We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.

However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.

Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It's an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.

We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.

More info: Instagram

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Rose the Cook
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8 months ago

Child marriage should not be tolerated anywhere.

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When I'm working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.

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8 months ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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8 months ago

Yet big parts of the Rainforest are burning these days...

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I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It's like a sudden disaster a, it's more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they're out of sync with the news cycle.

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Nea
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8 months ago

This must make many people happy due to one act. Lovely initiative.

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Raine Soo
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8 months ago

I had read about this in the news earlier this year. Good job, mate!

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8 months ago

Thank you Norway!

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As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending".

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8 months ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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8 months ago

It is getting more and more common in some countries and supermarkets. Loose fruits and vegetables and also non-perfect ones. It's a good trend!

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More funding is needed for stem cell research. They have already discovered some incredible ways stem cells can help with paralysis and other movement disorders etc. Imagine what else they can discover.

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I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

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8 months ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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8 months ago

That is amazing! The Netherlands are an amazing example when it comes to society and community. We all can learn from them!

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Lucas
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8 months ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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8 months ago

Steps like these show the power of the State in achieving large scale sustainable results if there is a will.

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Sonja
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8 months ago

Oh...thats sooo sweet, that should be everywhere..

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Marc
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8 months ago

That is especially important in the fight against so called puppy mills.

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Iggy
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8 months ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

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Marc
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8 months ago

It's sad that in 2019 equal pay has to be enforced. It should be just normal... should.

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Sonja
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8 months ago

Oooh.love this...why it is not everywhere...

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Pamela24
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8 months ago

I love this picture! So cute!

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Full Name
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8 months ago

This is a great contrast to all the negativity we hear about women's value in India.

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Raine Soo
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8 months ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The bees thank you, and I thank you.

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Magpie
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8 months ago

I have always hated circuses. Even when I was so young I did not have the words to explain why I was crying. So good to see this!!!

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8 months ago

I'll believe it when I see it. There have been stories of oil eating bacteria, and all sorts of magical things that eat the bad stuff. I hope to see it, but until then....

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8 months ago

This is fantastic. Sooooo many people end up in jail or dead because we fail them as a society.

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8 months ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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8 months ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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8 months ago

Yes but they are in danger of climate change now like many species

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8 months ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Marc
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8 months ago

Palm oil is in so many products. I try to avoid them but it is not always easy. Palm tree farms did destroy a lot of animal habits and nature environments.

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Jon Garrett
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8 months ago

Nairobi has a baby elephant orphanage. So I guess not. Of course, if they are brought up in the orphanage, which is by Nairobi National Park, then they are not sold to a zoo or circus.

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8 months ago

That's adorable. Not sure how something involving grown adults and the most massive terrestrial animals can be adorable, but somehow it is.

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Raine Soo
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8 months ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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8 months ago

Great for packaging! For almost everything else, not so much. But still a great step forward!

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Pedro Hasashi
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8 months ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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Magpie
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8 months ago

That is brilliant! And this research has taken a very long time to bear fruit. Thank god for scientists ;p

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8 months ago

This is great! This is what us grown ups need to do for the climate strike kids.

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Lucas
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8 months ago

The best snoots on the planet's best critters.

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Magpie
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8 months ago

So wonderful to see compassion making the law. * cries just a bit *

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Juliana Kessler
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8 months ago

This is definitely a good thing, but be careful to remember that fortnite is known for an especially toxic crunch culture. Employees are expected to work insane hours with no pay. Planting forests is good, but he should also be held responsible for the unfair and harmful working conditions his company creates.

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Marc
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8 months ago

That is a good sign. Break the circle! That is the only way.

Lily Bussan
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8 months ago

Yeah

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Jill Bussey
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8 months ago

It's a good start. Keep going....

Leslie Burleson
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8 months ago

This is great, but we've still got a long way to go towards equality

Mooncut
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7 months ago

Martin Luther king Jr was a legend for black people. Skin colour doesn't matter!

Thomas Ewing
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7 months ago

All people, not just blacks...

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Steve Cruz
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7 months ago

Black men are still incarcerated at three times the average rate in the U.S., and still receive harsher sentences for comparable offenses than white criminals.

KT Pinto
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6 months ago

So, you didn't get the point of this "good news" article, huh?

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Willem Groenewald
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8 months ago

Now just drop the men bit and replace with "men and women"

Suni Harrell
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7 months ago

What about black women?

miten sasmita
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8 months ago

Proof that if given the equal chance for education, health and basic rights people can strive to be better

Isabella Shore
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8 months ago

Proof that laws that force equality can move a population forward. I will be so happy when racism dies.

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Lise Lautenbacher
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7 months ago

This I would like a source on? Because that to me seems unlikely.

Henry Austan
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7 months ago

Thank God Almighty, Thank God at last, just keep on a pushing

Cindy McKown
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8 months ago

am I the only one questioning the implication (by the percentages given) that 25% of black men are rich? More (by 7%) black men are rich than poor? I'd applaud it, but I don't quite believe it...

Lila Duff
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7 months ago

where did you get those numbers? just because someone isn't poor doesn't automatically mean they're rich...

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Community Member
8 months ago

When some of us (humans) succeed, we all succeed.

Judith Finch
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7 months ago

Can anyone cite the research on this. It seems too good to be true.

Marlene Ricker
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7 months ago

It appears Marin Luther King's dream is starting to bear fruit! How wonderful.

Angela Gallant
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8 months ago

but now even a young adult is shot for answering the door thanks to antagonistic prejudice of white people

Fern Moore
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7 months ago

We've done this in a single generation but F america because it's racist and white people suck right?

JJM
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7 months ago

That is encouraging and long overdue.

Jeffrey Pizel
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7 months ago

yes ,, Yes , YES !

Linda Robinett
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7 months ago

So drop the stereotype of the majority of black people being poor from your brains.

Houston Carr
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7 months ago

See

Houston Carr
Community Member
7 months ago

See!

sharron lynn parsons
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7 months ago

Wonderful news !!!

No you didn't
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8 months ago

So for comparison, what's the percentage of white men that have made it into the middle class or higher?

Kim Bush
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7 months ago

I'm curious about this too

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Full Name
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8 months ago

The answer to most problems is an increase in living standards.

Amina Advany Maglajlić
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4 months ago

What about black women?

Karin Downs
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7 months ago

Fantastic news

Elizabeth Gardner
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7 months ago

Good to see!

Jo Choto
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7 months ago

I would have to question those statistics. Wish it was true.

Renée Guercia
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7 months ago

That is wonderful!

Patrice Brown
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7 months ago

❤️

David Chapman
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7 months ago

Slaves to a different master now...

Denise Ward
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7 months ago

This looks good on the surface but actually what it attests is that now black men have bought the lie of the matrix and succumbed to it. And now they are paying to have people in other countries killed. Rather black men could have started another platform, one that raised everyone including them without capitulating to this system run by criminals.

Lasantha Pethiyagoda
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7 months ago

Great...hope the figures for black women and Hispanics also improve..!

Hayden Van Meeteren
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7 months ago (edited)

That what happens when you aren't stupid enough to think Donald Trump is a racist.

Christina Uhlir
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7 months ago

How can an egomaniac make anybody rich, especially those which came, I quote, from "shitty" countries? Just the facts, please, Hayden.

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Vialniash Piktaz
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7 months ago

I have a dream to how about just stop racism and by that let us legalise the usage of word nigger for all the races :) :) :)

Otso Laine
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7 months ago

With billions in welfare, mind you. What happens if it ends?

Rosemary Collins
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7 months ago

and black women?????

Lindsay Robinson
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7 months ago

This was only a study based on a cohort of men born in the 50s and 60s. This number doesn’t include anyone under the age of 50. This is great for baby boomers but youth and younger adults in the US are really struggling, these stats are super misleading and don’t take into account anything impacting younger folx (explosion of the prison industrial complex and mass incarceration, destruction of the voting rights act, wage stagnation since the 80s, lack of affordable housing, etc). This number is going down across all demographics, Americans are getting poorer and black and brown folx are disproportionately affected.

sharron lynn parsons
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7 months ago

Great news !!!

Susan Henry
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7 months ago

Good

Åse Jakobsson
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7 months ago

What percentage black women have made it to middle class?

Spencer Cook
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7 months ago

I'm not a Trump supporter, but his numbers of black unemployment can't be ignored.

Susan Portugal
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7 months ago

Happy happy happy

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
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7 months ago

So why are they not voting conservative? The progressives certainly didn't have a hand at this! I'm happy for the black race, but they really need to understand who is in their corner!

Christina Uhlir
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7 months ago

Orange color does not go together with black, or many other shades of white.

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sharron lynn parsons
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7 months ago

Wow, great news !!!

Julie Lynch
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7 months ago

Pleased to hear that, it’s a very good sign, let’s hope it keeps improving.

Marg Smith
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7 months ago

Such good news

Madeline Kay Wimmer
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7 months ago

To which definition of the term “middle class” are you referring? Is it referring to an income or purchasing power. At a time when rent and other living costs are so high, it’s not enough to look at someone’s income as a reflection of their wellbeing. A person can work 2-3 jobs in order to be classified as “middle class”, technically yes, but how does that fit into most people’s ideology of the cultural aspects of being middle class?

A2Bros
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7 months ago

Now let's see 0% in the lower class, 30% middle, and 70% upper.

Michelle Ayres
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7 months ago

I just don't like that they call the USA America, forgeting about all the other countrys also in America. 'Cause I'm pretty sure that percentage does not include Brasil. Since we've been awful, expecially this year with the devil as president.

Irene Fluit
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7 months ago

Fantastic!!

Sue Clifford
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7 months ago

Best news yet.

Martha Spurlock
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7 months ago

Break the cycle.

Lemon
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7 months ago

@Russian Oktaku I agree, but u could've said it nicer, and w/o the 'fuck this black shit' bc BLACK LIVES MATTER

Diandra “Mss Didi” Blackthorn
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7 months ago

I would like to know what source he got THIS from - not in the news I read from the people

Christina Uhlir
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7 months ago

probably from Fox "News".

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Alan Melville
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7 months ago

Can I just add that this "statement" goes for black women also.

Toni Miller
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7 months ago

Sure hope this is true.

Marcy Hatch
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7 months ago

Yay!

Sarawyn
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7 months ago

Yes!

Kitty Willis
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8 months ago

Excellent!

Lily Bussan
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8 months ago

This is so exciting

Steven Lidkea
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7 months ago

Thank you, President Trump!

Marie Cadavieco
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7 months ago

What about the percentage of black WOMEN who are poor?

Christina Uhlir
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7 months ago

Here we go again: Bored Panda is looking at the world through the pink glasses. That will not change the world for the better.

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Robert Ross
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7 months ago

highest unemployment rate in history thanks to Trump

Lindsay Robinson
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7 months ago

People don’t count as unemployed if they aren’t looking for work, so this number includes neither people who are underemployed (ie working 3 minimum wage jobs and still unable to make rent) or people who have dropped out of the workforce all together. This stat is misleading at best.

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Trey Enma
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7 months ago

Would have happened a lot sooner had Malcolm X's teachings been taken more seriously instead of Martin Luther King Jr's.

Darrin Konkin
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7 months ago

Mostly thanks to Mr. Trump, but I guess we'll ignore that part right? Orange Man Bad!

Randy Gardner
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7 months ago

Thank you President Trump!

Taylor Andrews
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7 months ago

Thank you Trump.

Donald Schofield
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7 months ago

Thank you, President TRUMP....

Bobbi Smythe
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7 months ago

How telling that these stats apply only to the men.

William Thorp
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7 months ago

Making it into the middle class selling drugs don't count.

Trevor Wallace
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7 months ago

Black unemployment numbers are the lowest on record...ever! Trump 2020

Cathy Proctor
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7 months ago

Great but I would like to know how many of them come from underfunded schools in ghettos.

Susan York
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7 months ago

Thank you president Trump

General Zod
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7 months ago

Thank you Donald Trump. America is great again!

Clinton Yew
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8 months ago

While in my country, minority are getting blamed for their hardworking and the majority who often relying on the government handout are blaming us for stealing their wealth. LoL.

Avital Pilpel
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7 months ago

People need skapegoats.

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Derry Nando
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7 months ago

Go Trump I guess?

Aria Whitaker
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7 months ago

What? What do you think Trump did to somehow cause this? And what if I told you these numbers were the same BEFORE 2016?

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moeless
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7 months ago

So Trump's economy is working? Oh NOOOOOOOO! We must stop it and drag blacks back to the bottom where democrat policies have kept them forever!

Aria Whitaker
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7 months ago

What if I told you these numbers were the same BEFORE 2016?

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8 months ago

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Ffs this stupid black shit. How about Indian reservations eh? Or every fucking body else that ain't black or white in the usa.

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thank you trump for bringin the black unemployment rate to its lowest best president ever

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That's racist.

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Its time to stop bitching and whining about blacks being oppressed!~

Lucas
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8 months ago

When 100% aren't then it's time. Not before.

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The rabid, right-wingers still spewing their nonsense that renewables will drive prices up so high no one will be able to have electricity will not be noticing this development. The belief disconfirmation paradigm is too powerful for some people to overcome.

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Kathy Baylis
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8 months ago

Glad to see them come back. Sad that they died out there in the first place.

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Slinkman
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8 months ago

Ironic to place greenery on the exact place where ice and snow should be.

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8 months ago

This is nice, but it would be better if children being educated wasn’t contingent on their parents paying any sort of fee.

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John
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8 months ago

Sweet! Now they just need to do something about the cattle ranchers.

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Rosie Hamilton
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8 months ago

Dogs are pretty good at this too!

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Foxxy
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8 months ago

We still have a long way to go.

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Alethia Nyx
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*one of mathematics most prestigious awards. The Abel prize for mathematics. The most prestigious is the fields medal, was first (and so far only) won by a woman in 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani.

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