“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 […]
Bylines Archives: Dan Knauss
Dan Knauss is principal of New Local Media, an open source web application design and development consultancy. He lived and worked in Rivereast, Riverwest and Harambee from 1999-2011. Dan built and has maintained the Currents website since its debut in 2002. During the early noughties he blogged and wrote for the Currents. He now lives with his family in Canada.
The Journal Sentinel’s Crocker Stephenson was busy around 9-11, turning out a bunch of his short “snapshot” columns on people in New York City rather than his usual beat here in Milwaukee. There’s one on a 58 year-old Trinidadian violin player making a living by playing national anthems in Battery Park. There’s one on a […]
Artists who just want a space of their own may have difficulty with the idea that their own way of life might drive them and other people out of the neighborhood. This special feature includes links to many readings on the web, excerpts from Milwaukee’s Housing Strategy, a poem about Chicago’s Wicker Park Yuppification, and […]
Riverwest Currents – Volume 1 – Issue 5 – June 2002