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

‘A beacon of light’

Alex Hargrave April 30, 2019

Morris family’s gallery brings art to West Philadelphia Just over six years ago, Milan Morris ’19 and her family brought the arts to West Philadelphia when they established Urban Art Gallery, located...

Stephen Maing speaks to a group at Scribe about his experience. PHOTO: ALEX HARGRAVE ’20/THE HAWK

Lessons in storytelling

Alex Hargrave February 19, 2019

Scribe Video Center serves West Philadelphia On the 3900 block of Lancaster Avenue, just under four miles from St. Joe’s campus, sits a storefront bearing the name Scribe Video Center. The 37-year-old...

Jim’s Steaks sits on North 62nd Street, close to the West Campus apartments (Photo by Alexa Pollice ’21).

A Philly original

Alexa Pollice September 18, 2018

The history of the first Jim’s Steaks. While many cheesesteak fanatics are familiar with Jim’s Steaks on South Street, they may not know that the original Jim’s is just a 10-minute drive from campus. Richard...

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