NHL Star Sidney Crosby Donates 120,000 Pounds of Food Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Good News Notes: “The novel coronavirus has been an economic wrecking ball. However, several celebrities have stepped in to provide some relief to communities. Hockey star Sidney Crosby is joining the ranks.  Earlier this week, the National Hockey League announced that Sidney helped to donate 100,000 meals to the Pittsburgh community. The centerman, who is currently…

Rihanna partners with Twitter CEO for $4.2M donation to domestic violence victims amid coronavirus pandemic

 Good News Notes: “Rihanna has teamed up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to provide relief to domestic violence victims amid the coronavirus pandemic. The ‘Work’ singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation announced the partnership with the social media executive on Twitter. ‘We’re joining forces with Twitter/Square CEO @Jack today by co-funding $4.2 million grant to the @MayorsFundLA to…

22-year-old runs from ocean to ocean for Clean Seas

Good News Notes: “On 26 July 2019, 22-year-old Sam Bencheghib asked the crowd of friends, supporters and media gathered around him, to take two deep breaths as a reminder of the importance that the oceans have in giving life. Bencheghib was about to embark upon a 3,100-mile run across the United States of America from coast…

Celebrities provide coronavirus pandemic relief with donations

Good News Notes: “Bunkered down at home or not, celebrities all over the world are stepping up to do what they can to combat the coronavirus pandemic by making charitable donations to those in need. As the numbers of those infected with COVID-19 rose to over 200,000 worldwide as of Wednesday morning, the world’s biggest…

Baby Gorilla Born at L.A. Zoo Is a Girl

 Good News Notes: “The Los Angeles Zoo announced Monday that its staff have determined the sex of a Western lowland gorilla that was born on Jan. 18. The baby had spent three weeks “bonding and clinging tightly to her mother,” a zoo statement said. The baby, who doesn’t yet have a name, is the first…

$25M grant to bring more black teachers to DC, Baltimore

Good News Notes: “Going on 10 years, Urban Teachers has used statistical data, cultural common sense and plucked every person in love with teaching they could find to prove a point: When your child is taught by people who look like them, who grew up in much the same way they did, chances are your…

Giraffe Gives Birth to 138-Lb., 6-Foot Baby at California Zoo

Good News Notes: “On Oct. 5, Masai giraffe mom Hasina gave birth to her fifth calf, a female that weighed in at 138 pounds at birth. The “little” calf is already over six feet and is walking on her own.” “According to the zoo, Masai giraffes are the largest of the nine subspecies of giraffes…