The Hunt For Wild Ginseng In Appalachia's Semilegal And Highly Lucrative Market
Police Shoot Twice As Many People As We Realized | VICE News Investigation (HBO)
Oklahoma Teachers Are Fed Up And Walking Out On April 2. Here's Why.
Here's How Much Americans Bitterly Disagree About The Mueller Investigation
How hundreds of naked people exposed New Yorkers to art
When Rehab Fails | The Opioid Crisis
Meet The Man Photographing The Women Who Lost Their Families In The Kashmir Valley
Photographing America's Next Pipeline Fight in the Swamps of Louisiana
The Eclipse Doctor Heads to Nebraska For Solar Eclipse 2017
These DJ's Survived The Pulse Nightclub Massacre. This Is What They Witnessed.
Black Lives Matter In Toronto
Celebrating One Last Christmas For Terminally Ill Boy

Published on Oct 26, 2015 for AJ+ 

The little town of St. George, in Ontario, Canada, is celebrating Christmas in October to make a dream come true for a Evan Leversage, a 7-year-old boy with terminal cancer.

An Imam, a Priest, and a Rabbi Work Together To Help Syrian Refugees

MSNBC The Shift | Feb 24, 2016 .

Just outside Toronto, members of a local mosque have teamed up with members of a nearby Christian church and Jewish synagogue to help a Syrian family bring seven refugee relatives to Canada. 

 

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc-originals/watch/religious-groups-join-together-to-aid-syrians-630582851997

Former Vietnamese "Boat People' Bringing Syrian Refugees to Canada

The Guardian: Vietnamese Boat People Helping Syrian Refugees 

All Hands on Deck, Harlem

An artist who is postering American cities with images of raised hands says conflicting evidence about the killing of Michael Brown hasn't changed the power of his visual protest.

Shot for City Limits magazine on Jan. 29 2015. 
 

Another Kind of Nigerian Startup

YOLA, NIGERIA -- More than a million Nigerians have fled Boko Haram violence in the country's northeast. In the meantime, many are getting entrepreneurial. 

Shot for IBTimes.com 

Makoko

LAGOS,NIGERIA -- Life in the floating slum of Makoko in Feb. 2015. 

Shot for IBTimes.com 

 

Violin Lessons and Booze Mix in Brooklyn


Produced for the Village Voice.

Visit the music-teaching couple Ginger Dolden and Pete Lanctot as well as their students who get together in Brooklyn once a week to learn the violin -- and pound some Genesees. "We thought that people like activities and they like beer, so what do we know how to do?" Lanctot recalls. "We could teach violin and give "˜em beer?" With that, Booze Music was created.

Hands Up, Don't Shop: Ferguson Black Friday Protests In New York City

Hundreds gathered in midtown Manhattan on Nov. 28, 2014. It was Black Friday, but shopping wasn't what they had in mind.

 

Spot: Carry the Names Protest

Times Square, New York City. Following the death of Eric Garner, protesters gathered to read the names of more than 100 people who have died at the hands of police or racist violence. 

Ferguson, MO August 20 2014

After the tear gas had finally dispersed, protesters continued to gather in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown as police officers looked on.

Shot on assignment for IBTimes. 

Silver Lining

 

Ariel Creamer lives in Rockaway New York, one of the areas that were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy last October. After evacuating with her family, she returned to friends and neighbors who had lost everything and decided to help -- with Facebook. 

Originally published on AOL.com Oct 29 2013 

Slone

Slone, 40, is a professional graffiti artist -- selling his canvases for tens of thousands of dollars , doing custom work and even painting live for audiences at sold-out venues around the country. 

It's a far cry from his life growing up in Brooklyn, where he found a way into the world of graffiti in the 1970s.

"I learned a lot about the movement and I saw a lot of my friends get killed along the way," he says. Nevertheless, he was hooked. 

Flash Mob Queen

Sharon Harris has been in over 40 flash mobs in just a few months, she often does two or three per week. She calls it her anti-chemo. A cancer survivor, mobbing is the first thing on her bucket list and she doesn't plan on stopping any time soon. 

Originally published on the NYCity News Service May 17 2013. 

 

 

The Hunt For Wild Ginseng In Appalachia's Semilegal And Highly Lucrative Market
Police Shoot Twice As Many People As We Realized | VICE News Investigation (HBO)
Oklahoma Teachers Are Fed Up And Walking Out On April 2. Here's Why.
Here's How Much Americans Bitterly Disagree About The Mueller Investigation
How hundreds of naked people exposed New Yorkers to art
When Rehab Fails | The Opioid Crisis
Meet The Man Photographing The Women Who Lost Their Families In The Kashmir Valley
Photographing America's Next Pipeline Fight in the Swamps of Louisiana
The Eclipse Doctor Heads to Nebraska For Solar Eclipse 2017
These DJ's Survived The Pulse Nightclub Massacre. This Is What They Witnessed.
Black Lives Matter In Toronto
Celebrating One Last Christmas For Terminally Ill Boy
An Imam, a Priest, and a Rabbi Work Together To Help Syrian Refugees
Former Vietnamese "Boat People' Bringing Syrian Refugees to Canada
All Hands on Deck, Harlem
Another Kind of Nigerian Startup
Makoko
Violin Lessons and Booze Mix in Brooklyn
Hands Up, Don't Shop: Ferguson Black Friday Protests In New York City
Spot: Carry the Names Protest
Ferguson, MO August 20 2014
Silver Lining
Slone
Flash Mob Queen
The Hunt For Wild Ginseng In Appalachia's Semilegal And Highly Lucrative Market
Police Shoot Twice As Many People As We Realized | VICE News Investigation (HBO)
Oklahoma Teachers Are Fed Up And Walking Out On April 2. Here's Why.
Here's How Much Americans Bitterly Disagree About The Mueller Investigation
How hundreds of naked people exposed New Yorkers to art
When Rehab Fails | The Opioid Crisis
Meet The Man Photographing The Women Who Lost Their Families In The Kashmir Valley
Photographing America's Next Pipeline Fight in the Swamps of Louisiana
The Eclipse Doctor Heads to Nebraska For Solar Eclipse 2017
These DJ's Survived The Pulse Nightclub Massacre. This Is What They Witnessed.
Black Lives Matter In Toronto
Celebrating One Last Christmas For Terminally Ill Boy

Published on Oct 26, 2015 for AJ+ 

The little town of St. George, in Ontario, Canada, is celebrating Christmas in October to make a dream come true for a Evan Leversage, a 7-year-old boy with terminal cancer.

An Imam, a Priest, and a Rabbi Work Together To Help Syrian Refugees

MSNBC The Shift | Feb 24, 2016 .

Just outside Toronto, members of a local mosque have teamed up with members of a nearby Christian church and Jewish synagogue to help a Syrian family bring seven refugee relatives to Canada. 

 

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc-originals/watch/religious-groups-join-together-to-aid-syrians-630582851997

Former Vietnamese "Boat People' Bringing Syrian Refugees to Canada

The Guardian: Vietnamese Boat People Helping Syrian Refugees 

All Hands on Deck, Harlem

An artist who is postering American cities with images of raised hands says conflicting evidence about the killing of Michael Brown hasn't changed the power of his visual protest.

Shot for City Limits magazine on Jan. 29 2015. 
 

Another Kind of Nigerian Startup

YOLA, NIGERIA -- More than a million Nigerians have fled Boko Haram violence in the country's northeast. In the meantime, many are getting entrepreneurial. 

Shot for IBTimes.com 

Makoko

LAGOS,NIGERIA -- Life in the floating slum of Makoko in Feb. 2015. 

Shot for IBTimes.com 

 

Violin Lessons and Booze Mix in Brooklyn


Produced for the Village Voice.

Visit the music-teaching couple Ginger Dolden and Pete Lanctot as well as their students who get together in Brooklyn once a week to learn the violin -- and pound some Genesees. "We thought that people like activities and they like beer, so what do we know how to do?" Lanctot recalls. "We could teach violin and give "˜em beer?" With that, Booze Music was created.

Hands Up, Don't Shop: Ferguson Black Friday Protests In New York City

Hundreds gathered in midtown Manhattan on Nov. 28, 2014. It was Black Friday, but shopping wasn't what they had in mind.

 

Spot: Carry the Names Protest

Times Square, New York City. Following the death of Eric Garner, protesters gathered to read the names of more than 100 people who have died at the hands of police or racist violence. 

Ferguson, MO August 20 2014

After the tear gas had finally dispersed, protesters continued to gather in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown as police officers looked on.

Shot on assignment for IBTimes. 

Silver Lining

 

Ariel Creamer lives in Rockaway New York, one of the areas that were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy last October. After evacuating with her family, she returned to friends and neighbors who had lost everything and decided to help -- with Facebook. 

Originally published on AOL.com Oct 29 2013 

Slone

Slone, 40, is a professional graffiti artist -- selling his canvases for tens of thousands of dollars , doing custom work and even painting live for audiences at sold-out venues around the country. 

It's a far cry from his life growing up in Brooklyn, where he found a way into the world of graffiti in the 1970s.

"I learned a lot about the movement and I saw a lot of my friends get killed along the way," he says. Nevertheless, he was hooked. 

Flash Mob Queen

Sharon Harris has been in over 40 flash mobs in just a few months, she often does two or three per week. She calls it her anti-chemo. A cancer survivor, mobbing is the first thing on her bucket list and she doesn't plan on stopping any time soon. 

Originally published on the NYCity News Service May 17 2013. 

 

 

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