One Funny Thing: Uncurbing Dr. Fauci’s Enthusiasm

One Funny Thing: Uncurbing Dr. Fauci’s Enthusiasm

In Dr. Anthony Fauci’s recent interview with In Style Magazine, he kept a diplomatic tone about how well the White House takes the hard truths he has to share about the COVID-19 pandemic. But what if we had an anger translator to tell us what cool, calm, collected Fauci ACTUALLY means? Sounds amazing, we nominate […]

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Interview of the Week: Councilmember Derek Green, Philadelphia PA

Interview of the Week: Councilmember Derek Green, Philadelphia PA

Derek Green is an at-large member of the Philadelphia City Council. As a member of City Council, Councilmember Green chairs the Committee on Finance and Disabilities and serves as the Vice Chair of the Committees on Aging and Law and Government. Additionally, he serves as the Chair of the Philadelphia Gas Commission, in addition to […]

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Hero of the Week: Olivia Tyler

Hero of the Week: Olivia Tyler

You’re never too young to make a difference and seven-year-old Olivia Tyler is on a mission to protect Chicago’s homeless from COVID-19 by providing housing insecure people free facemasks. Olivia’s Mom Linda told Good Morning America that her daughter turned to her and asked, “How are homeless people going to get masks? How are they […]

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Poaching Surges in Uganda as Coronavirus Devastates Eco Tourism

Poaching Surges in Uganda as Coronavirus Devastates Eco Tourism

by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer Due to the impact of the pandemic, poaching has “surged” in Uganda, as Dina Fine Maron reported last week in National Geographic. Using illegal wire snares and steel traps, poachers are able to catch unsuspecting animals such as antelopes, giraffes, and lions. According to National Geographic, “thousands” of these […]

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One Real Thing: The World Watches America Sputter

One Real Thing: The World Watches America Sputter

Boy, are we blowing it. After the July 4th holiday weekend cases of COVID-19 surged in the United States due to a piecemeal response by governors throughout the country. Last week, the EU banned American travelers, while Canada is fining them and Mexico is working to introduce tighter restrictions on them. It seems as if […]

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Heroes of the Week: Gurpreet Singh and the Riverside Gurdwara

Heroes of the Week: Gurpreet Singh and the Riverside Gurdwara

  The coronavirus pandemic has compounded food insecurity around the world and in the United States has placed great strain on foodbanks. As a result, faith groups have worked diligently to help feed their neighbors. As CNN reported, Gurpreet Singh and other members of the Sikh community in Riverside, California, started to organize efforts to […]

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