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JOIN US!! 11/2/19 for the HOPES Benefit @ Silvie’s Lounge in Chicago

JOIN US!! 11/2/19 for the HOPES Benefit @ Silvie’s Lounge. Chicago HOPES for Kids provides academic support to kids living in homeless shelters. With each move, kids can fall 3-6 months behind in school. Our academic programs are designed to help them break the cycle of poverty. https://bit.ly/2VFX3qZ

JOIN US!! 11/2/19 for the HOPES Benefit @ Silvie’s Lounge. Chicago HOPES for Kids provides academic support to kids living in homeless shelters.Help them break the cycle of poverty https://bit.ly/2VFX3qZ

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‘I’ve Got Nothing Over Here’: Michigan Man Deported By ICE Dies In Baghdad : NPR

“It’s crazy to know that he died alone in a country he’d never been in,” Bolis said. She remembers him as a man with a huge heart. He had been homeless, she said, but even in those difficult circumstances he would call to say he wanted to take her kids to get ice cream. “Jimmy was seriously the most nicest guy,” said Bolis. And he … Continue reading ‘I’ve Got Nothing Over Here’: Michigan Man Deported By ICE Dies In Baghdad : NPR

U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center : Goats and Soda : NPR

Gostin adds that while the circumstances of Bach’s case may seem exceptional, he sees her actions as stemming from an attitude many Americans bring to developing countries. “The American cultural narrative is that these countries are basket cases.” And so, says Gostin, Americans assume that whatever their qualifications, they’re sure to be of help. The result, Gostin says, is that everyone from college kids to … Continue reading U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center : Goats and Soda : NPR

How Hustle Culture Effects Our Mental Health – SheKnows

We are Hustling ourselves to mental illness and death. Why? “Along the same lines, this need for constant productivity sometimes makes people feel pressured to turn every hobby into a side hustle, which is part of our culture of making everything into a capitalist pursuit, Boyes says. Surely the Stoics wouldn’t approve of manipulating a hobby — an activity we do for the purpose of … Continue reading How Hustle Culture Effects Our Mental Health – SheKnows

Malcolm X Day

Here is a brief clip of the fire that was Malcolm X. So full of life. View this post on Instagram Malcolm. Always in your footsteps. Always with your courage. Always upholding your vision for ethics, empowerment, and enlightenment. From one fellow child of a Grenadian mother to another, we continue your legacy in earnestness. Happy Birthday 🙏🏽❤️ A post shared by amandaseales (@amandaseales) on … Continue reading Malcolm X Day

Former homeless student overcomes extraordinary odds to graduate from Georgetown University | WTOP

(WASHINGTON) – Rashema Melson is no stranger to adversity. The 23-year-old, who had lived for three years in a Washington, D.C. shelter, made headlines as the valedictorian of Anacostia High School’s Class of 2014 with a full scholarship to Georgetown University. On Saturday, Melson graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in justice and peace studies — the first person in her family to graduate … Continue reading Former homeless student overcomes extraordinary odds to graduate from Georgetown University | WTOP

DC police disproportionately target black people for minor violations: study | WTOP

Black residents in the District are disproportionately arrested for minor violations, despite making up less than half of the population, according to a study by two watchdog groups. Black people make up 47% of D.C.’s population but accounted for 86% of all arrests in the District — ten times the arrest rate of white residents, according to a study by D.C.’s ACLU office and the … Continue reading DC police disproportionately target black people for minor violations: study | WTOP

“Today it’s becoming more clear that disparities have more to do with racism than race, says Neel Shah, an OB-GYN and a professor at Harvard Medical School. For a long time there was “this baked-in assumption” that there was something different genetically among black women leading to their higher rates of maternal mortality, he says. But “genetically we are all the same,” he says, and … Continue reading