Harvey racial optics much different than Katrina — New Pittsburgh Courier

In this Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 file photo, residents listen to officials at a roadblock into their Canyon Gate neighborhood which was flooded when the Barker Reservoir reached capacity in the aftermath of Harvey in Katy, Texas. The charges of racism that swirled after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 12 years ago have yet to…

via Harvey racial optics much different than Katrina — New Pittsburgh Courier

Long Island Man With Down Syndrome Launches His Own Charity To Help Others — CBS New York

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island man has made it his mission to improve lives, despite challenges in his own. As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, to know Keith Caputo is to love him. “I feel happy, proud and excited,” he said. On Thursday, the 36-year-old Center Moriches man, born with Down syndrome, loaded up…

via Long Island Man With Down Syndrome Launches His Own Charity To Help Others — CBS New York

Why the Country Cannot be United

I am really tired of hearing politicians say we must “unite” the country. They claim to know how to bridge the divisions. No, they don’t and they can’t. When I see white men (and a few white women) marching with torches and chanting hateful slogans; when I see them threatening blacks and Jews and others […]

via Why the Country Cannot Be United — Diane Ravitch’s blog

8-Year-Old Creates Care Packs For Homeless — CBS New York

1010 WINS — It’s clear there’s a real homeless crisis across the globe, and sometimes it can be hard to know where to start, but one little boy is a great reminder that anyone can make a difference. Adrian Young first realized the plight of the homeless after walking by a man lying on the sidewalk…

via 8-Year-Old Creates Care Packs For Homeless — CBS New York

History of Coloring Books

Though the craze for coloring books for grown-ups has recently drawn many adults back to a hobby that had been seen as something for kids, it turns out that adult coloring books are actually how the whole concept started. An early variation on coloring books could be the illustrations for two volumes of the very…

via The Surprising Function of the First Coloring Books — TIME

To Tell The Truth…Pertinent questions that affect Black citizens (Hop’s Column July 26) — New Pittsburgh Courier

LOUIS ‘HOP’ KENDRICK If you are a talk show listener or a reader you will constantly hear or read persons with all of the answers to the array of problems that occur daily, not only in Pittsburgh but also across the nation. The AME Church offered what they perceived as constructive criticism to the NAACP.…

via To Tell The Truth…Pertinent questions that affect Black citizens (Hop’s Column July 26) — New Pittsburgh Courier