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Pickler & Ben: In addition to teaching science, Ms. Barbara Talley at Donelson Middle
School in Nashville, TN also helps fill the school's food pantry,
stocked with food items for students who wouldn't otherwise have food to
eat outside of school.
Inspired by her story, Sprouts donated $1,000 to Ms. Talley’s food
pantry program at Donelson Middle School. If you'd also like to donate
food items to the school's food pantry, head to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DonelsonMidd...
Pickler & Ben is an hour-long, multi-segmented lifestyle talk show
filmed in Nashville and hosted by country star Kellie Pickler — known
for her quick-wit and bubbly personality — and journalist Ben Aaron, a
funny, curious, and good-natured New Yorker.
Note: From The G-Man invites you to escape the relentless and vicious coverage of all things Trump, and the non-stop barrage of negative news reports, by scrolling down and reviewing heartwarming stories like this.
CBS This Morning: First on "CBS This Morning," two former soccer stars share how they're
recruiting others to protect future athletes. Michelle Akers scored both
goals in Team USA's first championship in 1991. And in 1999, Brandi
Chastain helped lead the team to another title. Dr. Jon LaPook spoke to
them about why they're trying to raise awareness of debilitating brain
disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
PBS NewsHour: Reading and writing can provide a profession, a passion or an escape
from reality. In Washington, D.C., the Free Minds Book Club positions
the activities as mechanisms through which incarcerated people can
express themselves in healthy and constructive ways. As Jeffrey Brown
reports, inmates who participate in the organization have a much lower
recidivism rate than the national average.
CBS News: When Levi Narine came out as queer at age 19, his relationship with his
mother went downhill. However, all that changed this Pride Month, when
the family reunited as part of a Verizon campaign, called "Love Calls
Back," with a message of acceptance and love.
Governor at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Click on the photos to increase their size.
During his solidarity and trade mission to Israel, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Old Jerusalem and the Western Wall, as well as Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to victims of the Holocaust.
Cuomo at the Western Wall.
"The religious and historical significance of Jerusalem is indescribable, and these marvelous pieces of history are a testament to how Israel, a country that was constantly under attack, has overcome so many challenges," Governor Cuomo. "Sharing this extremely powerful experience with my daughters has made it all the more impactful. They are personally disturbed about this rash of anti-Semitism, and they wanted to travel with me to Israel to make a statement as a sign of their love for Israel and for the Jewish community. We visited Yad Vashem, an extremely moving memorial to the victims of the Holocaust that serves as a living lesson of what the Jewish people have endured. We must continue to tell their story to ensure it is never repeated, and we will stand strong and united and fight hatred in all its forms."
Mumia’s vision has rapidly deteriorated. It has been confirmed that
Mumia currently suffers conditions that seriously threaten his eyesight.
These include glaucoma, a vitreous detachment and cataracts in both
eyes. This threat seriously jeopardizes his life and well-being, as well
as his journalistic profession.
eye doctor is recommending surgical procedures to remove the cataracts
on both eyes, but SCI-Mahanoy Doctor Courtney Rodgers is delaying
scheduling the needed examinations and surgeries with Mumia's outside
ophthalmologist. Rodgers works for Correct Care Solutions, a notorious
for-profit prison and immigration detention medical company that,
according to the Project on Government Oversight, has been sued at least
1,395 times with complaints alleging a range of charges, including
wrongful death, malpractice and inadequate healthcare.
Mumia faces increasing nerve damage to his eyes. He is unable to read
or do other things requiring normal vision. This delay echoes the years
of delays Mumia experienced getting treatment for hepatitis C. By the
time the DOC was finally forced by Federal Court to treat Mumia with the
Hep C cure, it was too late to prevent cirrhosis of the liver.
Bonus Report: Listen to Mumia Abu-Jamal's commentary Passing of a Healeron
the death in early June of Dr. Patricia Bath. Bath was a world-renowned
ophthalmologist who patented the technique for laser surgery for
cataracts. Her motivation was to prevent blindness in the African
American community. She was the first African American woman to get a
NBC News: NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo host 2020 presidential candidates in two
primary face-offs, Wednesday June 26th and Thursday June 27th, live from
Miami. Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and
José Diaz-Balart moderate.
Groups Call for Unity and an End to Violence in the Community
By Gary Glennell Toms
Street Corner Resources and members of the Harlem community recently gathered at the corner of the site where the killing of Leroy Phinazee
occurred. Community activists and residents urged calm and restraint in
the wake of the tragedy and denounced other acts of violence that have
According to a report published in the New York Daily News, "Phinazee was ambushed from behind as he walked into the Funfair
Deli on Lenox Ave. at W. 137th St. by a hooded gunman just past 7 p.m.
on Monday, cops said."
Sekou, Founder and CEO of Street Corner Resources, urged Harlem
residents, elected officials and community groups to come together and
develop a plan to actively engage community youth and deter gang
violence. "I was at the hospital with the family of the young man that
was killed. I saw the pain in the mother's eyes, so I feel some kind of
way about it! I feel some kind of way," said Sekou. "No mother should
have to go through this! It's time for us to stand up and fight back as a
community now.... and long after this press conference!"
New York State Senator Brian Benjamin and a representative from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer were also in attendance.
If you have any information on the killing, contact Detective Vasquez of the 32nd Precinct at (212) 690-6315.
Click here to watch From The G-Man's coverage of the press conference.
PBS NewsHour: House Democrats called on fellow lawmakers to support a bill that would
provide $4.5 billion in additional funding to care for migrants who are
detained near the U.S.-Mexico border. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep.
Katherine Clark and Rep. Veronica Escobar urged Republicans to vote with
them to approve the measure on June 25. The White House has threatened
to veto the bill, which it says includes too many restrictions on border
PBS NewsHour: House Republicans criticized Democrats on Tuesday, June 25, for a bill
that would provide $4.5 billion in additional aid for migrants being
detained near the U.S.-Mexico border. GOP leaders said Democrats have
filled the bill with "poison pills" that place unreasonable restrictions
on immigration enforcement. Democrats "would rather launch political
attacks than actually do something to help those children at the
border," said Rep. Liz Cheney, the Republican Conference chair, who was
joined by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Whip
Steve Scalise and Rep. Mike Rogers, the ranking member on the House
Homeland Security committee.
Global News: Former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE), John Sandweg, shared his thoughts with Global News on the current
state of the U.S. border and immigration. According to Sandweg,
families and children are detained for longer than the centres were
Global News: A portion of the revenue collected as a result of carbon pollution
pricing will go toward updating schools across Canada with energy
efficient retrofits, announced Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on
June 25 in Ottawa.
Based on the best seller by Studs Terkel, and adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, the show features music by an illustrious list of songwriters such as Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, and James Taylor.
In 2012, two new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda were added to the original composition. Cherished songs such as "Just a Housewife," "Millwork," and "Fathers and Sons" comprise the musical, which is enriched by new monologues based on interviews with
City Center's own staff in honor of our celebratory
75th Anniversary Season.
Call (212) 581-1212 for performance dates and additional information.
The Rebirth: A Solo Exhibition and Gala" is an extension of "A Woman's Perspective" painting collection by Artist Briana L. Hill, M. Ed. This solo exhibition, which will run from June 25 to June 28, will feature nude-figurative portraits; Acrylic on canvas, as well as watercolor on paper.
This will also be a fundraising exhibition, celebrating the commencement of B. Hill Artistry's Official Incorporation and non-for-profit organization: "Art Education with B. Hill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – First Lady Melania Trump’s BE BEST campaign reaches
new heights. Today, the Office of the First Lady is announcing 21 BE
BEST Ambassadors from key agencies across the Administration to help
further the First Lady’s goal of educating children and parents about
the issues they face, and promoting programs and services available to
help them with today’s challenges.
At her one-year anniversary celebration in May, Mrs. Trump acknowledged
and thanked BE BEST’s first Ambassador, a representative with the United
States Agency for International Development (USAID). The First Lady
also called upon other agencies across the Administration to appoint a
BE BEST Ambassador and today, the office is proud to be working
alongside 22 BE BEST Ambassadors, who will focus on resources and
opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of children.
Since the announcement of BE BEST, the First Lady has collaborated with
numerous departments and agencies to advance each of the three BE BEST
pillars – the well-being of children, online safety, and combating
opioid abuse. Over the past two years Mrs. Trump has carried her BE
BEST message—one of hope and empowerment—to children and families in the
United States and around the world, including her first solo trip to
Africa with USAID to visit the beautiful countries of Ghana, Malawi,
Kenya and Egypt. She has emphasized the urgency and severity of our
Nation’s opioid crisis with visits to multiple newborn intensive care
units, conducting listening sessions, and hosting roundtables to shine a
light on successful programs across the country.
As part of the
broader effort to reduce addiction, she has spoken to thousands of
children of all ages about the dangers of drug abuse. She has met with
major technology companies to understand the challenges that each faces
in the effort to address negative behavior online, and has encouraged
children to practice digital civility and responsible behavior. She has
met with more than 30 foreign diplomats, heads of state, or spouses to
exchange ideas on the challenges children are facing all over the world.
Mrs. Trump also reconvened the Interagency Working Group on Youth
Programs in order to build upon the good work being done across the
“I am thrilled that we have identified and partnered with so many
organizations both inside and outside of government to help promote and
expand the three pillars of BE BEST,” stated First Lady Melania Trump. “As we move into the next phase of my initiative, I look forward to the
work ahead. There is no greater opportunity than that of helping
children reach their fullest potential as they grow up.”
The new Ambassadors will serve as a point of contact for moving BE BEST forward within their respective agencies.
PBS NewsHour: Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan talks with Judy Woodruff about his
life after Congress. How have the policies he helped implement fared
under the current administration? What are Ryan’s views on current
economic policies? He'll address what is going well, what we can do
better, and the issues he'll prioritize in his post-Washington world.
The E. coli contamination has been cleared from Long Beach's water supply and the boil water notice has been lifted. On June 21, Nassau County officials informed the State Office of Emergency Management that E. coli was found in Long Beach's drinking water supply. In response, the Governor has directed State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker and team to investigate the source of contamination and work with Nassau County and the City of Long Beach to ensure a similar incident doesn't happen again.
Dr. Zucker and New York State Department of Health professional engineers are on site at the Long Beach water treatment plant today to work with city officials to help investigate the source of the contamination. Over the weekend, the Governor deployed 115,000 bottles of water to Long Beach residents to ensure access to clean water for residents and visitors.
"The health and safety of New Yorkers is paramount, and during difficult situations we will always do everything in our power to ensure communities get the resources they need. This situation on Long Beach was no different," Governor Cuomo said. "I am pleased to report state and local health officials were able to take immediate action to resolve the situation and the Boil Water Order has been lifted. I have also directed the State Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, and his team to investigate the source of contamination and to identify ways to ensure this doesn't happen again."