But in less than a decade since quitting his sales job for the restaurant business, the India-reared Irani has developed a mini empire of restaurants in North Carolina and Georgia that expand the scope of Indian food in the South with innovative takes on snacks and street food—think kale pakora and spiced-lamb sloppy joes. It had survived Reconstruction. They were often paid in cash—which created its own problems. His voice is quiet, like his charisma. Amid what can feel like a barrage of depressing news stories about the obstacles faced by African Americans and women, the image captivated Americans far beyond the borders of the small town. After the Atlanta Games, many of the Mexican laborers who built the Olympic Village drifted north to North Carolina, following a building boom.
Lopez and other teens wrote poetry and raps about their journeys as immigrants, which artistic director Ashley Edwards turned into a play.
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CLEO also helped found the Miami Climate Alliance, which has planned marches and helped shape local environmental policy. The region is more than that. When he was growing up in Greenville, S. She beat an incumbent councilman amid an insurgent wave in as New Orleans voters chose their first female mayor and a diverse city council. In August, it will break ground on its first new building in over 40 years.