• NBCares: Boo2Bullying

    Bullying has become a major epidemic, but one local nonprofit is doing something to combat the problem right here in our community. Boo2Bullying was founded in 2011 by Dimitri Halkdis, a very successful professional photographer based in Los Angeles and in the desert. He had experienced being bullied in his youth and wanted to help […]

  • Kindness Week Motivates PSUSD Students To Be Compassionate

    Students across the Palm Springs Unified School District are wrapping up lessons in kindness this week. More than 600 students painted rocks with feel-good messages of peace and love.  Teachers and administrative staff posted greetings and phrases in hallways and restrooms to remind students of the importance of being kind. At Julius Corsini elementary school […]

  • Muslim woman poses in front of anti-Islam protesters in viral photo

    A woman who inspired thousands with a photo of herself in a hijab, a wide smile on her face and two fingers raised in a peace sign in front of anti-Islam protesters said Thursday she wanted to “combat their hatred with kindness.” Shaymaa Ismaa’eel, 24, who is Muslim, said she immediately spotted the protesters when […]

  • Students Tackle Kindness Challenge

    Students pressed their thumb in paint and left their print on a display at Della S. Lindley Elementary School in Thousand Palms … “By putting your finger here you’re promising to be kind every single day, okay guys?” says counselor Pam Mathis.  This school signed up to tackle the “Kindness Challenge”. Students are given tasks focused on […]

  • Colin Powell Thanks Vet Who Helped Him Change Tire

    A Marine Corps veteran who decided to pull over to the side of the Beltway to help someone with a flat tire didn’t expect he’d see the face of a man he had long admired. Anthony Maggert, of Stafford, Virginia, was driving on the Beltway Wednesday headed toward Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in […]

  • Cathedral City High Celebrates Kindness

    Cathedral City High School students are celebrating kindness. Three words sum it up nicely: “Dude. Be Nice.” “Yes it’s been amazing, I mean the students here are so nice and so kind,” says Samantha Camua, a sophomore at CCHS, with a big smile on her face.  The month long celebration features different activities to spread […]

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