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Goalball may have been designed for the blind, but one group of Brooklyn players proves that the sport is as dangerous, fast-paced and competitive as any you’ll find.
Ibrahim Shahadat has retinitis pigmentosa, a rare degenerative eye disease, but embraces his blindness as an asset rather than a disability. He is an overachiever who thinks his world would be shattered if he ever saw again. Ibrahim’s positive attitude has helped him become one of the top New York State players of goalball—a Paralympic sport for the visually impaired. As some of his teammates slowly lose their sight to the same culprit, Ibrahim helps them cope with the condition as their world progressively turns dark.
“Playing by Ear” is an abridged excerpt from the upcoming feature documentary “Shot in the Dark”; Shahadat is one of the main characters in the film.
A new dad on the nightmare-inducing challenge of coming up with a timeless but fresh, cool but not too cool name for his son.
Amy Vilela lost her daughter when she couldn’t afford the medical bills. When her Congressman told her he wouldn’t support universal healthcare, Amy said, “I’m running.”
Cori Bush is a registered nurse, a pastor and a mom. After taking to the streets to protest police killings, she looked in the mirror and said, “why not politician, too?”
In early 2018, we introduced you to a bartender from the Bronx trying to pull off what many said was impossible. Here’s how AOC became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
Paula Jean Swearengin has seen West Virginia’s land exploited, its people fall ill, and its politicians do nothing. So she decided to do something herself.
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