Good News Headlines 11/20/18


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants To Replace Columbus Day With Holiday For Election Day

by Jessica Kwong, Newsweek

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday proposed getting rid of Columbus Day as a holiday and replacing it with a day off for Election Day… Read More



Arlington Brothers Outfitting The World In Blue Socks To Save A Colorful Bird

by Joan Goodchild, Baystate Parent

For the last year, Will Gladstone has jumped feet first into his passion for saving a bird. Blue feet first, that is… Read More



Bristol, England, Aims For Carbon Neutrality By 2030

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

Of course, reaching such a target for an entire city in just over eleven years is an exceedingly tall order… Read More



Kristine E. Guillaume Elected 1st Black Woman President In Harvard Student Newspaper’s 145-Year History

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson, Good Black News

Guillaume, a joint African American Studies and History and Literature concentrator, is currently one of The Crimson’s Central Administration reporters… Read More



Banned CNN Reporter Is Back At The White House In A Major Victory For Freedom Of The Press

by Leo Shvedsky, Upworthy

Instead of reporting the news, Acosta himself became an international story after President Trump ordered the White House to revoke Acosta’s press credentials after the CNN reporter got into a verbal confrontation with Trump during the president’s news conference after the 2018 midterm elections… Read More



Writers Of Color Sweep National Book Awards

by Sameer Rao, COLORLINES

Here are the authors, poets and translators whose books and collections won one of the United States' most prestigious literary prizes… Read More



Massachusetts Makes History As First Legal Marijuana Shops On East Coast Open Tuesday

by Daniella Silva and Ezra Kaplan, NBC News

Medical marijuana facilities Cultivate Holdings, in Leicester, and New England Treatment Access (NETA), in Northampton, opened their doors at 8 a.m. to kick off the state's first legal recreational marijuana sales to people over the age of 21… Read More



Africa’s ‘Homegrown Philanthropy’ Is Rising, Creating Self-Sufficiency For A New Generation

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

This episode of a BBC radio documentary series, Africa’s Big Philanthropy, highlights how many of the more fortunate members of the world’s fastest growing economies are not forgetting their often disadvantageous roots, returning to support education and healthcare, with sometimes breathtaking sums of capital… Read More



How Bay Area Restaurants, Chefs, And Bars Are Helping Camp Fire Victims

by Janelle Bitker, Eater San Francisco

Some Bay Area chefs, restaurants, bars, and businesses have quickly sprung into action, with some making it a little easier for you to help as well… Read More



How A Dog Could Stop The Global Spread Of Malaria

by Michaeleen Doucleff, NPR

At a scientific conference on Monday, British entomologist Steve Lindsay presented preliminary evidence that dogs can detect whether a person is carrying the malaria parasite in their blood by just sniffing their odor — or more specifically, sniffing a small piece of their sock… Read More


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