Construction was a major source of work for all Black communities 30 years ago, but efforts, driven by fear of Black competition, to push Blacks out of construction and lock them out of an industry they founded during slavery has now succeeded in largely maintaining that lockout nationwide.
In the wake of deep pain inflicted, this collection of excerpts from prisoners gives testimony to compassion, love, support, integrity, intelligence, faith, heart, depth and humanity from those too often dehumanized.
Playwright, poet, satirist and giant-killer Ishmael Reed takes aim at the New York City art world with his new play about the life and career of Jean-Michel Basquiat through Jan. 9. Stream it live for only $10. Last show at noon today Pacific Time.
George D. Porter dedicated his career to the International Longshoremen’s Workers Union Local 34. He died in the care of his loving family on the morning of Feb. 19, 1992. His immediate cause of death was dehydration. His final cause of death was pulmonary asbestosis.
“We have been living the Lennar nightmare for seven years. We are original owners with perpetual water intrusion. I am trying to organize my neighbors (168 defective homes) and share information in hopes that together we can make a difference ... We are absolutely devastated. I am writing from Novato, California.” — Tamara