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

Con Edison Crew at it again

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Westchester County woman was all smiles Monday evening after her wedding ring was recovered in a New York City sewer. CBS2’s Marc Liverman spoke exclusively to Sarah Sommer, and the Good Samaritans who helped her get her ring back. Every day in New York, millions of people walk over grates…

via Con Ed Crew Helps Woman Get Ring Back After It Falls Down Sidewalk Grate — CBS New York

This story reminds me of the time I dropped my keys on the train track!

Affordable Housing

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Protestors in the Bronx were fired up on Monday, saying an affordable housing building is ruining the neighborhood with noise and drugs. As CBS2’s Reena Roy reported, tenants claim it’s just not true. Local leaders and elected officials were getting their message out loud and clear on White Plains Road. They…

via Residents, Community Leaders Say Affordable Housing Is Ruining Bronx Neighborhood — CBS New York

Farming Days are Over

(NEW DELHI) — When Rani’s husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over. “There are no rains,” said the 44-year-old woman from drought-stricken Tamil Nadu, one of hundreds of farmers protesting in the capital for more…

via Farmer Suicides Rise in India as Climate Change Takes Its Toll — TIME