Happy Independence Day, America!

Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July or July 4) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain, King George III, and…

Friends Helping Friends Save the Planet

In a bid to be more environmentally conscious, 85% of Americans surveyed have made at least one positive change in their lifestyle in the past year. In fact, there is a growing interest in becoming more eco-aware is a movement that’s contagious: Half of those polled said they’ve influenced somebody else to be more environmentally…

Sister Cities International Conference to Go Virtual

This year, Sister Cities International is tackling the virtual world by introducing its first online conference July 8-9. As more sister cities programs explore new ways of connecting with their international partners, organizers thought it would appropriate that this year’s conference theme be “Reimagining Citizen Diplomacy: New Connections in a Virtual World.” Fort Worth Sister…

Fort Worth Sorority Paints Mural Promoting Peace

When Delta Sigma Theta sorority’s regional conference in May was canceled due to COVID-19, its members vowed to continue their commitment to serve the community. The women of Delta Sigma Theta partnered with Fort Worth’s graffiti abatement program, Black Coffee Shop and Community Frontline to paint a mural at Black Coffee Shop, 1417 Vaughn Blvd….

How Mangroves Can Save Coastal Property Owners Big Bucks – and More

New studies looking at the relationship between property damage from floods and hurricanes—and the presence of mangrove trees—are suggestibg that this coastal species, loved by fish, crustaceans, and invertebrates, can actually save a country millions of dollars of property damage every year. If you’ve ever lived near water, you’ll understand that flood insurance is about…

Atlanta Hawks Turns State Farm Arena into Georgia’s Largest Voting Location

Fulton County is partnering with the Atlanta Hawks to create Georgia’s largest-ever voting precinct at State Farm Arena, starting with early voting on July 20 for the Georgia General Primary Runoff Election on August 11. This unique partnership will allow tens of thousands of voters to cast their ballots for upcoming elections while maintaining CDC-recommended…