I really needed this today: SAVANNAH — [UPDATE] The two dogs have been placed together with a potential adopter and should travel to Florida soon with their new owner, according to the Savannah Morning News. Read the original story below. It’s a buddy story born amid homelessness and suffering. Chachi and Joanie formed a special […]
Category Archive for 'Higher Ground'
Medical people like this are real heroes: Sheik Umar Khan, the doctor leading anti-Ebola efforts in Sierra Leone—one of three Western African countries that have been hit by an outbreak—has contracted the virus himself, Reuters reports. [...] “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life,” Khan said in an […]
That would be writer Gideon Levy: “My biggest struggle,” he says, “is to rehumanize the Palestinians. There’s a whole machinery of brainwashing in Israel which really accompanies each of us from early childhood, and I’m a product of this machinery as much as anyone else. [We are taught] a few narratives that it’s very hard […]
The Rev. William Barber gave a barnburner of a speech at Netroots Nation last week. If you’ve looked at the videos I’ve posted from North Carolina’s Moral Mondays, you’ve heard him. He’s the Martin Luther King of our time:
We don’t get much positive stuff these days, so I’m happy to note this: Los Angeles officials are developing a new strategy for taming pervasive homelessness on skid row, easing up on arrests for petty offenses while concentrating mental health, medical, housing and sanitation services in the long-troubled swath of downtown. Officials say the effort […]
Very, very sad that things are at the point where he was moved to do this: A 79-year-old retired minister in Texas killed himself via self-immolation in an effort to protest what he described as lingering racism in his childhood home — his final effort in a career marked by social activism, the Dallas Morning […]
In case you’ve been living in a cave, here’s an abused elephant some nice people rescued. They’re taking care of him now.
We need very much to remember the many people who don’t back their country’s abuse of power. Because if we don’t acknowledge that glimmer of hope, we’re lost: The family of slain Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir received condolences from an unlikely source Tuesday: Israelis who had asked to come and mourn with them. The scene was […]
Today in History: Slavery was abolished in the U.S. territories (1862):