The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald’s

Yikes. What a conundrum. People increasingly need the internet to help complete school assignments, research and apply for jobs, stay current with the news, and be connected with their networks. Not everyone can afford Internet, so they look for places offering free WiFi. Cue McDonald’s, the home-base for all things unhealthy, to offer that service… Continue reading The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald’s

What’s Wrong With #FirstWorldProblems

Check out this short but to-the-point look from The Atlantic at #firstworldproblems, which you’re undoubtedly familiar with if you’re on the internet. (If you are not familiar, click on the hashtag and read a few.) A teaser: I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle… Continue reading What’s Wrong With #FirstWorldProblems

Atlantic Avenue Subway Station I know graffiti is “just graffiti” and I shouldn’t read into it, but I did. I generally agree with the sentiment here (access to affordable, healthy food should be human right, especially according to the values on which our country was founded), but don’t think it accomplishes anything. Clearly, the intended… Continue reading

Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher/administrator.  With the help of extended student and community family they have grown over 25,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance. His Bronx classroom features the first indoor edible wall in NYC DOE which routinely generates enough produce to feed 450 students healthy meals… Continue reading

In the Fight Against Poverty, It’s Time for a Revolution

I am so proud to be a long-time LIFT volunteer, leader, advocate, and supporter alongside countless others. To really understand some of the thing I value most and dreams that I fight for, please read this article. The work LIFT has done throughout the years and the growth it continues to do is incredible, and… Continue reading In the Fight Against Poverty, It’s Time for a Revolution

Sesame Street teaches about hunger

Sesame Street has a new muppet who is hungry for more than just cookies. The iconic kids show is set to unveil a new impoverished puppet named Lily, whose family faces an ongoing struggle with hunger issues. Lily will be revealed in a one-hour Sesame Street primetime special, Growing Hope Against Hunger, which is being sponsored by… Continue reading Sesame Street teaches about hunger

How I got into the New York Public Library game

Everyone’s been asking….how did I get picked as one of the awesome 500? Honestly, not sure after reading my submission, but I’m sticking to it. Here it is sans edits for you to judge yourself. jenbo1 Brooklyn, NY By the year 2021, I will become the first person to… ride an Air Bike ( around the… Continue reading How I got into the New York Public Library game