I hadn't been to Washington Heights in a while. But on my way back from New Jersey earlier, I decided to check out a few blocks in the neighborhood of the George Washington Bridge.There wasn't much happening. But I did discover a wonderful mural -- urging folks to remember their rights in the face of police misconduct -- chiefly executed by Cekis.
Educator, writer and curator. Poetry Teacher of the Year, 1988, awarded by Poets House and NYC Board of Education. I co-authored three books back in the 90's -- two of which were cited as best Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. (The Place I Call Home: Voices and Faces of Homeless Teens and Jerusalem Mosaic: Young Voices from the Holy City.) Both books have also been cited by the Library of Congress for their "strong and honest voice of the young adult." I also authored A to Z : The Book of Rap & Hip Hop Slang -- with entries that have since been cited by dozens of dictionaries.