Good News Headlines 12/13/16

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Black Santa Is Coming To The Mall Of America For 1st Time

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

Ho ho ho, Saint Nicholas is here to spread racial diversity – and Christmas cheer! For the first time in history, the Mall of America in Twin Cities, Minnesota will host a black Santa Claus, played by Larry Jefferson… Read More



Interfaith Gathering At Boston’s Largest Mosque Seeks To ‘Build Bridges’ After Election

by Shannon Dooling, WBUR

Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined a crowd of more than 2,000 people at Boston’s largest mosque on Sunday night for a rousing conversation about diversity and solidarity as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take over the White House… Read More



City Of Boston Receives $50,000 Grant For Substance Abuse Disorder Assessment

by Tamara Starr, Spare Change News

The grant funding with be used to develop a comprehensive needs assessment to help develop the citywide strategy… Read More



Viola Desmond, Described As Canada’s Rosa Parks, Memorialized On $10 Bill

from CBS News

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Thursday that Viola Desmond will grace the front of the $10 bill when the next series goes into circulation in 2018… Read More



Congress Passes Groundbreaking Postpartum Depression Legislation

by Caroline Bologna, The Huffington Post

The federal government is offering families a glimmer of hope for the future of maternal mental health in the United States… Read More



Juilliard Students Greet Westboro Baptist Protesters With Music And Singing

by Robert Viagas, Playbill

Three members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, known for disrupting soldiers’ funerals with chants and signs displaying gay slurs, were met by a crowd of singing, instrument-playing students outside New York City's Juilliard School November 3… Read More



Judge Ignores 60,000 Arrest Warrants To Avoid Locking Up The Poor And Homeless

by Jon Sharman, The Independent

A judge has written off more than 60,000 arrest warrants for minor offences because he said they simply meant people would go to prison for being poor… Read More



180 Countries Adopt Landmark Public Health Decisions On Tobacco

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

The policies included in the new legislation will hold tobacco companies liable for the effects of their products, as well as create easier access for victims of tobacco-related conditions… Read More


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