Statement on DeSean Jackson: The anti-Semitic comments displayed by DeSean Jackson on his instagram are deeply offensive and disturbing. These words have been used for centuries to support the vilification and extermination of Jews. As a representative of our city, we call on DeSean Jackson to stop spreading hate and bigotry and to become better educated about anti-Semitism.

Through the hard times that have impoverished and nearly killed her, Lenora Faison, 68, has been buoyed by a pithy bromide she picked up somewhere in her star-crossed life:

“You make a way out of no way.”