To schoolkids in Harlem and the South Bronx, Keith Jones is simply Mr. K, the recess man. A former bad boy himself, Mr. K helps third-through-fifth grades learn to play games and get along with each other and their teachers. He teaches them to play together nicely — and much more.
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Walking down the mean streets of New York, Joe Bozak looks like a tough guy, from his tattoos to his pit bulls. The image dissolves, though, when he pauses and the dogs nuzzle him and lick his hand. Bozak is devoted to his dogs, and to persuading people that pit bulls don’t deserve their tough reputation.
Maura Porricolo is a nurse who was on the front lines of the battle against AIDS in America. Now she’s sharing her knowledge and skills by volunteering in Africa, and helping train young nurses to work in AIDS-stricken regions such as South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.
Lezley Ziering laced up his hand-dyed purple skates, and glided into the circle of inline skaters dancing in Central Park. Ziering hopped, bopped, rolled and spun to the beat. His earrings flashed, his bling rattled and his braid flew. Ziering is 75 years old.
As a young aspiring photographer, David McIntyre based his work on what he thought was Cartier-Bresson’s artistic approach. Turns out he was wrong. But the misunderstanding led him to create a vision and a style and a career all his own.