Day: September 17, 2020

Health & Wellness

Readjusting Daily Habits Improves Brain Health

by Thomas OppongIn an era of better technology, we are all being rewired to do more to the detriment of our brains. According to experts, our modern lifestyle is chipping away at neural pathways and making us slower, denser and less capable of original thought. Hyperconnectivity is increasingly taking its toll on our brains. In […]readmore

National News

The future is speaking – listen up!

Local to National – Message from San Francisco on Census by Rosina Ghebreyesusfor the San Francisco Bay View (8/20)More and more youth are stepping up to get their families counted in the 2020 census. Talking with a few young Frisco natives, new perspectives are gained on the dynamics of growing up in hard-to-count communities.For most […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

The Lesson in the Mural

I just got off of the phone with a beautiful group of men and women. Collectively, we were responsible for creating the bulk of the programming on the Black Lives Matter mural in front of Restoration. If you read this column weekly, then you are well aware that I worked on the Friday programming at […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On

SUMMER IN AMERICA Louisville, Kentucky will pay Breonna Taylor’s family $12 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit after she was killed in a botched police raid. No criminal charges were leveled against raiding policemen. The US general election season comes to an end in 49 days, from September 17. This year will be one […]readmore

National News

COVID-19 hits Latino, Black and Native American Wallets Harder

By Jim Saksaand Michael MacagnoneCQ-Roll Call (TNS) WASHINGTON — The coronavirus has hit people of color harder than white households, causing higher rates of infection, hospitalizations, deaths and, as a new survey has found, financial despair. Black, Latino and Native American households reported disproportionately high income loss, financial problems and housing insecurity in a poll […]readmore


It Can’t Happen Here (1935)

By Sinclair Lewis Book ReviewThis novel is set during the election of 1936, and focuses on a journalist named Jessup as he watches national events unfold in a terrifying way. A Democratic candidate, Berzelius “Buzz” Windrip” secures the nomination for the presidency (defeating FDR in a primary) and then  wallops Republican candidate Walt Trowbridge in […]readmore

National News

The Color of Coronavirus

COVID-19 Deaths by Race and Ethnicity in the U.S by APM RESEARCH LAB STAFF Our ongoing Color of Coronavirus project monitors how and where COVID-19 mortality is inequitably impacting certain communities—to guide policy and community responses to these disproportionate deaths. The coronavirus has claimed more than 195,000 American lives through Sept. 15, 2020—about 24,000 more […]readmore

National News

President Donald Trump Admitted Downplaying COVID Threat in Interviews with

By Benjamin Kail President Donald Trump, who claimed that COVID-19 was under control and would “disappear” as the pandemic continued to spread across the country, acknowledged to journalist Bob Woodward that he knew early on the virus was far deadlier than the flu, even as he admittedly downplayed the threat facing the American public. According to an interview on […]readmore