What's different about this rapper compared to others? He is also a professor who teaches English at Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, NY. Hence, what he brings to the plate of hip-hop is his love for the intellect.
Let a jury hear a man speak from his conscience, let them recognize the risk he's taken to speak to them and let that jury compare his words and actions to a government that will insist he's nothing more than a common criminal.
Custer State Park is located just an hour's drive south of Mount Rushmore and is one of those places where reaching it is half the fun. There very few places on earth where you can actually get stuck in traffic because a herd of buffalo decided to cross the road.
On the Major League Eating circuit the hot dog is the toughest food in competition due to the meat and bun combo, but the chicken wing is the most difficult.
Over a decade ago, I went to my first Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York. Hungry Charles Hardy and I spent a half week enjoying the greatest bar food city on the planet.
The process of growing your own food can transform lives.
L.E.S. means something else up north.
World's Fairs typically were used by the hosting city as a reason to develop an urban site that was previously unused. Some of these sites were marshes, forests, or simply sprawling fields. A lot of my photographs examine a return to nature as weeds and plants would overgrow the exposition pavilions; in many cases, there was no real concrete proof that this huge event ever took place, except for the magnificent park that was developed as a direct result.
The New York City Police Department sent at least four officers to Buffalo, N.Y. to spy on that city's Somali community, according to an internal Intelligence Division "briefing report."
State-of-the-town speeches exploded during the housing boom, when mayors could describe the growth in the tax base and bask in the glow. After everything went to hell in 2008, mayors would probably have preferred to skip the speech.
The bizarre late-night fight involving state Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, proves that the state legislature retains its amazing capacity to surprise, delight, amuse and nauseate.
What is magical about Punxsutawney is not just the movie or the mythical 127-year-old "prognosticator of prognosticators." The people and their values are the magic, and it is from the real people of Punxsutawney that America can learn some real lessons.
In many of the struggling inner cities of the Rust Belt, the make-shift storefront church is a common sight. In the decaying, desperate and fading old business districts of former economic powerhouses salvation is in short supply -- but there are many still willing to offer it up.
"This is the natural classroom. It's so important for the children to learn right here on the prairie about these animals -- what we use each part for and how today they still keep both the people and the prairie healthy."
Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas are fertile grounds for photographing laundromats, a fascinating subject with the patina of a bygone era.
For too long, New York State's leaders made decisions that impacted the Seneca and other native peoples without having an adequate understanding of our history, our culture, and our sovereign and treaty rights.