At 33, Nipsey Hussle, whose birth name is Ermias Ashgedom, was one of the last frontiersmen who worked to sustain a viable and visible Black Los Angeles community. He juggled several ventures in his beloved Crenshaw District. On Sunday, the same place he worked hard to empower is where he was gunned down.
In Ark Republic’s culminating event for our first, major collaborative project, “The Hurricane Trifecta: One Year Later,” a panel discussion exploring post-Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, shows on one hand, gross government neglect, while on the other, creative and effective grassroots and community organizing.
Military tactics and military equipment have become a normal part of emergency efforts by local police in times of crises and disaster. The lines between law enforcement and national defense continue to blur.
Mother Nature has a habit if throwing hard blows and sucker punches at unsuspecting countries. The summer of 2017 was a prime example, as it was not one, but three hurricanes that ravaged the Caribbean and the southern United States.
In this special podcast by “The Night Drive,” with host Nobi DeLon, the discussion between four world-traveling panelists focused on the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and how vacationers can hold some accountability in rebuilding areas devastated by natural disasters. This dialogue asks, “How can tourists reconsider being a responsible traveler?”
An excerpt from the documentary, “iLucha Sí,” filmed by award-winning documentarian, Jennifer Wager, follows the fight over the control of Puerto Rico’s educational system following the island’s recovery from the devastation experienced by Hurricane Irma and Maria.