Third-Party Voters stand up to be counted in the 2012 elections. Despite their usual issues of struggling campaign financing as compared to the big guys and a lack of media coverage, voters feel they are making progress.
Election Day in Red Hook, Brooklyn was a whirlwind. A week earlier, Hurricane Sandy sent rivers of rushing water through the streets. Today over 5000 residents still struggled with no access to heat, electricity, hot water, or hot food. Volunteers were everywhere, helping with necessities and trying to encourage residents to get out to the polls.
As consciousness around health food changes, Crown Heights residents are starting to pay more for the variety of options in the neighborhood.
“Whether you perm it, or braid it, or twist it or, or loc it. Or use any technique that black people use to manipulate their hair structure to do whatever they want to do with it, its an artistic expression.” -Sakeenah Nzingha, Nu Ade Natural Hair Products
When it comes to the gentrification question, often artists are the first to arrive in new neighborhoods. Is there a way to minimize the negative and maximize the positive effects by contributing to their communities?
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