Billy Fischer’s blonde dreadlocks swung wildly as he placed one near-blackened bare foot in front of the other and wound around the room. “Now swing you neighbor!” he shouted. “Now swing your partner!”
He laughed, a wide grin spreading across his face.
“There are literally two Americas,” Martin Luther King announced on the grounds of Stanford University, in a 1967 speech that has since become known as “The Other America.” “One America is beautiful for situation. That America is flowing with the milk of prosperity and the honey of equality. I’m sure that each of us is painfully aware of the fact that there is another America, and those who live in inadequate, substandard and often dilapidated housing conditions, and year after year in this other America, thousands, even millions of young ppl are forced to attend inadequate, substandard schools.”
Nursing student Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka walked two miles Thursday morning—and not only to get in her daily exercise.
She had a breast-feeding policy question to ask of former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher who was delivering a keynote lecture on why poor and minority populations, including those in New Haven, continue to have more diabetes, obesity, and other health problems than the national average.