Good News Headlines 10/1/19

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Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Turns Bullying Experiences Into New Children’s Book

by Tonya Mosley, WBUR

The new children's book “The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family” looks at a common childhood experience — the first day of school… Read More



Plastic Bag Sales Fell By 90% At England’s Large Retailers In Past 4 Years

by Bill Chappell, NPR

The statistics come from reports by the seven biggest retailers in England: Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, The Co-operative Group, Tesco and Waitrose… Read More



Scientific Breakthrough May Eventually Allow Many Blind People To See

from CBS News

A handful of volunteers are already seeing the promise of a new device, about 18 months into a five-year clinical study… Read More



A Maryland Gas Station Owner Dumps His Pumps For EV Chargers

by Kyle Hyatt, CNET

With all of the focus on electric cars and building out a more-robust charging infrastructure in the US, you'd think that there would have been some old gas stations repurposed into EV charging stations. Well, until very recently you'd have been wrong… Read More



Former Gang Leaders Embrace Peace So They Can Stop the Violence and Be Better Role Models

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

Dozens of troubled men and women are undergoing awe-inspiring transformations thanks to a team of former Crips and Blood gang leaders who are determined to put a stop to the violence in their communities… Read More



School Turns Resource-Greedy Lawn Into ‘Giving Garden’ That Provides Produce To Feed The Poor

from Good News Network

The Giving Garden at Orcas Christian School on Orcas Island, Washington, which is run by dozens of volunteer students and community members, is thriving since its summer harvests produced more than 100 pounds of fresh, organic produce for the local food bank… Read More



Spelman Receives Funding To Establish A Center Of Excellence For Minority Women In STEM

from HBCU Buzz

The Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM, which will be affiliated with the Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration, is the first center of its kind and will serve as the hub for all STEM undergraduate research and training activities at the College… Read More



A Blind Inventor Created A ‘Smart Cane’ With Google Maps To Help Visually-Impaired People Get Around

by Tod Perry, Good Magazine

Kursat Ceylan, a blind Turkish inventor along with engineers from Young Guru Academy, have solved some of the major white cane problems with a new smart cane called WeWALK… Read More


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