"This is not a story of New York, where people come there from their hometown and use sexual identity to meet people in a new city…This is a place where your sexuality is operating amongst family relationships, ethnic relationships and neighborhood relationships. All of these things are very closely intertwined, and if you’re going to do anything in this city, it’s going to involve your family at some point. What we’re trying to do is to take a history that’s not just a gay history, but it’s a Pittsburgh history. It’s a Pittsburgh history of gayness; you just can’t separate the two."
What do yakuza gangsters, rogue catering companies, sumo wrestlers, and a giant gorilla rampaging through the streets of New York City have in common? These characters inhabit the world of Johnny Hiro, an ordinary college-aged underpaid sushi busboy who often finds himself landing in extraordinary situations.
…it’s a confluence of a number of different things, primary of which is people’s desire to stay alive and free.
Rev. Michael McBride, he
directs the Lifelines to Healing Campaign, a project of the PICO National Network. The campaign is committed to addressing gun violence and mass incarceration of young people of color.
and was responding to
"In 2013 there was a drop in homicides in Oakland, San Francisco, Richmond…in San Jose, [and] in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago—from your perspective what do you think is going on here?"
…analyzes the public opinion differences between African Americans, African immigrants, and Afro-Caribbean immigrants in New York City…finds that Afro-Caribbean immigrants held some of the lowest opinions of the American Dream. Their collective frustration with a lack of opportunities placed them below African Americans and African immigrants.
more, plus an interview with Christina Greer, here.