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Hiding Under a Rock: 99 “good” news stories from 2018

The world as we know it did not completely fall apart in 2018. It may have seemed like it, because most people were just getting their news from the wrong places. For the last 12 months, the global media has been focused on a lot of bad news. But there were other things happening out there too. Those stories of “Good News” did not make it onto the evening broadcasts, or most social media feeds. The organization Future Crunch spent the year collecting those headlines, as part of its ongoing mission to stop the fear virus in its tracks....

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The struggle for fair housing continues in the “Selma of the North”

Montgomery. Birmingham. Selma. Each of these American cities is hallowed ground in the modern black freedom movement. But, how about Milwaukee? Yes, Milwaukee. The Cream City deserves its place in our national narrative of the civil rights era, too. In a similar way that Birmingham helped spur passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Selma played a catalytic role in the enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Milwaukee contributed to the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary on April 11, 2018. The anniversary affords an opportunity to reclaim...

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