There’s a lot to be said about JR’s Lightbulb Club, no-frills locals-driven bar and live music venue on Block Street that just turned 25.
There are multiple drivers for crime, just look at Wall Street and Washington D.C., but a significant proportion of crime has roots in poverty.
It’s that time of year again. Students are back, the trees are changing color, and several hundred thousand bikers from all over the continent will soon make their way to our streets.
More than 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 25 and 60 will be poor for at least a year. Over the same period, more than half will be poor or nearly poor, with income at 150 percent of the poverty line, or about $27,000 annually for a family of three.
A year ago this week, acts of kindness were being reported by citizens of Fayetteville and the Northwest Arkansas area like crazy.
Broader lessons from Ferguson are of violence, poverty and justice. We must think harder, and ask bigger questions.
So normally, when you think of “music festivals,” you might imagine a bunch of young people wearing strange neon clothing — or not even clothing at all — crazy loud music going well into the night, camping in hot temperatures, lots of boozin’ and partaking in substances, and partying until 6 in the morning.
The latest scandal to rock Hollywood hit the internet a couple of days ago.
In March 2011, Sirin (pronounced shir-reen) Duman Alkarim waited on the veranda of her Damascus, Syria, home, scared, thinking about what could happen to her husband, Taysir Alkarim.
Right now, though, there are pictures coming out of Ferguson that are virtually indistinguishable from the civil rights movement.