“The American dream, the idea that anyone can succeed through hard work, is one of the most enduring myths in this country,” penned newly minted author and journalist, Reniqua Allen in a NY Times article.
With “Sak Pase, Sexy?” as it’s titled, this week’s Night Drive revs up to talk all about SMILF, a new Showtime comedy that serves as an acronym for single mom I’d like to fuck. In this joyride, Nobi and Embassy try their best to make the ‘F’ bomb more “PG” rated, but as much as they finagle the word, the brilliance of this thought provoking series remains.
Rally outside of Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Demonstrators protest the lack of heat and power for almost week during the winter months. Photo Credit: Congresswoman Carolyn Malonye's (D-NY) Twitter page
Activists, elected officials cry “inhumane” treatment for 1,600 inmates left to freeze for almost a week in New York jail.
Nydia Velazquez and Jumaane Williams talk to crowd outside of MDC. Photo credit: Nydia Velazquez Twitter page
Demonstrators at Metropolitan Detention Center calling for officials to turn on power and heat. Photo credit: Nydia Velazquez Twitter page
For almost a week, detainees in the Metropolitan Detention Center went unwashed, cold and hungry. According to reports from those inside, inmates developed colds, and those who were already sick were not receiving adequate care if any.
Welcome to our first post dedicated to the litany of contributors who offer their view of the world via poems. An Ark Weekender original, this section opens its poetry book to show you the creative voices of people around the world.