31
July

Young and Homeless in the Land of Plenty

We were touched by the Washington Post story about 26-year-old homeless twins, Brian and Tim Kern, who were assaulted back in June in the Washington D.C. park in which they slept.  Estranged from their father, the twins were on their own since their mother’s death when they were only 19.

Thanks to the outpouring of good will that resulted from coverage of the incident, Tim’s extensive injuries and the very human story of these two young men, Brian and Tim Kern look to a much brighter future, BUT…
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21
July

Beware of the Hoodie Next Door

On one recent cool summer evening, with my hair a mess, I had to make a quick trip to the market, so I slipped a gray hoodie over my t-shirt and headed out the door.

“Where are you going in that?” screamed my roommate. “You can’t wear a hoodie out in the streets.”

That got me thinking: When did this comfortable, very practical article of clothing become the pariah of fashion and the target of racist rage?
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21
July

Boy Rescues Kidnapped Girl: Two Teens Chase Down Suspect on Bikes

Black Teens Saves Kidnapped White Girl

Google says there are over 12 pages devoted to the heroic acts this week of 15-year-old Temar Boggs and his buddy, Chris Garcia, who chased down the kidnapper of 5-year-old Jocelyn Rojas on their bicycles, returning her to her distraught family.

Just as the citizens of Lancaster Pennsylvania celebrate the selfless deeds of young Temar, who quickly organized the bike-brigade search party, we celebrate the Internet for sharing the story with the millions of us who don’t catch Lancaster local news.
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