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“Good News” articles to provide you with inspiration and hope that there is still good in the world. People from all walks of life are making an impact by doing good, and so can you!
Frankel Amos is a barber who has a passion for cutting hair and for helping people who have autism. His brother Amos has autism, and he started cutting his hair at home. Once Frankel started working at a shop, he decided to come in early on Saturday mornings in order to cut the hair of people with autism. The reason he opens early for them is so that they don’t have to get overstimulated by other excess stimuli that can be present when other people are there. He calls it “Fading Autism.” Read the whole article here.
Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart, and Katherine Johnson are among the names of iconic and historically significant women being made into barbies. The toy company Mattel is doing this as part of an effort to create more diverse role models for young girls. Watch the video explaining all the details.
Over a thousand students from Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow high school joined more than “2,500 schools across the country in a 17-minute demonstration to end gun violence and honor the 17 victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting.” The vice principal of the school stated, “It makes me proud to see that they are becoming active members in our democracy…They are learning that they have a voice that can have an impact on the dialogue around public policy.” Watch the video and read the full article here.
The Walt Disney Company is on a mission to create a more comforting and “less scary” environment for children in the hospital by bringing their characters to life for kids, starting in the Texas Children’s Hospital. Read the full story and watch the video here.
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