I search through a book titled Day Trips from New York City and grab my bright red moleskine to sketch out a list of notable persons connected to certain destinations. A few summers ago, I trekked to Hudson Valley’s stately Kyuit, the John D. Rockfeller Estate and Phillisburg Manor, a 300-year-old property that pays homage […]
It’s been snowing a lot in Brooklyn lately and everyone’s just about done. I can’t remember the last time it’s been so cold or snowed so frequently, but it is winter, and there’s only about a month of it left. Still, I think I appreciated the snow more when I lived in Hudson Valley. Even […]
Angela Greene, Salt of the Earth Youth Market Garden – YouTube.
A full 95 percent of the African slave trade took place SOUTH of what is now the United States border, with the largest African diaspora population in the Americas being in Brazil. There are 60 million African people living in contemporary Latin America, a black Latino population larger than the entire US Hispanic population. The […]
“Thinking about how we talk about sustainability in a real way — I thought that food justice was kind of the low hanging fruit to talk about larger issues around energy and sustainability in general…. A lot of people focus on the ecological aspect of it,” Brown said. “The social piece of it is kind […]
We are a niche that it seems shouldn’t exist in a country that aspires to be postracial. As a result, minority travelers are mainly paving our own path, guided by ourselves, our social and professional networks and by bloggers. We are a largely untapped market, exploring the world without being aggressively sold an itinerary on […]
I feel like we need to bite the (foundation) hand that feeds us and ask more questions and point more fingers, but then again we all want to get paid. When we really get down to it, the money is right in the neighborhoods we are working in. Pimpin’ for six-digit grants can be partially […]
“First, since women perform 45% of the work on cocoa farms, it is inefficient from an economic standpoint not to view them as farmers and to fail to facilitate their participation in training and their access to inputs,” said the report authored by private consultant Margaret Greene. “Second, given women’s role in their families […]