Three Bags Full, chronicles Tavaris Sanders’s struggle to adapt to life as a black man from the foster care system of Chicago, to a predominantly white wealthy school at Connecticut College.
Drug addiction is real; it is menacing and ugly. But if we fail to maintain the humanity of the people who share their stories with us, addiction coverage turns drug users into caricatures or props. When suffering is coupled with exploitation, those who are photographed are never allowed to live outside of the pain they’re in, because those photos turn a single behavior into an identity that exists in perpetuity.
On October 27th, the Tree of Life Synagogue, in Pittsburgh, Pa., became the site of the deadliest attack against the Jewish community in American history.
Alcatraz Island, located in the San Francisco Bay a little over a mile offshore from San Francisco, California, is home to the now closed Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary and the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States.
Through the night, as he slept on the floor, they forced him awake for more. The sun had not yet risen over the Christian military home when Samson Lehman collapsed for the sixth time. Still, he said, they made him run. The screaming, the endless exercise, it was all in the name of God, a necessary step at the Gateway Christian Military Academy on the path to righteousness.