Good News Headlines 4/21/21

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Denver Donates Bison to Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations, Citing Conservation and Reparation

by Annie Reneau

Millions of bison once roamed the great plains. Now, in a unanimous vote, the Denver City Council gave the final approval Monday to donate 13 buffalo—around half of which are pregnant—to the Cheyenne and Arapaho nations in Oklahoma and one buffalo to Tall Bull Memorial Council in Colorado to enhance conservation herds on tribal lands. Read More

 

Starbucks Has a Dramatic New Plan to Ditch Disposable Coffee Cups

by Tod Perry

In honor of Earth Month, Starbucks has announced a new pilot program that aims to significantly reduce the amount of waste it generates. The new Borrow A Cup program launched in five Seattle stores allows customers to order their drink in a reusable cup for a $1 deposit. Read More

 

Black Family’s Beachfront CA Property Seized During Jim Crow Era is Being Returned — And It’s Worth Millions

by Austa Somvichian-Clausen

The Bruces were driven off their own land by racism in 1924. On Friday, April 9, a state bill was announced to return land to Black families in Manhattan Beach, the first instance nationwide of such reparations. If approved, the bill will allow county officials to transfer nearly seven thousand square feet of beachfront land to the descendants of the land’s prior owners. Read More

 

Fox News Predicted His 70K Minimum Salary Idea Would Fail. He Proved Them Wrong—By A Lot.

by Annie Reneau

In 2015, Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price, upon hearing the financial difficulties faced by his entry-level employees, decided to lower his $1.1 million salary in order to provide his employees with a $70,000 annual salary. Fox News and other conservative outlets called the move “foolish and socialist” and called Dan a “lunatic of lunatics.” Six years later, Price has proved the haters wrong—by a lot. Read More

 

It’s Time to Watch the Biggest Meteor Shower of the Spring, Known for its Fireballs

from Good News Network

The night sky is about to light up once again—with starry streaks brightening the night. This annual Lyrid meteor shower will begin tonight on April 16, and it’ll peak next week from April 21-22. The Lyrids are one of the oldest known meteor showers, having been observed 2,700 years ago in historical Chinese texts. Read More