Posts by Sangria Lester

Good News in History, January 21

88 years ago today, The Wilderness Society was formed by an “organization of spirited people who will fight for the freedom and preservation of the wilderness.” Fast forward to modern times and the society has successfully aided in the establishment of 111 million acres of wilderness in 44 states. READ about their early years… (1935) The founders…

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Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement

Jan 21, 2023— “In Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement, Nobel Prize Winner, Daniel Kahneman together with co-authors Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein show how noise helps produce errors in many fields, including medicine, law, public health, economic forecasting, food safety, forensic science, bail verdicts, child protection, strategy, performance reviews and personnel selection. And…

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How Republicans Whitewash MLK

The GOP has a history of taking Martin Luther King Jr.’s words out of context to justify their own racist policies. Jan 20, 2023 In this 1965 photo, President Lyndon B. Johnson discusses the Voting Rights Act with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images U.S. Rep. Chip Roy of Texas is just the latest…

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Black Joy Is Propelling a Rural Racial Justice Movement

In the summer of 2020, when protests against police brutality were taking place in Portland and Salem, Oregon, Julianne Jackson was there with the crowds on the streets, chanting for justice. But something nagged at her. Jackson, a Black woman with a loud voice and an infectious laugh, began to feel that she was not…

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Urban Walkability is Gaining a Foothold in the U.S.

Jake Poznak, co-owner of Moonrise Izakaya, a Japanese restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, could have easily been a statistic of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Restaurant Association, more than 100,000 restaurateurs across the country had to close their businesses because of the pandemic. After the first wave, when restaurants began to reopen,…

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