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About Katherine Lewin

Renda Writer: The artist who paints love

Renda Writer: The artist who paints love

Listen On SoundCloud By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu Renda Writer paints love - over and over again. One of his first murals, spray-painted in Wynwood Art District in Miami, Florida, feature ...

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The lost boys of Jax and their mothers: Maurice Hobbs

The lost boys of Jax and their mothers: Maurice Hobbs

By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu Maurice Hobbs, an aspiring rapper, was walking down the road with a friend one day in Jan. 2017. He was a junior in high school and a musician on the rise in ...

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Refugee Stories: Dreaming of More

Refugee Stories: Dreaming of More

Juan Calderon and his family were forced to flee their country of Colombia to escape violence and death. Now in South Florida, they are using the power of business to rebuild their lives.   ...

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Sweetness in the oldest city

Sweetness in the oldest city

Dana Blanton of Sweet City Cupcakes quit her corporate job of 18 years at Publix and started her own small business, taking it from only 12 flavors of cupcakes to more than 60. They are thriving in St ...

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Florida business gives human trafficking survivors a chance

Florida business gives human trafficking survivors a chance

By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu Rethreaded, located in Jacksonville, Florida, employs only female victims of human trafficking and the sex trade. Florida is the third highest state in the U. ...

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MLK demonstrators celebrate memory of Civil Rights warrior

MLK demonstrators celebrate memory of Civil Rights warrior

By Jared Olson, photos by Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu Under the cold bluebird skies of Jan. 15, 2018, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, St. Augustine demonstrators gathered in front of the squat ...

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Justice for Keegan?

Justice for Keegan?

By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu On July 20, 2017, shortly after midnight, Keegan Von Roberts, a young black man, was shot and killed in front of his house by his white neighbor, Michael Cent ...

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One year and 9 months: Solitary confinement hell for detained immigrants

One year and 9 months: Solitary confinement hell for detained immigrants

By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu Luis Villatoro had just finished serving his two-year sentence in the Washington State Penitentiary for an incident involving his mistress. His time there lef ...

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A woman, mother and poet: Afghan-American woman’s journey to freedom

A woman, mother and poet: Afghan-American woman’s journey to freedom

By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu When Shahla Latifi was an 18-year-old pharmacy student living in Kabul, Afghanistan, it was arranged that she would marry a 50-year-old Afghan man living in J ...

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The Man In the Mural

The Man In the Mural

  By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu Connell Crooms is the man in the mural. It’s nearly impossible to miss him. He is 150 feet tall, depicted in black and white beside a fellow activist, ...

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“We Will Tread”: The fight against St. Augustine’s Confederate monuments

“We Will Tread”: The fight against St. Augustine’s Confederate monuments

By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu The fight to remove confederate-era monuments has settled securely into St. Augustine, Florida, the ancient seaside town that also hosted a civil rights movem ...

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Tyler Tenbrink harassed by protestors before shooting gun

Tyler Tenbrink harassed by protestors before shooting gun

  By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu Before firing a bullet into a group of people at a bus stop in Gainesville, Fla. on Oct. 19, Tyler Tenbrink was verbally and physically harassed by cou ...

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Privately owned detention centers turning immigrants into ATM machines

Privately owned detention centers turning immigrants into ATM machines

By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu The Obama administration ended the so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy in January 2017. This part of the Cuban Adjustment Act allowed Cubans without visas t ...

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America’s oldest city again becoming a battleground for civil rights

America’s oldest city again becoming a battleground for civil rights

By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu Read below or listen: St. Augustine, Florida, America’s oldest city, was once a battleground for civil rights. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his supporters w ...

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Flagler Athlete Spotlight: Rostand Essomba

Flagler Athlete Spotlight: Rostand Essomba

By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu When Rostand Ndong Essomba’s sister passed away unexpectedly, he was 14 years old. So he quit playing soccer to focus full time on basketball. This was a stra ...

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Video: Peruvian chef making food into art at the Llama Restaurant

Video: Peruvian chef making food into art at the Llama Restaurant

Meet Marcel Vizcarra, the Peruvian chef trained at Le Corden Bleu. Chef Marcel prides himself on his ability to turn traditional Peruvian street food, which is not traditionally visually attractive, i ...

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