Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
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John Carlisle Detroit Free Press Published 3:40 p.m. UTC Jun 10, 2018 THE UPPER PENINSULA – Randy Kluck liked to drink. If he wasn’t drinking wine on his front porch at his house he was drinking liquor on a barstool at some dive bar in Sault Ste. Marie, where he moved to be close to his son Kevin, who came here to attend college. The two were such buddies that Kevin refers to his dad by his first name. “He really was always my best friend,” said Kevin, 36. “So I just think of him as ‘Randy.’ ” Six years ago, they were drinking on the porch, and Randy came up with an idea — how about they spend the summer together on an epic road trip through the Upper Peninsula and write a book about all the amazing bars they’d stop at along the way? There would be so many nights they’d get to spend side-by-side on barstools, so many long drives along the empty highways, so much to tell each other, so much … [Read more...] about Father, son bond writing U.P. bars book and it becomes a cult classic
BE Modern Man is an integrative program that honors the essence, image, and accomplishments of today’s man of color. With features of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals, and agents of change—these men share the common thread of creating a new normal while setting the bar in tech, art, philanthropy, business, and beyond. The BE Modern Man is making a positive impact, his way, and has a story to tell. BE Modern Man Capone Lee Age: 50 Profession: Comedian and Actor Social Media: Facebook: @caponelee | Twitter: @comediancapone | Instagram: @comediancapone One Word That Describes You: Gangsta What does being one of the BE Modern Man 100 Honorees mean to you? It means a lot. I’ve been part of the Black Enterprise family for a few years now so I take pride in being acknowledged. For me to come from the hood and constantly be told you will never be anything—so regardless of the … [Read more...] about BE Modern Man: Meet ‘Mr. Entertainment’ Capone Lee
It's a perfect May afternoon in Center City. Cliché perfect: mid-70s, no wind, no clouds. The type of afternoon begging you to leave the office and enjoy some time outdoors. It's the type of afternoon Philadelphia officials likely envisioned for the redesigned LOVE Park, aka JFK Plaza, which has slowly and gradually reopened this past winter and spring after construction was plagued by lengthy delays. At a glance, it appears the overhaul of one of the city's most recognizable spaces is being embraced by its residents. A man naps on a bench on the park's west edge, a group of Drexel students sit on the grass and eat lunch in a circle, tourists intermittently take eventual Instagram pictures with the park's iconic and namesake statue.But if you've spent any time in Philadelphia's online universe over the past month or so, LOVE Park has been a disappointing failure; a soulless, flattened shell of what was once a thriving, multilevel public square. As the weather turns, … [Read more...] about Should we give the new LOVE Park a chance?
By David Whiting | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: May 9, 2018 at 3:24 pm | UPDATED: May 10, 2018 at 12:29 pm It’s 7 a.m. and that means a gang called the Beach Buzzards are — what else? — buzzing around the Huntington Beach Pier. Of course, they’re not real buzzards. They are men of a certain age, call it retired, who gather every weekday morning, rain or shine, on the concrete benches just north of the pier. They even have tan caps stitched with a colorful cartoon buzzard carrying a surfboard. There’s a colorful flag too, but you have to ask to see it. Dennis Johnson wears a Beach Buzzards’ hat as the group meets at the Huntington Beach pier on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The group has been meeting for years to have coffee and talk. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Steve Byrne, third from left, talks to other Beach Buzzards as they meet at the Huntington Beach pier on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The group has … [Read more...] about Life is good on a Huntington Beach bench for these 70-somethings