• 2010 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow gets a Grammy nomination. Check out the soundtrack.
  • Albuquerque has lost 10,700 manufacturing jobs over the past decade - how do we compare to the rest of the country?
  • Albuquerque State Senator Dede Feldman wants to know what you think about the state budget crisis. Should state film tax incentives be on the chopping block?
  • Albuquerque is one of the "least likely to be segregated" cities in the country?  Researchers Frey and Myers think so.
  • Albuquerque Auntie asks for advice from Washington Post advice columnist. Why don't we have a Tia Carolina dispensing wisdom here in the Duke City?
  • Ujamaa is the Kwanzaa principle of cooperative economics. Celebrate by supporting an African-American owned business in Albuquerque - we always visit Mrs. Powdrell on 4th Street NW, but there are many other businesses who need your support!

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Tags: Kwanzaa, Morning_Fix

Comment by cathyray on December 29, 2010 at 8:13am

BB, thanks for the Kwanzaa info this week. I never paid much attention to it.

 

Albuquerque absolutely does have a Tia Carolina, Tia CathyRay, who dispenses wisdom & advice at the drop of a hat. I don't have a column so am forced to walk around buttin into other's business. 

Comment by Sí Serrano on December 29, 2010 at 9:49am
I too enjoyed learning a bit about Kwanzaa and totally forgot Powdrells had a 4th Street location, thanks for the info and reminder.
Comment by Ben Moffett on December 29, 2010 at 9:56am

The segregation information looks important, Teresa, and I would like to use in research I am doing, but it is so obtuse (both the report and the census site) it evades me. "Least likely to be segregated" means nothing unless parameters are stated. New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics among the 50 states, so what formula does one suppose is used to determine the likeliness of segregation? What constitutes a neighborhood?

 

Comment by Ron Da Bomb on December 29, 2010 at 10:41am
We just had dinner at Mr. Powdrell's Barbecue House on 4th a couple of weekends ago. I personally love this place. The building, called the Samuel Shalit House, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Comment by Granjero on December 29, 2010 at 11:26am
@cathyray  heh. maybe you should up the devs here at DCF and see if they'll give ya a column..
Comment by Ben Moffett on December 29, 2010 at 12:32pm
Cathyray: I ditto Granjero.
Comment by cathyray on December 29, 2010 at 5:49pm
hah! that would be fun!

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