Pour yourself a cuppa, and given the recent mass shooting headlines, consider adding a shot of something harder. Then, click on the "radio" here for Vagrom Eclectic's latest music podcast, find your favorite nook, and chill as you browse these headlines.
Franklin was "born" after a school teacher, Harriet Glickman, had written a letter to creator Charles M. Schulz after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot to death outside his Memphis hotel room. Read more here.
US counties where President Donald Trump held a campaign rally saw a 226% increase in reported hate crimes compared to similar counties that did not hold a rally, political scientists at the University of North Texas said in a Washington Post analysis.
Another Facebook Post in my feed:
•30 killed in two mass shootings in 24 hours
•33 killed in one week from mass shootings
•251 mass shootings so far this year
•3 reasons: political inaction to regulate firearms, white supremacy, toxic masculinity
Colorado's Next Fleet of Busses and Trucks Could Be Electric
Greta Thunberg to Sail to Americas for UN Climate Summit
And finally, for your "Action is the Antidote to Despair" calendar:
2019 Education Series: Not in My Backyard: The Fear of Homelessness in Suburbia
Wednesday, August 21 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Stout Street Health Center