“The notion that John Gotti — or any single mob figure — was some sort of omnipotent New York mafioso is ludicrous. The word 'Godfather' had a nice, Brando-esque ring, but the title itself is a fraud”
The '80s “empowered” icky crustaceans like Rush Limbaugh, Dinesh D'Souza, Allan Bloom, and Mary Matalin... ruminating on family values, the evil lifestyle of homosexuals, the glories of war, the absolute sanctity of money, and the motto of Republicans the world over: Admit Nothing, Blame Everybody, Be Bitter.
The war in Northern Ireland is one of the longest-running and most intensive guerrilla insurgencies in the history of modern warfare. On one side, the forces of the British union. On the other, the Provisional Irish Republican Army. Beyond them, a network of supporters 3000 miles away in the United States.
“Girl group records were based in the relationship of a young girl and an older man (white, until Berry Gordy) who put her on a pedestal and held her in thrall; out of that relationship came some of the most urgent and intense rock and roll ever made.”
“For nearly two weeks the Singer-Swapps — a family of fundamentalist Mormons — barricaded themselves in their cabin and, armed with an arsenal of handguns, rifles, and sawed-off shotguns, held off an army of county deputies and federal agents. On the 13th day, the standoff erupted into a gun battle that left one officer dead.”
Carmen Díaz lost all her belongings and parts of her home, as well as her work running a childcare center that was damaged by Hurricane Maria. She says serving as a volunteer at Hogar Nueva Mujer has given purpose and meaning to her days since the storm hit.
Hogar Nueva Mujer has been offering therapy, provisions, support, and housing services to domestic violence victims for 26 years. The aftermath of Hurricane Maria has drastically impacted the mental health of all Puerto Ricans.
Laundry Solidario is one of the programs that have been developed at Hogar Nueva Mujer after the hurricane. Participants of the program are grateful for the service that has provided a weekly low-cost laundry service for them who still don’t have electricity in their homes.