Today, 47 states have legalized cannabis in some form or another. The problem is that federal laws still categorize marijuana as a schedule 1 drug or an illegal substance. In turn, cannabis businesses cannot bank at FDIC insured banks.
Aztecan ritual in Los Angeles at Día de los Muertos festival on Olvera Street.
Fet Gede 2019 in New York City's Socrates Park. Photo credit: Haitian Times
Women in Port-au-Prince go to altar of Baron Samedi
Marie Leveau's tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Ancestral altar for Día de los Muertos
This weekend, three distinct cultures celebrate the life by paying homage to those who came before them. In Los Angeles, Louisiana and New York City, indigenous cultures that have survived colonialism, conquistadors, and slavery are still standing, even though they had to practice of form of syncretism, or blending to keep their spirituality
After months of contentious bargaining followed by an 11-day strike, the Chicago Teachers Union agreed to a tentative five-year contract and five days compensation for missed days during their work stoppage.
Ark Republic followed up with Chef Wanda Blake on food culture in San Francisco. Through the waves of gentrification since the late 1960s, we wanted to know about the shift in the food culture of the city.
For Ark Republic’s gentrification series, urban planner and professor, Nmadili Okwumabua, tells of her time spent at town halls in the early 2000s, with residents pushing back against encroaching developers.