“Poor people instinctively know that we need truly-affordable housing and stable jobs. Developers, builders, and speculators see vacant spaces as future wealth. That future wealth does us no good now, when people are hungry and starving and homeless. Identifying vacant spaces is part of measuring the resources of New York City, both real and potential.”
Immigrant child, now father – spent a year in shelter in upstate New York, live on the New York City streets. Published several articles, worked for Ma Bell for ten years. Former NYPD staff analyst, priced out of Harlem, moved to the Bronx. Practiced public speaker, taught oratorical skills. Member of the National Action Network since 1996. Founding member of the Council of Black Catholics (Brooklyn/Queens). Queens public library supervisor and researcher. Sunday school teacher for over 30 years. Writer/researcher – Black Ink Enterprises. Teacher, writer. Regular guest on the Gilchrest Experience cable TV show. Superlative language skills. Yo hablo poquito espanol, je parle peu de francais.