Bhayana, in the plea, has sought a direction to the Centre and the Karnataka government "to quash the FIR registered in connection of seditious charges against the school management, teacher and a widowed parent of a student for staging a play criticizing CAA, NRC, and NPR." … [Read more...] about Anti-CAA drama: Sedition case against K’taka school management challenged in SC
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The internet is mobilizing to send 9-year-old Quaden Bayles to Disneyland after his mom posted a viral Facebook Live video in which he could be seen crying and saying he wants to kill himself. Bayles, who lives in Australia and is mercilessly teased over his dwarfism, says in the video, “Give me a knife.” … [Read more...] about A viral GoFundMe to send Quaden Bayles to Disneyland lays bare the devastation of school bullying
The Brown Center is a block from North Avenue, a street that saw its windows bricked over in the wake of the 1968 riots, and has suffered from years of disinvestment. The firm has designed two new major projects here. Their Centre on 10 E. North Avenue, now under construction, takes a 73,000 SF building built in 1913 and turns it into a beautiful, industrial mixed-use commercial space. A third of the building will be used for a new joint film program between MICA and the Johns Hopkins University. Z/S took care to restore the original street-front marquee. “That building was abandoned and boarded up for so long, it was just an opaque façade,” Ziger says. “It’s important to put public amenities on the street again, so the lobby is open and the windows open to the street, and the marquee is on.” … [Read more...] about Designing Buildings Open To—Not Hiding From—Baltimore’s Streets
The health industry’s problem with Medicare for All When it comes to Medicare for All—Bernie Sanders’s policy to turn the government into America’s one and only healthcare payer and save us from a profit-driven healthcare system—the people pocketing the $3.6 trillion Americans spend on healthcare every year foresee some problems with it. Here is the logic as told to me: Let’s say Medicare for All gets passed. The new rule would simplify billing and reduce costs immediately. There would also be an opportunity to shift to a more value-based, preventative healthcare model. However, it would kill off a significant number of jobs. The health insurance industry employs roughly 500,000 people, per the New York Times, which says nothing of the large numbers of administrative people hired in doctors’ offices and hospitals. Economist Robert Pollin estimates the job losses from such a shift would be 2 million. Critics of this argument say that perhaps it … [Read more...] about Can high-tech capitalism fix the healthcare industry?
There’s also the Excelsior Club in North Carolina, which was built in an Art Moderne-style in 1944 and was an important African American social club through the middle of the last century. It was also put on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list in 2019, and a developer just purchased it in December. … [Read more...] about Historic black buildings aren’t being preserved. Here’s where they are