By Stuart White and Agnes Taile On April 27, 2010, Bibi Ngota died in Kondengui prison in the tiny West African nation of Cameroon. According to prison documents made public by his family, Ngota perished because of “abandonment, improper care,” by prison authorities, and “failure to render assistance.” Ngota wasn’t [...]
By Simone Sebastian Thomas Boker stalked a 30-year-old woman for blocks as she walked a familiar path to her apartment in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood. He shadowed her as she headed to the Van Dyke housing projects. He stepped into the elevator she got on. When the doors opened on her [...]
By Lisa Riordan Seville, Hannah Rappleye, Teresa Tomassoniand Khristina Narizhnaya A mirrored pink beauty salon, a tiki lounge, basketball courts and a movie theater. Nestled among trees more than 200 miles from New York City, the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center seems worlds away from Gotham’s public schools–yet most of the [...]
Notes on Housing, Inequality and Violence in Post-Apartheid South Africa ~By Hannah Rappleye~ One night a few weeks before the 2010 World Cup, 33-year-old Terrance Mbuleo lay bleeding under a street lamp, on a narrow strip of dirt separating thousands of shacks from a handful of brick houses. That afternoon, [...]
~By Sophia Tewa~ An unusual man, David Pecheco decided at the age of 50 that he wanted to live the rest of his life in the treacherous South Pole, his wife Tina by his side. In October 2003, he took a job as a journeyman plumber and moved to the [...]
~By Aash Jethra~ Before 9/11, as told by New Yorkers who call Little Pakistan home, their neighborhood in Midwood, Brooklyn was a true microcosm of the old country 7,000 miles away. Today, this enclave, desolate and reclusive, wrestles with population loss and ignorance. And fear.