Good News Headlines 12/3/19

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Dick’s Crossed The NRA — And They Hit Back Hard. Now Dick’s Has To Deal With… The Best Sales Ever

from Daily Kos

Last year, the Parkland students took on the NRA. All of the adults in the room told them that was futile, because the NRA was just too powerful with their legion of followers… Read More

 


 

Here’s One Way To Cut Down On Plastic Pollution: Eat Your Bowl

by Stephanie Bailey and Marion Edmunds, CNN

Food packaging is filling up landfills and polluting our oceans, where materials like plastic and polystyrene can take centuries to decompose. But one company might have a tasty solution… Read More

 


 

Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled In Montgomery, Alabama, On 64th Anniversary Of Not Giving Up Her Seat

by Zayda Rivera, BET

A long-overdue memorial in Alabama for Rosa Parks took place six decades after the civil rights pioneer bravely refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man… Read More

 


 

Maximum Security Inmates And 73-Year-Old Woman Create Christmas ‘First’

by Billy Warden, Good News Network

An art therapist since 1989, Sue Etheridge uses the simplest tools—markers, glue, and construction paper—to tap into the humanity of the criminal justice system’s most hardened felons… Read More

 


 

Scientists Used Speakers To Make Dead Coral Reefs Sound Healthy. The Fish Came Back

by Dominic Rech, CNN

A team of scientists from the UK and Australia teamed up to use underwater loudspeakers to try and entice fish back to dead coral reefs and potentially help them recover… Read More

 


 

Human Rights Campaign Foundation Launches Leadership Program For Black And Latinx Trans Women And Non-Binary People

from Good Black News

Ten Black and Latinx transgender women and non-binary people participated in the pilot program that focuses on developing transgender women and non-binary leaders of color in the South to increase their career opportunities and ability to work on improving public health systems… Read More

 


 

Researchers Find A Remarkable Ripple Effect When You Give Cash To Poor Families

by Nurith Aizenman, NPR

Over the past decade there has been a surge of interest in a novel approach to helping the world’s poor… Read More

 


 

Beyond Paint: How One Teacher Uses Art To Foster Community

by Carrie Jung, WBUR

Her goal was simple: help students learn that art is more than just the technical skills of painting and drawing, but also a way to learn more about themselves and others… Read More

 

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