On a ‘political gossip’ story, three articles were published by three different sources.
“Egypt delays UN motion on Israel as Trump intervenes.”
– Headline from the BBC article
“Israelis called Trump to weigh in ahead of the UN Security Council vote.”
– Headline from the CNN article
“Trump Pressures Obama Over U.N. Resolution on Israeli Settlements.”
– Headline from the New York Times article
The purpose of sharing all three of the headlines is to display the bias in our media. Surprise. But more importantly, notice how three different stories being told on the same topic.
Located on N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park is a store called ‘Secret Agent Supply Co.’ The store carries a unique inventory. Most all the items in the store are meant to spark a person’s curiosity and creativity.
The store location is shared with 826CHI, a non-profit organization offering creative writing tutoring. The space was created to give people in the community an opportunity to learn and grow creatively through their writing.
Hate is not a new or isolated issue. On July 2, 1999 Ricky Byrdsong, husband and father of three, was murdered by a white supremacist. As the former Men’s Basketball Coach at Northwestern University, his love for sports translated into his work of helping young people in the community reach their full potential.
I think there is some consensus that we can all share. The world is not fair. We could spend hours arguing the reasons for this unfair playing field or why it seems some people get a leg up in life. These are good questions to be thinking about. But they do not always lead us to answers, a solution, or even a small action of change.
Walking into Curt’s Café is like walking into many other coffee shops. I ordered my coffee, got a scone, and pretended to work. It was a very typical experience, though there was something much greater happening around me.