Training for a marathon can be a poetic metaphor for life, and the most important lesson for both is to never give up.
Yesterday evening thousands of New Yorkers gathered in Union Square to show solidarity with the protests in Baltimore over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody earlier this month. It was the latest show of force from the #blacklivesmatter movement and its largest protest in this city since the Millions March in
From a statement released by Ferguson Action in response to the mayor calling for a moratorium on protests in New York: Activists issued a scathing statement this afternoon in response to recent attempts by the NYPD to silence the efforts of citizens seeking justice for victims of police violence. The letter, drafted by Ferguson Action, and
I worked for FEMA on an elite, mobile, language needs team after Superstorm Sandy. I wanted to help but the internal work culture shocked me into cynicism.
Re-posting for the one year anniversary (29 Oct) of Super Storm Sandy. The original posting created a bit of stir within FEMA and many employees sent me anonymous messages of support. One of the anonymous messages from an employee: Hey, man. I just wanted to let you know that your essay/diary/blog post is making waves-
Today, I am moving from New York to England. I have a lot of strong memories about this little island at the center of the world that I will carry with me across the Atlantic, but none as strong as 9/11. In 2009, while working as a reporter, I penned this reflection. So long New York, I’ll miss you.