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[VIDEO] Ariell Johnson is creating a community for ‘underrepresented geeks’ – The Renewal Project

[VIDEO] Ariell Johnson is creating a community for ‘underrepresented geeks’ – The Renewal Project Meet Ariell Johnson and the vibrant north Philly community she calls home

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Ariell Johnson opened Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia with the goal of embracing diversity and inclusion in her community, and promoting more diverse representation in the world of art, specifically comic books. Johnson is the first black, female comic book store owner on the East Coast.

We spoke with the 33-year-old local trailblazer about how she’s making her north Philadelphia community thrive. Follow her at @AmalgamPhilly.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Address: 2578 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (215) 427-3300


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