Good News Headlines 8/21/18

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Dozens of volunteers gather to build a playground in the 10400 block of South Corliss Avenue in Chicago on Aug, 10, 2018.


Rival Gangs Celebrate Their Extended Peace By Building Neighborhood Playground

from Good News Network

According to Arne Duncan of Chicago CRED, an organization that works to reduce violence within the city, the successful cease-fire has inspired relief and hope that other gangs in the city can follow suit… Read More



FDA Approves New Generic Version Of The EpiPen For Allergic Reactions

by Rob Stein, NPR

The devices enable people to automatically inject the hormone epinephrine into the thigh when experiencing potentially life-threatening allergic reactions to bee stings, peanuts, drugs or other substances… Read More



Find Out How John Legend Is Helping Ex-Inmates Turn Their Lives Around

from NewsOne

Legend—who has been very vocal about the flawed criminal justice system—has created an accelerator program for inmates who are looking to become social entrepreneurs… Read More



Taraji P. Henson’s Black Mental Health Foundation Will Spread A Poignant Message With A Personal Connection

by Nina Bradley, Bustle

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, which Henson lovingly named in honor of her dad, will place distinct importance on changing the stigma of mental health for minorities, which has long affected people such as Henson’s father… Read More



The Rise Of America’s Democratic Socialists

by Phoenix Tso, Good Magazine

The word “socialism” has long been a dirty word in American politics, but there are already many socialist aspects to the U.S., and there are socialist democracies thriving around the world, such as the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland… Read More



Baker Signs NASTY Women Act, Overturning Archaic Abortion Ban In Massachusetts

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

Baker on Friday signed the act after state legislators and Boston City Council members pushed for the legislation, saying it is necessary to protect abortion rights as Roe v. Wade faces federal threats… Read More



NYU Makes Tuition Free For All Medical Students

by Katie Lobosco, CNN

All students enrolled in the MD degree program are eligible, regardless of their financial need or academic performance. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, which this year amounts to $55,018… Read More


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