Posts by Sangria Lester

Good News in History, January 20

15 years ago today, Breaking Bad premiered on AMC. Created by Vince Gilligan and starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, the show became for basic cable television what the Sopranos had become for premium cable—a smash hit crime drama that created a massive following and several spinoff series. Since its conclusion, the show has been lauded by…

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My Wish For Humanity

Jan 20, 2023— Learning to love takes time, sometimes a long time. Sometimes we feel crushed and like we can’t rise up again, but Antoinette Pienaars wish for humanity is for all to know that we are never completely dead inside. Life can begin again. Mother Nature teaches us the truth of our resilience and…

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38 Ways To Intentionally Celebrate Black History Month (2023)

Black History Month is an annual celebration in the United States that recognizes the history, culture, and contributions of Black Americans every February.  Although we certainly don’t need an awareness holiday to embrace and honor Black history, this month is an opportunity to reconcile with the past, pave the way for a more just future,…

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7 Mental Health Activists You Should Know

It’s estimated that around one billion people globally have a mental or substance use disorder. These statistics alone — gathered by Our World in Data — in no way paint a complete picture of the realities associated with global mental health. As a result of cultural stigmas, lack of access, affordability, and discrimination, countless people…

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Our Right to Heal: Liberatory Harm Reduction

Harm reduction was adopted by public institutions to help stem the spread of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. But it originated in self-advocacy by drug users, sex workers, and trans activists. Harm reduction, like many radical philosophies, was co-opted by institutions of public health, social work, and the medical industrial complex (MIC). Activists fighting for the rights…

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Man from Luck Wins Lottery

A man from Luck, Wisconsin, population 1,191, just won the highest Megabucks lottery jackpot in 8 years after picking up $15.1 million. Mark Cunningham bought the big winning ticket at Wayne’s Food Plus on 151 Butternut Ave. Luck. Cunningham came to the Wisconsin Lottery office in Madison on Monday to claim his winning ticket, saying…

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