Good News Headlines 7/14/15

Fenway Farms illustration courtesy of the Boston Red Sox.


Fenway Gets Greener

by Andrew Amelinckx, Modern Farmer

Boston’s Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, is known for a high left field wall, nicknamed “The Green Monster.” Now, America’s oldest Major League Baseball field still in use will be known for something else that’s green: the largest organic rooftop garden in the Majors…  Read more



White House Hosts First-Ever Tribal Youth Gathering

by Julian Brave Noisecat, Huffington Post

The gathering will bring together more than 875 Native youth representing 230 Indian nations from 42 states to speak to first lady Michelle Obama, Cabinet officials, the White House Council on Native American Affairs and non-federal partners about a range of issues including education, health, justice, economic opportunity, climate change, cultural protection and language revitalization…  Read more



Arlington Police Trying New Approach To Stem Drug Addiction

by Lisa Mullins, WBUR

The Arlington Police Department is working with a public health clinician to reach out to drug addicts, including going door to door. The clinician asks the addict if he or she wants substance abuse help and offers access to the overdose reversal drug Narcan…  Read more



Muslim Communities Reach Across Religious Lines To Help Rebuild Burned Churches

by Heather Dockray, Good Magazine

In the past ten days, and in the wake of Charleston, eight black churches across America have burned. It’s a terrifying threat for many members of the black community, which is why a coalition of American Muslim groups recently launched a powerful crowdfunding campaign to help rebuild the churches…  Read more



El Salvador Farmers Successfully Defy Monsanto

by Dahr Jamail, Truthout

Farmers, who have already been consistently outperforming Monsanto with their seed, as the local seed is far healthier and more productive, have just managed to bring about a giant defeat of Monsanto by preventing it from supplying El Salvador with its seeds…  Read more



On 18th Birthday, Nobel Winner Malala Yousafzai Opens School For Syrian Refugees

by Reuters, NBC News

The Malala Fund, a non-profit organization that supports local education projects, paid for the school in the Bekaa Valley, close to the Syrian border. It can welcome up to 200 girls aged 14 to 18…  Read more



Cuba Just Made A Major AIDS Breakthrough No Other Country Has Been Able To Achieve

by Jenni Whalen, Upworthy

We're one step closer to ending the AIDS epidemic, thanks to a recent breakthrough from Cuba. Yes, you read that right. This is big news…  Read more



It Was The Kiss Seen Around The World. How Abby Wambach Is Challenging Homophobia In Sports.

by Parker Molloy, Upworthy

Arguably one of the greatest soccer players in U.S. history, Abby Wambach is finally a World Cup champion — but that's not what the world is talking about the morning after. Instead, they're focused on something she did that countless athletes have done before as they basked in the glow of victory: She kissed her wife…  Read more



'I am honored': Hijab-wearing Teen Wins Best Dressed At High School

by Terri Peters, NBC News

Inspired by a classmate's fashion sense, the class of 2015 from Clifton High School in Clifton, New Jersey made an unconventional move when choosing their yearbook awards — voting classmate Abrar Shahin as their "best dressed" this year…  Read more



Experts Reinforce Reasons Why People Must Stop Eating Processed Foods

by Antonia, The Raw Food World

Most people know that the key to a healthy body includes a healthy diet, one that’s void of processed foods and comprised of organic, fresh ones. However, there are some people who may have the mind set that an occasional taste of grocery store cereals or handfuls of dayglo-orange chips won’t hurt them…  Read more



Not-for-profit Grocery Store In Dorchester Makes Wholesome Food Accessible To All

by Cat Johnson, Shareable

As Whole Foods get slammed in the press for overcharging customers, a not-for-profit grocery store is modeling a different way of selling food. Daily Table in Dorchester, Massachusetts collects excess food from a network of growers, supermarkets, manufacturers and suppliers, and offers it at steep discounts to shoppers…  Read more