He brings together genres seamlessly with his viola from hip-hop to classical and will have you gnashing or gritting your teeth with his mad orchestral skills. This Friday night shouldn't be any different for Miguel Atwood Ferguson.
At this moment, my fears for the people of Haiti are winning out over my optimism. Many are afraid the events around this election are setting the country on a path that will ultimately lead to civil war -- the worst possible outcome.
The Nov. 2 midterm elections are another chance for the youth of America to speak and be heard. Everyone who voted for change and hope two years ago needs to show that they're all in this for the long haul.
We'll participate in elections once the candidates respond to our demands, once they address the problems of people living in temps, once they stop forcing women to sleep with men who control distribution of humanitarian aid to get any.
Instead of focusing on making a difference in Haiti through the public sector, why not try the private? Let me tell you about some good social enterprise ideas, and who might find them appealing in Haiti.
As horrific as it was, the earthquake in Haiti provided a chance to begin the reconstruction process anew. And the gatherings in New York reinforce the urgency of the need to focus the world's attention on Haiti.
New Orleans is still in the process of reviving, and on the 5th anniversary, there are many great plans for people to come together to rebuild where it's still needed. I'm inspired by the scores of people who have stepped in -- it gives me hope for Haiti.