Archive for July 2016

Why the Bernie Sanders speech at the DNC failed

Throughout his speech at the DNC last night, Bernie Sanders spoke from multiple perspectives—too many perspectives for the speech to function as a unifying, mobilizing moment for this former democratic candidate who endorsed Hillary Clinton earlier this month–and who wants to prevent Donald Trump from winning the White House. At the beginning of the speech,... Read more »

Four reasons Michelle Obama's 2016 DNC speech made a difference

1. It spoke of the familiar Anyone who has felt isolated, angered, disillusioned, or cynical during these political campaigns had something to connect to in Michelle Obama’s DNC speech last night.  Without mentioning names, Michelle Obama mentioned all of the deplorable acts that would endanger the future of our children with a Trump presidency—whether they... Read more »

Being a barber is about more than cutting hair

Fred Castillo knows that when a man walks out of a barbershop, “Most of the time, you feel like a million bucks.”  While Fred feels proud of his work, he also sees that it’s about more than cutting hair.  “It’s about building a friendship,” Fred explains.  “At the barbershop, you develop a bond with the... Read more »