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The true picture of climate change includes methane’s effects — locally, regionally and globally

  This story was originally posted by The DC Line online version on Sept. 13, 2022. It’s in your gas stove. It leaks from service lines leading into houses and apartment buildings. It crisscrosses large regions of the United States through underground pipelines. It has the potential to warm the planet 80 to 85 times...

After prison, freeing the mind through reading and writing

This story was originally published on Black News & Views online version on Sept. 2, 2022 Gary Jaggers had spent nearly 40 years in prison when he discovered a way to escape his confinement, at least in his mind: reading and writing. And now that he’s been released, reading books and writing poetry and short...

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Col. Myles Caggins III brings commitment to public service, journalism, and mentoring to YMG Board

Colonel Myles Caggins remembers when, while serving as a spokesman for the National Security Council (NSC) in 2016, he helped President Barack Obama prepare for an interview with the Japanese public broadcaster NHK. It was the first time that the Japanese network interviewed President Obama, and Caggins, who had helped set up the interview, describes...

AccesSOS brings emergency services to Deaf community

Gabriella Wong received a text from her father saying he had gotten into a car accident, and she immediately called 911 for him. Both of her parents are deaf, and she is their hearing emergency point of contact that represents a life-or-death difference for them.  While Wong spoke to a dispatcher on the phone, she...

As 988 launch date approaches, progress on crisis hotline builds

By Hermes Falcon, Youthcast Media Group™ A new hotline launches July 16 to handle mental health and substance use crises in place of 911. Similarly to 911, the hotline is only three numbers long: 988. Speakers at Virtual NAMICon 2022 conference “Together for Mental Health” in June discussed the importance of this new hotline and...

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Miles Hall’s mom says he’d ‘likely be alive today’ if she could’ve called 988 instead of 911

Published in the San Bernardino American, June 28, 2022 By Radiah Jamil and Julianne Hill, Youthcast Media Group™ Four officers from the Walnut Creek Police Department in California arrived at Taun Hall’s home just minutes after she called 911, seeking help for her son Miles who was experiencing a mental health crisis. For years, Hall...