Dominique “Peak” Johnson is a North Philadelphia native and a graduate of The Community College of Philadelphia and Temple University. Dominique’s writing began in 2002 when he worked on the Project HOME publication, The North Philly Metropolis.

For six years, Dominique covered his community and the city of Philadelphia while writing for the Metropolis, until departing in the summer of 2008. Since then Dominique has interned and written for The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, The Philadelphia Weekly and other publications both in print and online.

In addition to being a Knight Foundation Fellow, Dominique also contributes to The Huffington Post, Global Philadelphia,, and Water Online.




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