Posts Tagged ‘Charles Rangel’

12/08/16: 13th Film Screening @ Shabazz Center

12/08/16: 13th Film Screening @ Shabazz Center

You NEED to see this film. In fact, now that we are on the precipice of the Trump Era, this movie is more important than ever. Directed by celebrated filmmaker Ava Duvernay, 13th takes an unflinching look at mass incarceration in the United States and posits that slavery never ended in America it merely mutated. […]


Meet Willie Morgan – the man who grows cotton in Harlem to teach kids about slavery | The Independent

Meet Willie Morgan – the man who grows cotton in Harlem to teach kids about slavery  | The Independent

BY Andrew Buncombe (@AndrewBuncombe) The soil in Willie Morgan’s Harlem gardening plot is nothing compared to that back home in his native Georgia. But it is fertile enough for him to grow more than a dozen vegetables – collard greens and okra, onions and stevia. To one side, he even has a peach tree that in […]


Ava DuVernay’s 13th Reframes American History | The Atlantic

Ava DuVernay's 13th Reframes American History | The Atlantic

BY Juleyka Lantigua-Williams Ava DuVernay’s 13th is a documentary about how the Thirteenth Amendment led to mass incarceration in the United States, but it’s also a gorgeous, evocative, and maddening exploration of words: of their power, their roots, their permanence. It’s about those who wield those words and those made to kneel by them. Many […]


Stamp of approval | Manhattan Times

Stamp of approval | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow The day the two planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Juan Mariel Alcántara Peña made his decision. He would join the United States Army. Alcántara had moved to Washington Heights with his family from the Dominican Republic when he was just 5 years old. rowing up in Northern Manhattan, […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Becoming an American Citizen, the Hardest Way | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Becoming an American Citizen, the Hardest Way | NY Times

By CLYDE HABERMAN Published: September 18, 2007 On an August day when some Iraqi’s homemade bomb tore through him, Cpl. Juan Mariel Alcántara became an American. He never got to appreciate the honor. A little-discussed detail of this war is that some of those fighting in it as soldiers of the United States are not […]


Manhattan post office will honor soldier killed in Iraq who never got to meet daughter | NY Daily News

Manhattan post office will honor soldier killed in Iraq who never got to meet daughter | NY Daily News

BY Edgar Sandoval , Dan Friedman | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS In Washington, a gridlocked Congress is ridiculed for being able to pass only trivial legislation like renaming post offices. But for a little girl in upper Manhattan, one of those bills, approved by the House last week, will mean she has a way to […]


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