HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Juneteenth celebrations took place throughout the Houston area on Tuesday, but many people who are not from Texas are still trying to determine what exactly is the significance of the holiday.
Sesame Street features new foster-child Muppet named Karli
Sesame Workshop, which is the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, announced a new initiative to offer support for children in foster care, along with new characters on the show that depict a foster family.
The initiative features three new characters: Karli, who is a young Sesame Street Muppet in foster care, as well as her “for-now” parents Dalia and Clem, according to a Sesame Workshop press release . The initiative also aims to support foster parents and providers who serve foster families.
“Fostering a child takes patience, resilience, and sacrifice, and we know that caring adults hold the power to buffer the effects of traumatic experiences on young children,” said Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President of U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Workshop.Read the full article
Counseling available for grief-stricken 'Game of Thrones' fans
For the past eight years, “Game of Thrones” has captivated millions while simultaneously inducing anxiety as viewers watched with baited breath to see who would eventually sit on the Iron Throne.
Now that the show is over, an online local service marketplace, Bark.com, is offering “qualified” guidance counselors who are “familiar with the series,” to help deprived fans who feel their lives are now dark and full of terrors.
It’s not an unreasonable at all to say that “Game of Thrones” had an impact on fans. The show's eighth season averaged 43 million views per episode, which is more people than the entire population of Saudi Arabia. A recent poll found that 27.2 million people had planned to call out sick for work the day after the series finale .Read the full article
Lawyer: Three handwritten wills found at home of Aretha Franklin months after her death
A lawyer says three handwritten wills have been found in the Detroit-area home of Aretha Franklin, months after her death, including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room.
The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears to give the famous singer's assets to family members. Some writing is hard to decipher, and the four pages have words scratched out and phrases in the margin.
Franklin was 76 when she died last August of pancreatic cancer. Lawyers reported that she had no will at the time, but three handwritten versions were discovered in early May.Read the full article
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