“It is the kickoff to the city’s tourism season. … Hope springs, there is a chance that we will have good weather, that people have been indoors all winter and they want to get outside.” — Race Director Dan McCarthy
“Playing sports — especially in college — has developed me into a more well-rounded person. It has helped me become a better team member and ultimately a team leader. … Being a Black female athlete has helped me come out of my shell and speak my mind.”
“I am a woman of color serving a community of children of color and that helps me understand challenges that they might be experiencing. But it also inspires me to see what happens when communities that have been historically underserved get the opportunities and resources to be able to reach their full potential.”
What I’m emphasizing here … is the fact that they have called a transgender pastor. And part of that is to say: ‘Hey, this is a safe place for folks in the LGBTQ+ community, so safe that this congregation not only says you can come and sit in the pews, but we’ll even call you…
There aren’t many people who can say the president of the United States has described them as “a friend, a confidant, and a brother,” as he wrote of Souza in the foreword to Obama: An Intimate Portrait.
“I think that there’s an opportunity for them to just come in and make a change in society and the way that we’re headed. I think the future is obviously in their hands and we’re going to need them to step up.” — Manuel DeBrito
“I was raised by my great grandmother, who was an avid baker. I can remember her putting out her pie mat for Thanksgiving and rolling out her pie dough. … So I do feel very blessed to have those experiences.” — Brandon Roderick
Sangha New Bedford wants “to meet you where you’re at, to be comfortable enough that you can step into any class at the studio or any class in any studio and have a sense of belonging. And knowing what’s going to happen and how you’re going to be.”
The Westport native’s versions of the Friday the 13th brand have earned him admiration from fans and a reputation amongst peers, marking the start of a career that has taken him Hollywood to the fertile trappings of his South Coast homeland.
“It’s never normal. Whenever I see Buddy (Guy) or spend some time with Carlos Santana or Joe Bonamassa over the years, you never feel like it’s a normal thing, because you looked up to these people and you have a certain thing in your head about who they are and what they mean to you.”
“I’m not sure if it’s a gender thing or color, because I present with both issues … There aren’t many women in surgery, never mind women of color in surgery. … I’m the first of a whole host of things.”
“I think it [cannabis] hasn’t plateaued yet, and there’s always new people getting into it. … They realize how good it made them feel in college. And they’re like, ‘hey, I want to feel like that again,’ and so they’re exploring it.” — Chapman Dickerson
“Sailing to Freedom,” which has a companion exhibition opening May 20 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, examines the critical role that coastal water routes played in enslaved persons’ successful escapes from the South.
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