“Harambee” is a Kenyan word. During Kwanzaa, each evening a candle with a special significance is lit by the leader of the ceremony. Then everyone says something about what the candle symbolizes–unity, for instance, on the first evening of Kwanzaa. Then the leader shouts “Harambee!” (hah-rahm-BEH) which means “Let’s all pull together.” Everyone else shouts […]
Archive | December 2002
Maureen Kane has “season lag,” and a tan. And she recently had an 8-day week — two Tuesdays. Obviously she hasn’t been hanging around Riverwest lately. Kane, a neighborhood resident and self-employed owner of MMK Design, recently returned from Australia, where she participated in her fourth Gay Games.
Many of the recent articles in the Currents have focused in one way or the other on aspects of change, not only in Riverwest but in the larger world community. Gentrification, the break down of families, urban planning, crime — these are just a few of the many topics we report on that fall under […]
World AIDS Day, December 1, is commemorated around the globe with news and events to highlight progress made in the battle against the epidemic, while at the same time reminding people how much still needs to be done.
by Kevin Flaherty When I met Mario Costantini, a kinetic interior designer, he was directing workers in Spanish in front of his furniture-making establishment. Costantini, 48, brought me inside, where an airy showroom displays some of La Lune’s furniture. The showroom, with pleasant terra cotta tiles and an abundance of natural light, opens up into […]